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

Winston Churchill, politician

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.

Alex Levin,

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

Leon Uris, writer

A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.

Fiona Shaw, actress

Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.

Colin Farrell, actor

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

Brendan Behan, dramatist

The presidency is an independent office and the Irish people whom I appreciate so much and I take with such responsibility have given a very clear mandate on a very clear set of ideas to me, as the ninth president.

Michael D. Higgins, politician

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, activist

I worked the drive-through at McDonald's and tried out different accents - Italian, Russian, Irish.

James Franco, actor

I started hitching about the country when I was 16 or 17 years old. I found the music that was played around the country - Irish music - had a particular resonance.

Brendan Gleeson, actor

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, actress

The Irish job was something that had to be sorted out.

Jack Charlton, athlete

[Waiting for Godot] has achieved a theoretical impossibility—a play in which nothing happens, that yet keeps audiences glued to their seats. What's more, since the second act is a subtly different reprise of the first, he has written a play in which nothing happens, twice.

Vivian Mercier,

But my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires.

James Joyce, novelist

There's no sense to being Irish unless you know the world's going to break your heart.

Thomas Adcock,

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

Seamus Heaney, poet

Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history.

Fiona Shaw, actress

There's something about the Irish that is remarkable.

Fiona Shaw, actress

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

Fiona Shaw, actress

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, actress

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, politician

Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns - outside the door.

Martin McGuinness, politician

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, athlete

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,

Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people, or rather the hashish.

Oliver St. John, statesman

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, politician

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 come from a long line of staunch Irish Catholics.

Robert Vaughn, actor

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, 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

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, soldier

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

We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely.

Caroline Corr, musician

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

Caroline Corr, musician

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

Ben Nicholson, artist

You think the Welsh are friendly, but the Irish are fabulous.

Bonnie Tyler, 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

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 Francis Meagher, soldier

I will be a President for all the people, whether they voted for me or not, whether they are young or old and particularly for the Irish abroad. I'm looking forward to it and I think it will be exciting and wonderful.

Michael D. Higgins, politician

There are not many Irish people playing tennis!

Goran Ivanisevic, athlete

I never thought about becoming a professional singer, but I am in touch with Bono about releasing a musical movie. It will be about an Irish band during the '70s who are looking for fortune in Las Vegas. I should play the singer of the band but I don't want to sing in front of anybody.

Liam Neeson, actor

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

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

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, actress

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

Virginia Madsen, actress

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, actress

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, politician

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, scientist

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

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, actor

I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast.

Colin Firth, actor

Like a lot of Irish households we read a lot of Irish history. It was almost Soviet, raising the next generation with a mythic view of their history.

Fiona Shaw, actress

I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people.

Michael D. Higgins, politician

The mandate I have received and for which I will speak with heart and head to implement over the next seven years had its four pillars - an inclusive citizenship, equality and participation and respect in a creative society creating an excellence in everything we Irish do.

Michael D. Higgins, politician

You ask people what their ethnicity is, and a lot of Scots-Irish people either don't know or if they know it they just don't acknowledge it. It's not something they really identify with. They're just plain old Americans, plain vanilla. I don't think they are a self-conscious voting bloc.

John Shelton Reed, sociologist

I'm Irish, so I'm used to odd stews. I can take it. Just throw a lot of carrots and onions in there and I'll call it dinner.

Liam Neeson, actor

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

Oliver Herford, author

Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I'll probably waste.

Tug McGraw, athlete

Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French.

Cyril Cusack, actor

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, poet

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, actor

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, actor

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, musician

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

Stephen Rea, actor

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, actor

I'm just a true Irish boy at heart.

Colin Farrell, actor

I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that.

Van Morrison, musician

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, actor

My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it?

Carroll O'Connor, actor

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, businessman

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, actress

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, politician

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, politician

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

Gerry Adams, politician

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, politician

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

Diane Wakoski, poet

I have been interested in Irish traditional music for the past few years.

Nobuo Uematsu, composer

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, politician

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

Jack Higgins, novelist

I'm not a walking extra in a Chekhov play; I'm no Slavic gloom or Irish gloom.

Orson Welles, actor

I have a difficult time doing an Irish accent; even now, it kind of fades slowly into Scottish.

Robin Williams, comedian

The gun is not out of Irish politics.

Ian Paisley, politician

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, writer

The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea.

James Joyce, novelist

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

Gregory Peck, actor

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

I'm proud of my Irish heritage and culture and this show will feature a lot of Irish dancing.

Michael Flatley, dancer

I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London. Most of that time I spent fighting.

Pierce Brosnan, actor

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

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, musician

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, cartoonist

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,

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, politician

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

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