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Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.

Pope John Paul II, clergyman

Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift.

Liam Neeson, actor

Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.

Dave Barry, journalist

My point is there's a hidden Scotland in anyone who speaks the Northern Ireland speech. It's a terrific complicating factor, not just in Northern Ireland, but Ireland generally.

Seamus Heaney, poet

You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology. It won't work. That's why you have all these problems in the world. Name them: India, Pakistan, Ireland. Name them-all these problems. They're all religious problems.

Jack Kevorkian, activist

Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.

James Joyce, novelist

Oh, all kinds of lunacy happens in Ireland, all kinds of lunacy.

Anjelica Huston, actress

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, director

The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for centuries and is not yet half full.

Boyle Roche, politician

Ireland and England are like two sisters; I would have them embrace like one brother.

Boyle Roche, politician

Why should Ireland be treated as a geographical fragment of England - Ireland is not a geographical fragment, but a nation.

Charles Stewart Parnell, politician

Everybody gets too drunk sometimes; and even if everybody didn't, I have gotten too drunk sometimes. I haven't hurt anybody. In Ireland we drink a lot. It's part of our culture. I like drinking. I don't think it's a bad thing.

Andrea Corr, musician

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, activist

The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine.

Seamus Heaney, poet

There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true.

Fiona Shaw, actress

I would love to write the story of my upbringing in Ireland.

Fiona Shaw, actress

It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money for your first communion.

Roma Downey, actress

We're nondenominational. I come from Northern Ireland, and we've had religious wars for years. I didn't want to create an illusion that my God is better than your God. So our show is a spiritual show, not a religious show.

Roma Downey, actress

There are two traditions in Northern Ireland. There are two main religious denominations. But there is only one true moral denomination. And it wants peace.

David Trimble, politician

Well I think it has always been a mistake to reduce the peace process in Ireland to a decommissioning process.

Martin McGuinness, politician

Sinn Fein is the fastest growing party on the island of Ireland.

Martin McGuinness, politician

When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland.

Terri Windling, artist

By adopting the 'free trade,' or British, system, we place ourselves side by side with the men who have ruined Ireland and India, and are now poisoning and enslaving the Chinese people.

Henry Charles Carey, economist

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 C. Hawkes, novelist

I sure love Ireland. The first trip I ever made was last year when I did this record in Dublin.

Michael W. Smith, musician

I was born in Northern Ireland in 1951. I lived most of my life there until 1986 or 1987.

Paul Muldoon, poet

On the other hand, at some level the mass of unresolved issues in Northern Ireland does influence the fact that there are so many good writers in the place.

Paul Muldoon, poet

My partner Dan Ireland wants me to direct, and I read a lot of scripts - some good enough that I could see myself. But then it's like, so what? Who cares? Let someone else direct it.

Vincent D'Onofrio, actor

I grew up in Derry, of course, and it was - Derry was the worst example of Northern Ireland's discrimination.

John Hume, politician

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, politician

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, politician

In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side.

John Hume, politician

The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent.

Hugh Leonard, dramatist

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, athlete

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

Caroline Corr, musician

I have lived in countries that were coming out of conflict: Ireland, South Africa, the Czech republic. People there are overflowing with energy.

Brian Eno, musician

Stop at home. Arm for Ireland. Fight for Ireland and no other land.

James Larkin, activist

The land of Ireland for the people of Ireland.

James Larkin, activist

We shall not fight for the preservation of the enemy, which has laid waste with death and desolation the fields and hills of Ireland for 700 years.

James Larkin, activist

Obviously one of the things that poets from Northern Ireland and beyond - had to try to make sense of was what was happening on a day-to-day political level.

Paul Muldoon, poet

People were so keen to get investment. In those days, there was quite significant unemployment in Northern Ireland, and that had been the general pattern in Northern Ireland for many, many years.

John Hume, politician

I came to Ireland 20 years ago as a student, hitch-hiking round for a week and staying in Dublin.

Greta Scacchi, actress

I remember my first show was a live TV show in Ireland, and I was just petrified. It was horrific.

Caroline Corr, musician

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, activist

Ireland is a great country to die or be married in.

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

While I was in London it was completely upside-down. I got a whole new life and it was a challenge to keep in touch with my life in Ireland, but it was great fun. Now though, I've been back home since November and gradually all connections with my HP life have been fading.

Evanna Lynch, actress

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?

Quentin Crisp, writer

After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality. The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor.

George William Russell, writer

I call on everyone of goodwill both in Ireland and abroad to join now in ensuring that the beginning of peace becomes a reality, before this year is out. Let us together open a new era in our history.

Albert Reynolds, politician

What Ireland needs now above all else is peace.

Albert Reynolds, politician

I believe we've spent many years trying to bring about talks which have all the Parties in Northern Ireland involved so that there'd be inclusive talks.

Dick Spring, politician

It... is the best opportunity we've had in the last 25 years to bring about a settlement in Northern Ireland, and I think we should leave no stone unturned to achieve that.

Dick Spring, politician

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, leader

I am hugely proud to have played for Ireland.

Kenny Cunningham, athlete

They want to derail peace because they want to plunge Northern Ireland back into armed conflict.

Peter Mandelson, politician

Altho that is so, Ireland has always denied and Ireland still denies that the Union was binding upon her either legally or morally. And here on this historic occasion we have assembled to renew our protest and to place it upon record.

John Edward Redmond, politician

One American said that the most interesting thing about Holy Ireland was that its people hate each other in the name of Jesus Christ. And they do!

Bernadette Devlin, politician

I do identify with St. Patrick, not just in name. He drove the snakes out of Ireland. I intend to drive the snakes out of the State House.

Deval Patrick,

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, comedian

It is not only our duty to America, but also to Ireland. We could not hope to succeed in our effort to make Ireland a Republic without the moral and material support of the liberty-loving citizens of these United States.

Thomas Francis Meagher, soldier

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism... to ward off threats to her own security and influence.

Bernadette Devlin, politician

Ethiopia didn't just blow my mind; it opened my mind. Anyway, on our last day at this orphanage a man handed me his baby and said, 'Would you take my son with you?' He knew, in Ireland, that his son would live, and that in Ethiopia, his son would die.

Bono, musician

At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.

Seamus Heaney, poet

I want to say to all of you that when I take my oath of office I will do my absolute best to use all of my abilities for all of the people of Ireland.

Michael D. Higgins, politician

I hope that at the end of the seven years, people will say that I have been of some inspirational value to them at home in terms of inclusiveness and abroad, I look forward to representing Ireland.

Michael D. Higgins, politician

Ireland has made its choice for the future and it has chosen the version of Irishness it will build. I know, and I will work with head and heart to be part of it with all of you in creating that future one in which all of us can be part of and part of us too.

Michael D. Higgins, politician

I love our shared island, our shared Ireland and its core decency. I love it for its imagination and its celebration of the endless possibilities for our people.

Michael D. Higgins, politician

You are not speaking for yourself, but for Ireland.

Michael D. Higgins, politician

Barney was interested in bringing professional boxing back to Northern Ireland in a big way.

Barry McGuigan, athlete

The arts are very alive in Ireland, so that had its influence on me. But I consider myself European, really.

Michael Fassbender, actor

Along the way I have been able to choose some themes which ask questions - not necessarily force a message on anyone, but at least invite the audience to question things: jury service, dignity in dying, Ireland - and not least because they force me to ask myself questions. Where do I stand?

Julie Walters, actress

At this moment, when Ireland seems about to break into something new, we thought it was worth looking back at a time when people seemed to have found a way out of the sectarian division of the country.

Stephen Rea, actor

I don't feel ashamed of my wife's political background, and I don't think she should either. I feel that the people who administered the North of Ireland for the last 20 years should be ashamed. There you are.

Stephen Rea, actor

Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?

Theodore Bikel, actor

Australia integrated the - brought on the ships and unleashed in the society the dogs of sectarianism, which had existed in other places - in Glasgow, in Liverpool and of course in Ireland, north and south.

Thomas Keneally, novelist

I'd love to live in Ireland but I'd like to live as me, not what someone thinks I am. People don't understand - I lived there before I was famous.

Van Morrison, musician

I know there's some kind of history to mountain music-like it came from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition.

Loretta Lynn, musician

For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms.

Gerry Adams, politician

The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally.

Gerry Adams, politician

I've also worked hard portraying an Ireland which is fast disappearing. Ireland was a very depressed and difficult place in the 1980s, and I've tried to include that in the script. I worked really hard to find the heart of the book.

Neil Jordan, director

I've had three novels published, and I was working a little bit in theater in Ireland. I wrote one film script just to see what it would turn out like.

Neil Jordan, director

No, I just thought of a story and wrote down what I saw. It was about two kids in Ireland who went around killing people. It was called Travelers, and it was made as an independent film.

Neil Jordan, director

I mean I grew up in Ireland, so one would have to be consciously blinkered not to have reflected on the issue of political violence because that was the story since I was 19 years old or 20.

Neil Jordan, director

Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick.

Samuel Beckett, playwright

To be Irish is to know that in the end the world will break your heart.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, politician

We come bulletproof in Ireland. We're reared tough, and we fight.

Conor McGregor, mixed martial artist

In Northern Ireland, I truly, effortlessly, knew who I was. I knew where I belonged. I felt completely and utterly secure.

Kenneth Branagh, actor

What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass; it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favour of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today.

Elizabeth II, royalty

Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic heart.

William Butler Yeats, poet

The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea.

James Joyce, novelist

You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon; Ireland's history in their lineaments trace; think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.

William Butler Yeats, poet

I like Ireland because it means I'm near France.

Harry Harrison, author

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, actor

Going back to Ireland involves at least six to seven emotional breakdowns for me per day.

Anjelica Huston, actress

It was great to work in Ireland because it's such a beautiful country, but it's not particularly easy to film in because the weather changes all the time.

Anjelica Huston, actress

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