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Irish Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Irish.

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

 

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

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May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

My Irish passport makes me look like a chief of staff for the Provisional IRA.
- Jack Higgins

I'm Irish.
I think about death all the time.
- Jack Nicholson

Sometimes the archaism of the language when it's spoken
is why we are all in love with the Irish today.
- Diane Wakoski

The British Government and the Irish Government have
accepted very clearly the Mitchell Report.
- Dick Spring

I come from a long line of staunch Irish Catholics.
- Robert Vaughn

I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess.
- Gregory Peck

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

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

You think the Welsh are friendly, but the Irish are fabulous.
- Bonnie Tyler

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

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

I have good genes.
My father is Danish and my mother is Irish and Native American.
They both have good skin.
- Virginia Madsen

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke,
but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet.
- Oliver Herford

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

The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.
- Gerry Adams

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

People do think I'm Jewish.
But we're Irish Catholic.
My father had a brogue.
- Martin Short

Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
- Bob Geldof

The Irish and British, they love satire,
it's a large part of the culture.
- Ben Nicholson

Everywhere I look, I see the evidence of a creator.
But I don't see it as religion,
which has cut Irish people in two.
I don't see Jesus Christ as being
in any part of a religion.
Religion to me is almost like when God leaves -
and people devise a set of rules to fill the space.
- Bono

I was raised Irish Catholic, but I don't consider myself Irish Catholic:
I consider myself me,
an American.
- John Cusack

Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness,
a joy.
- Fiona Shaw

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

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

Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart.
- Maria Edgeworth

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

The gun is not out of Irish politics.
- Ian Paisley

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy,
which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
- William Butler Yeats

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

We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely.
- Caroline Corr

I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys,
as we know.
- Sandra Bullock

Angel was the first Irish feature film.
Neil's first movie and my first movie.
- Stephen Rea

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

In old times people used to try and square the circle;
now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation.
- Samuel Butler

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

The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for
the dirty polluted blood of all the world.
- Norman Mailer

I'm just a true Irish boy at heart.
- Colin Farrell

To marry the Irish is to look for poverty.
- J. P. Donleavy

Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

The Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots.
- Sean Connery

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
- Brendan Behan

My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan,
and me - I'm tan, I guess.
- Mariah Carey

Other people have a nationality.
The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.
- Brendan Behan

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

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

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

Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people,
or rather the hashish.
- Oliver St.
John

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

My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me.
Why should it?
- Carroll O'Connor

The Irish Government can no longer stand by and see
innocent people injured and perhaps worse.
- Jack Lynch

Yancy is actually a Native-American name,
but I'm Irish.
Go figure.
- Yancy Butler

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

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

I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.
- Edna O'Brien

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

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

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

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

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps,
the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel,
and the Irish.
- Leon Uris

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

In Ireland, it's been like U2 and The Cranberries,
which is rock, but you know they're Irish.
- Caroline Corr

The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well;
they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.
- Harold Nicolson


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