Quotation Explorer - 'Irish'

When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. - Edna O'Brien
Irish and English are so widely separated in their mode of expression that nothing like a literal rendering from one language to the other is possible. - Robin Flower
Wearing of the greenOn March seventeen.Shamrocks and Irish folkTake o'er the scene! - Richelle E. Goodrich
Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. - Alex Levine
The Irish are a fair people - they never speak well of one another. - Samuel Johnson
If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks. - Brendan Behan
[These]were the legitimate acts of self-defense which had been forced upon the Irish people by English aggression... We did not initiate the war, nor were we allowed to choose the battleground. - Michael Collins
What can I say? I'm Irish, I love a good potato. - Sophia Tallon
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
I never waited for my Irish Cream coffee to be the right temperature, with a storm happening outside and my fireplace crackling ... I wrote every day, at home, in the office, whether I felt like it or not, I just did it. - Stephen J. Cannell
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. - W.B. Yeats
I was born Katie O’Reilly, she began. Poor Irish, but proud of it. I boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger with nothing more than the clothes on my back. And the law at my heels. Titanic Rhapsody - Jina Bacarr
Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis. - Brendan Behan
God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.
For the multiculturalist, white Anglo-Saxon Protestants are prohibited, Italians and Irish get a little respect, blacks are good, native Americans are even better. The further away we go, the more they deserve respect. This is a kind of inverted, patronising respect that puts everyone at a distance. - Slavoj Žižek
You can’t have it both ways. Either I’m Irish and can talk, or I’m a man and I can’t. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
More than loud acclaim, I loveBooks, silence, thought, my alcove.Pangur BánPoem by Anon Irish Monk, Translated by - Seamus Heaney
I think being a woman is like being Irish... Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the time. - Iris Murdoch
I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could. - George Bernard Shaw
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