A sign inside the front door of Holy Cross Primary School, in north Belfast, reads: If we'd been born where they were born and taught what they were taught, we would believe what they believe.
— Anonymous

People fell in love with Alex Higgins, a working-class fellow from the back streets of belfast. That's what brought the game alive.
— John Higgins

He came to the States in 1963, I think with a view to making up with my mother, but that didn't work. He came for three weeks, and drank his way all over Brooklyn. And went back... I went to his funeral in Belfast.
— Frank McCourt

I'm just a normal working class boy from Belfast.
— Kenneth Branagh

When I started studying tenor saxophone as a kid in Belfast, I did so with a guy named George Cassidy, who was also a big inspiration.
— Van Morrison