IRISH Quotes

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- 
a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.
•Adrienne Cook

From the great Gales of Ireland
Are the men that God made mad,
For all their wars are merry,
And all their songs are sad.
•G. K. Chesterton

An Irishman needs three things: silence, cunning and exile.
•James Joyce

This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.
•Sigmund Freud (about the Irish)

The Irish are a very fair people, they never speak well of one another.
•James Boswell

Even now, it's not too late to say sorry. It would mean so much.
•Mary Robinson, former President of the Republic of Ireland

What's the use of being Irish if the world doesn't break your heart?
•John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: 
alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.
•Alex Levine

The referendum went as most people hoped it would.
•Irish Times editorial displaying acute understanding of the Democratic Process

O Ireland isn't it grand you look--
Like a bride in her rich adornin? 
And with all the pent-up love of my heart
I bid you the top o' the mornin! 
•John Locke

British Army bomb disposal squads who attempt to defuse car bombs early and before areas are properly evacuated will be responsible for endangering civilian lives.
•IRA statement 1988.

"Ludicrous. Ridiculous."
•1989 edition of Collins Concise Dictionary defines the word 'Irish'

On she went, and her maiden smile
In safety lighted her round the Green Isle;
And blest forever was she who relied
Upon Erin's honor and Erin's pride.
•Thomas Moore

It's not that the Irish are cynical.
It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect
for everything and everybody.
•Brendan Behan

There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. 
•John Millington Synge