Quotations that match 'irish'.

There are probably more annoying things than being hectored about African development by a wealthy Irish rock star in a cowboy hat, but I can't think of one at the moment. Paul Theroux
[ African Annoying Being Cowboy Development Hat Irish Moment More Probably Rock Star Than Things Think Wealthy]
On the Northern Ireland question, for instance, the British and Irish governments prohibit media contact with members of the IRA, but we have always gone ahead, believing in the right to information. Kate Adie
[ Ahead Always Believing British Contact Gone Governments Information Instance Ira Ireland Irish Media Members Northern Prohibit Question Right]
Me and Johnny Rotten have been talking about doing a movie of his book, No Irish, No Dogs, No Blacks. We have a script, so hopefully that's going to happen at some point in our careers. Penelope Spheeris
[ Been Blacks Book Careers Dogs Doing Going Happen His Hopefully Irish Johnny Movie Our Point Rotten Script Some Talking]
When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all, in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity. Gerry Adams
[ Defence Families Freedom Gave Idly Irish Others Pursuit Risen Stood Unity Your]
I was for two years a pupil at the Model School in Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system, and if any special religious instruction was given in connection with that system, I do not recollect it. Edmund Barton
[ Any Conducted Connection Fort Given Instruction Irish Model National Pupil Recollect Religious School Special Street System Then Two Upon Which Years]
If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks. Brendan Behan
[ Forks Go Irish Out Raining Soup Would]
I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that. Van Morrison
[ Before Certainly Created Industry Irish Music Paul Think U2]
But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the cadence and fullness of speech, since the Irish love words and use as many of them in a sentence as possible. Anne McCaffrey
[ Changed Fullness Ireland Irish Living Love Many Possible Say Sentence Since Speech Them Use Will Words]
It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish. Douglas Hyde
[ Ashamed Brought Disgraceful Everything Institutions Irish Irishmen Language Most Shame Their Up Way Which]
The basic policy of the British Government was that since the majority of people in Northern Ireland wished to remain in the United Kingdom, that was that. We asked what would happen if the majority wanted something else, if the majority wanted to see Irish unity. John Hume
[ Asked Basic British Else Government Happen Ireland Irish Kingdom Majority Northern Policy Remain See Since Something United Unity Wanted Wished Would]
To marry the Irish is to look for poverty. J. P. Donleavy
[ Irish Look Marry Poverty]
I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys, as we know. Sandra Bullock
[ Boys Irish Know Thing]
In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new, imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments will share power in the north. Gerry Adams
[ Alternative Both British Context Dynamic Governments Imaginative Irish New North Power Promote Share Which Will]
Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history. Fiona Shaw
[ Artistry Educated History Irish Local Only]
Oh, the Irish were building the railroads down through Mexico, through Chihuahua. They finished the railroads when they finished out in the West Coast, and they went down and put the trains into Mexico. Anthony Quinn
[ Building Chihuahua Coast Down Finished Into Irish Mexico Oh Out Put Railroads Through Trains Went Were West]
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
[ Cynical Everybody Everything Irish Lack Rather Respect Wonderful]
I was raised Irish Catholic, but I don't consider myself Irish Catholic: I consider myself me, an American. John Cusack
[ American Catholic Consider Irish Myself Raised]
The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine. Seamus Heaney
[ Contemporaries Helped Imagine Inhabit Ireland Irish Now These]
I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt. Edna O'Brien
[ Catholic Guilt Iceberg Irish Long]
I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same. Iris Murdoch
[ Being Everyone Important Irish Nice Place Same Says Second Take Think Woman]
I - and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who felt on this subject as I do - have always liked my Celtic countrymen and disliked the English nation; it is a national trait of character, and I cannot help it. Douglas Hyde
[ Always Cannot Celtic Character Countrymen Disliked English Felt Help Hundreds Irishmen Liked Nation National Subject Thousands Trait]
The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill. Harold Nicolson
[ Anyone Enemies Everyone Ill Irish Their Them Want Well Wish]
I printed a list of Irish names from the Internet and my husband, Dave, saw Finley on the list. I really liked it but didn't want to scare Dave off with my enthusiasm. So I used a little reverse psychology and let him think it was his idea. Holly Marie Combs
[ Dave Enthusiasm Him His Husband Idea Internet Irish Liked List Little Names Off Printed Psychology Really Reverse Saw Scare Think Used Want]
If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain. William Howard Taft
[ American Brain Due Humor Infusion Into Irish Largely Our Race Safety Then]
The Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots. Sean Connery
[ Fire Irish More Scots Seem Than Them]
They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon. Bobby Sands
[ Because Break Dawn Day Desire Freedom Heart Ireland Irish Moon Rising See Show Then Will Won]
The majority of the members of the Irish parliament are professional politicians, in the sense that otherwise they would not be given jobs minding mice at crossroads. Flann O'Brien
[ Crossroads Given Irish Jobs Majority Members Mice Minding Otherwise Parliament Politicians Professional Sense Would]
I think the Irish woman was freed from slavery by bingo. They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags and have a drink and play bingo. And they deserve it. John B. Keane
[ Bingo Deserve Dressed Drink Freed Go Handbags Irish Now Out Play Slavery Their Think Up Woman]
Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago. Lara Flynn Boyle
[ Being Big Chicago Growing Irish Particularly Thing Up]
The glory of the old Irish nation, which in our hour will grow young and strong again. Should we fail, the country will not be worth more than it is now. The sword of famine is less sparing than the bayonet of the soldier. Thomas F. Meagher
[ Again Country Fail Famine Glory Grow Hour Irish Less More Nation Now Old Our Should Soldier Sparing Strong Sword Than Which Will Worth Young]
I think now, more than anytime I can remember, bands are sounding pretty similar whether they're English or American, from Manchester or London... or Leeds or Welsh or Irish. Graham Coxon
[ American Anytime Bands English Irish Leeds London Manchester More Now Pretty Remember Similar Sounding Than Think Welsh Whether]
Angel was the first Irish feature film. Neil's first movie and my first movie. Stephen Rea
[ Angel Feature Film First Irish Movie Neil]
There's something about the Irish that is remarkable. Fiona Shaw
[ Irish Remarkable Something]
Perhaps our Irish friends should not so completely turn their backs on their historical dishes, no matter how many jokes they might have to endure. Nick Clooney
[ Backs Completely Dishes Endure Friends Historical How Irish Jokes Many Matter Might Our Perhaps Should Their Turn]
A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano. Fiona Shaw
[ Drawing Irish Lot Perform Piano Play Rooms Sing Songs]
Violence and irrationality were so long and thoroughly cultivated among the Irish, and so perfectly ingrained into their nature, that modern civilization has as yet been unable to extract the virus. Thomas Mellon
[ Among Been Civilization Cultivated Extract Ingrained Into Irish Long Modern Nature Perfectly Their Thoroughly Unable Violence Virus Were Yet]
They believed that Britain was in Ireland defending their own interests, therefore the Irish had the right to use violence to put them out. My argument was that that type of thinking was out of date. John Hume
[ Argument Believed Britain Date Defending Had Interests Ireland Irish Out Own Put Right Their Them Therefore Thinking Type Use Violence]
Well I think that's probably one of a few, where I grew up in the City of New York, it's got a lot of energy, my parents are Irish-American so there was a bit of yelling going on in my house but it seemed normal. John McEnroe
[ Bit City Energy Few Going Got Grew House Lot New Normal Parents Probably Seemed Think Up Well Where Yelling York]
Irishmen are not reserved, and the company appeared dying to be intimately acquainted. William Hamilton Maxwell
[ Acquainted Appeared Company Dying Intimately Irishmen Reserved]
It has to do with the fact that Ford, for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac, as anyone who knows him will say. Henry Fonda
[ Anyone Egomaniac Fact Ford Greatness Him His Irish Knows Say Will]
I have the soul of a singer and do splendidly in the shower but the world will never hear it. Basically, I'm the only Irish person who can't carry a tune. Roma Downey
[ Basically Carry Hear Irish Never Only Person Shower Singer Soul Tune Will World]
Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans. Bob Geldof
[ Africans Americans Black Irish More Than]
Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart. Maria Edgeworth
[ Blunders Heart Irish Never Our]
Finally, Colin Farrell showed up on my doorstep, only he wasn't Colin Farrell - he was just this Irish kid who had read the script and wanted to do it. Robert Towne
[ Colin Doorstep Finally Had Irish Just Kid Only Read Script Showed Up Wanted]
We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English. Winston Churchill
[ Always Bit English Found Irish Odd Refuse]
We have, therefore, directed the Irish Army authorities to have field hospitals established in County Donegal adjacent to Derry and at other points along the Border where they may be necessary. Jack Lynch
[ Along Army Authorities Border County Directed Established Field Hospitals Irish May Necessary Other Points Therefore Where]
I come from a long line of staunch Irish Catholics. Robert Vaughn
[ Catholics Come Irish Line Long Staunch]
I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. Leon Uris
[ Corps Drawn Inspiration Irish Israel Jewish Marine Palestine Struggle]
My Irish passport makes me look like a chief of staff for the Provisional IRA. Jack Higgins
[ Chief Ira Irish Look Makes Passport Provisional Staff]
There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either. James Callaghan
[ British Citizen Either Injustice Ireland Irish Loss Northern Single Soldier Worth]
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. William Butler Yeats
[ Abiding Being Had Him Irish Joy Periods Sense Sustained Temporary Through Tragedy Which]
Our fifty principal cities contain 39.3 per cent of our entire German population, and 45.8 per cent of the Irish. Our ten larger cities only nine per cent of the entire population, but 23 per cent of the foreign. Josiah Strong
[ Cent Cities Contain Entire Fifty Foreign German Irish Larger Nine Only Our Per Population Principal Ten]
My father was totally Irish, and so I went to Ireland once. I found it to be very much like New York, for it was a beautiful country, and both the women and men were good-looking. James Cagney
[ Beautiful Both Country Father Found Good-Looking Ireland Irish Men Much New Once Totally Very Went Were Women York]
My father's parents were Irish. Only a year before my father died, he and I went back to Ireland for a week to look at the old homestead. John Hawkes
[ Back Before Died Father Homestead Ireland Irish Look Old Only Parents Week Went Were Year]
No, men and women of the Irish race, we shall not fight for England. We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire and the construction of an Irish republic. James Larkin
[ British Construction Destruction Empire England Fight Irish Men Race Republic Shall Women]
But let's just say, I'm Irish. I grew up in the 1950s. Religion had a very tight iron fist. Liam Neeson
[ Fist Grew Had Irish Iron Just Religion Say Tight Up Very]
At Leeds I've tried to concentrate on my club form, but you get caught up in all the World Cup fever once you come back to Ireland and see all the Irish boys again. Robbie Keane
[ Again Back Boys Caught Club Come Concentrate Cup Fever Form Get Ireland Irish Leeds Once See Tried Up World]
Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine, so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists. Alan Parker
[ Acknowledge Also Because Difficult Even Exists Film Fine Ireland Irish Particularly Quite Rain Very]
The British Government and the Irish Government have accepted very clearly the Mitchell Report. Dick Spring
[ Accepted British Clearly Government Irish Mitchell Report Very]
I'm half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I was a dog, I'd be in a hell of a mess! Audrey Hepburn
[ Belgium Born Dog Hell Mess]
In old times people used to try and square the circle; now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation. Samuel Butler
[ Circle Devise Irish Nation Now Old Satisfying Schemes Square Times Try Used]
Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn declaration it was disregarded, and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years, was destroyed by the Act of Union. Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud, by treachery and falsehood. John Edward Redmond
[ Act After Carried Declaration Destroyed Disregarded Eighteen Falsehood Five Force Fraud Gentlemen Hundred Irish Know Lasted Parliament Solemn Treachery Union Well Which Years]
I grew up in a big Irish, Catholic family. My dad was a pretty rough guy. So one of my brothers left home when he was 15 and found his way to the gym. It gave me the opportunity to go and spend some time with him and work out in the gym. Gerry Cooney
[ Big Brothers Catholic Dad Family Found Gave Go Grew Guy Gym Him His Home Irish Left Opportunity Out Pretty Rough Some Spend Time Up Way Work]
I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess. Gregory Peck
[ Guess Had Irish Streak Stubborn]
I live again the days and evenings of my long career. I dream at night of operas and concerts in which I have had my share of success. Now like the old Irish minstrel, I have hung up my harp because my songs are all sung. John McCormack
[ Again Because Career Concerts Days Dream Evenings Had Harp Hung Irish Live Long Night Now Old Operas Share Songs Success Sung Up Which]
My parents were French and Irish and our family even has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States and consider myself part American. Vivien Leigh
[ American Consider Even Family French Irish Love Myself Our Parents Part Spanish States United Were]
Who can doubt that between the English and the French, between the Scotch and the Irish, there are differences of character which have profoundly affected and still affect the course of history? Goldwin Smith
[ Affect Affected Between Character Course Differences Doubt English French History Irish Profoundly Scotch Still Which]
You think that religion is a thing that is there to help you and to see you through life, and then you wake up one morning and find the entire Irish situation, the civil war that's based on religion. Midge Ure
[ Based Civil Entire Find Help Irish Life Morning Religion See Situation Then Thing Think Through Up Wake War]
I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London. Most of that time I spent fighting. Pierce Brosnan
[ Balls Catholic Fighting Had Irish London Most Some South Spent Time]
The Irish job was something that had to be sorted out. Jack Charlton
[ Had Irish Job Out Something Sorted]
I grew up mostly with classical, big band, and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen. Moira Kelly
[ Band Big Classical Grew Irish Listening Lot Maybe Mostly Music Really Rock Roll Sixteen Start Until Up]
Above all else, deep in my soul, I'm a tough Irishwoman. Maureen O'Hara
[ Above Deep Else Soul Tough]
Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me. Colin Farrell
[ Am Being Everywhere Irish Much Part Take Very]
The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working class from their knees was to press forward with determination and enthusiasm towards the ultimate goal of their efforts, a Co-operative Commonwealth for Ireland. James Larkin
[ Before Best Class Co-Operative Co-Operative Commonwealth Could Determination Efforts Enthusiasm Forward Goal Ireland Irish Knees Offer Press Raised Thanks Their Those Towards Ultimate Went Working]
Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top. William Butler Yeats
[ Growing Irish Learn Made Now Out Poets Scorn Shape Sing Sort Toe Top Trade Up Well Whatever Your]
Yancy is actually a Native-American name, but I'm Irish. Go figure. Yancy Butler
[ Actually Figure Go Irish Name]
I have good genes. My father is Danish and my mother is Irish and Native American. They both have good skin. Virginia Madsen
[ American Both Danish Father Genes Good Irish Mother Native Skin]
The gun is not out of Irish politics. Ian Paisley
[ Gun Irish Out Politics]
As you know, I am neither Roman Catholic, Protestant Episcopalian, nor Presbyterian, nor am I an Irishman. John Bright
[ Am Catholic Episcopalian Irishman Know Neither Nor Presbyterian Protestant Roman]
My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it? Carroll O'Connor
[ Irish Nothing Should Why]
Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns - outside the door. Martin McGuinness
[ British Door Everyone Guns Irish Leave Outside]
Well ironically my last three roles have all been a mother. One was a Canadian film where the baby was taken away because she is a drug addict, in Irish Jam I play a mother to a four year old. I think in the future I'll be able to handle the role with a lot more depth. Anna Friel
[ Able Addict Away Baby Because Been Canadian Depth Film Four Future Handle Irish Ironically Jam Last Lot More Mother Old Play Role Roles She Taken Think Three Well Where Year]
I'm proud of my Irish heritage and culture and this show will feature a lot of Irish dancing. Michael Flatley
[ Culture Dancing Feature Heritage Irish Lot Proud Show Will]
As they say, one thing led to another, and, ultimately, the British and Irish governments asked me to serve as chairman of the peace negotiations, which ironically began six years ago this week. George J. Mitchell
[ Ago Another Asked Began British Chairman Governments Irish Ironically Led Negotiations Peace Say Serve Six Thing Ultimately Week Which Years]
I'm just a true Irish boy at heart. Colin Farrell
[ Boy Heart Irish Just True]
Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I'll probably waste. Tug McGraw
[ Good Irish Ninety Other Percent Probably Spend Ten Times Waste Whiskey Women]
The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership. Gerry Adams
[ Army Commitment Every Irish Kept Leadership Made Republican]
I've had Irish skin from the time I was a young girl. Lara Flynn Boyle
[ Girl Had Irish Skin Time Young]
It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago, and in many Italian and Irish tenements, or that any workshops could be worse than some of those I had seen in our foreign quarters. Alice Hamilton
[ Any Believe Chicago Conditions Could Europe Foreign Had Impossible Irish Italian Many Our Polish Quarters Section Seen Some Tenements Than Those Were Workshops Worse]
Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis. Brendan Behan
[ Irish Jews Nationality Other Psychosis]
There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. John Millington Synge
[ Irish Language Soothing]
Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day. The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you're different in a society, you're funny. Will Eisner
[ Been Day Different Funny Historically Humor Immigrant Irish Kid Mores Predicated Society Thought Tied Yellow]
I had great faith in Irish actors, that they'd be hip to the whole theatre thing, and they are. I had no illusions of coming over here as some kind of big shot. It's been a learning experience for me too. Christopher Meloni
[ Actors Been Big Coming Experience Faith Great Had Here Hip Illusions Irish Kind Learning Over Shot Some Theatre Thing Too Whole]
That's what the holidays are for - for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn't that the Irish way? Lara Flynn Boyle
[ Another Dispute Holidays Irish Person Stories Tell Them Way]
In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents: become a priest or attend Notre Dame. Phil Donahue
[ Attend Become Boy Catholic Dame His Impress Irish Notre Parents Priest Two Ways Were]
We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely. Caroline Corr
[ Bit Irish Loosely More Our Play Songs]
You think the Welsh are friendly, but the Irish are fabulous. Bonnie Tyler
[ Fabulous Friendly Irish Think Welsh]
I have been interested in Irish traditional music for the past few years. Nobuo Uematsu
[ Been Few Interested Irish Music Past Traditional Years]
Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry. William Butler Yeats
[ Cast Coming Days Indomitable May Mind Other Still Your]
My first thought when I came here was that I understood why there are so many great Irish writers - because there is something mystical in the air. There's always this cloudy, moody sky and it's challenging. Christopher Meloni
[ Air Always Because Came Challenging Cloudy First Great Here Irish Many Moody Mystical Sky Something Thought Understood Why Writers]
Irish is the prominent nationality in the family, but beyond that, I really don't know. I see a lot of artistic or creative influence coming through on my mother's side. William Wiley
[ Artistic Beyond Coming Creative Family Influence Irish Know Lot Mother Nationality Prominent Really See Side Through]
Have you heard about the Irishman who reversed into a car boot sale and sold the engine? Frank Carson
[ Boot Car Engine Heard Into Irishman Reversed Sale Sold]
The economy in Ireland has been rampaging ahead for the last 15 years. Barring an international, political or natural catastrophe, things can only get better for the Irish. Eddie Murphy
[ Ahead Been Better Catastrophe Economy Get International Ireland Irish Last Natural Only Political Things Years]
The Irish Government can no longer stand by and see innocent people injured and perhaps worse. Jack Lynch
[ Government Injured Innocent Irish Longer Perhaps See Stand Worse]
Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy. Fiona Shaw
[ Emit Even Happiness Irish Joy Kind Nothing]
Sometimes the archaism of the language when it's spoken is why we are all in love with the Irish today. Diane Wakoski
[ Irish Language Love Sometimes Spoken Today Why]
My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess. Mariah Carey
[ Black Father Guess Irish Mother Tan Venezuelan]
The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for the dirty polluted blood of all the world. Norman Mailer
[ Blood Cry Dirty How Irish Know Men Only Polluted World]
I wrote a script. I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting. It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920, which is a fascinating period and place for me. Tom Berenger
[ Acting Actually Enjoyed Fascinating Irish More Period Place Rebellion Script Than Which Writing Wrote]
I loved Jack Ford. I got him in his later days, and he was a total tyrant and a total autocrat and an Irish drunk. But I had a great time. Richard Widmark
[ Autocrat Days Drunk Ford Got Great Had Him His Irish Jack Later Loved Time Total Tyrant]
In Ireland, it's been like U2 and The Cranberries, which is rock, but you know they're Irish. Caroline Corr
[ Been Ireland Irish Know Rock U2 Which]
An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards. Austin O'Malley
[ Afterwards American Englishmen Frenchmen Irishman Pacing Seated Standing Thinks]
The Butcher Boy is a very great novel indeed and a very important Irish novel. The ambiguity of that is, he's writing a book about an appalling situation and he does it in a hilarious way. Stephen Rea
[ Ambiguity Appalling Book Boy Butcher Does Great Hilarious Important Indeed Irish Novel Situation Very Way Writing]
The Irish and British, they love satire, it's a large part of the culture. Ben Nicholson
[ British Culture Irish Large Love Part Satire]
People do think I'm Jewish. But we're Irish Catholic. My father had a brogue. Martin Short
[ Catholic Father Had Irish Jewish Think]
Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. Shane Leslie
[ Another Day Every Find Goes Irishman Make Out Patrick Speech St]
Now here I am playing a passionate young Irishman who would die for what he believes in. James D'arcy
[ Am Believes Die Here Irishman Now Passionate Playing Would Young]
I went further and further back through the centuries to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions. James D'arcy
[ Back Centuries Emotions Evokes Further Get History Irish Least Now Passions Perspective Sense Strong Such Through Understand Went Why]
It is sufficient to say, what everybody knows to be true, that the Irish population is Catholic, and that the Protestants, whether of the Episcopalian or Presbyterian Church, or of both united, are a small minority of the Irish people. John Bright
[ Both Catholic Church Episcopalian Everybody Irish Knows Minority Population Presbyterian Protestants Say Small Sufficient True United Whether]
Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people, or rather the hashish. Oliver St. John
[ Chloroform Irish Politics Rather]
The way I see it is that all the ol' guff about being Irish is a kind of nonsense. I mean, I couldn't be anything else no matter what I tried to be. I couldn't be Chinese or Japanese. John McGahern
[ Anything Being Chinese Else Irish Japanese Kind Matter Mean Nonsense Ol See Tried Way]
To be honest I live among the English and have always found them to be very honest in their business dealings. They are noble, hard-working and anxious to do the right thing. But joy eludes them, they lack the joy that the Irish have. Fiona Shaw
[ Always Among Anxious Business Dealings Eludes English Found Hard-Working Honest Irish Joy Lack Live Noble Right Their Them Thing Very]
They have nothing in their whole imperial arsenal that can break the spirit of one Irishman who doesn't want to be broken. Bobby Sands
[ Arsenal Break Broken Imperial Irishman Nothing Spirit Their Want Whole]
I'm Irish. I think about death all the time. Jack Nicholson
[ Death Irish Think Time]
Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there's the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity. John McGahern
[ Anybody Dead English Everything Gaelic Ghost Identity Inherit Ireland Irish Knows Language Listen Our Rain Reflect Skies Speech Things Those Use Will Works]
Amongst Women concentrated on the family, and the new book concentrates on a small community. The dominant units in Irish society are the family and the locality. The idea was that the whole world would grow out from that small space. John McGahern
[ Amongst Book Community Concentrated Concentrates Dominant Family Grow Idea Irish Locality New Out Small Society Space Units Whole Women World Would]
I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check. Edward Burns
[ Check Good Guilt Happy Keeps Makes Reality Suffer Thing]
The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet. Oliver Herford
[ Gave Haven Irish Joke Seen Yet]
For a man to come right out and say he does not believe in the Old Testament, I think many Catholics across the nation as well as the world are offended by Bill O'Reilly claiming he's an Irish Catholic. Stephen Bennett
[ Across Believe Bill Catholic Catholics Claiming Come Does Irish Man Many Nation Offended Old Out Reilly Right Say Testament Think Well World]
Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French. Cyril Cusack
[ English French Identity Irish National Something Theatre Whether World]
But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda - no-one else is going to do that. Gerry Adams
[ Agenda Concluded Else Going Irish No-One Peace Prevail Process Republicans Secured Set Sovereignty Successfully Then]