Ireland And The Irish Quotes

Ireland And The Irish Quotes by Iris Murdoch, William Butler Yeats, Gregory Peck, John Boyle O’Reilly, Katharine Tynan, P. J. O’Rourke and many others.

I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone say

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
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess.
Gregory Peck
Ireland is a fruitful mother of genius, but a barren nurse.
John Boyle O’Reilly
There is an Irish way of paying compliments as though they were irresistible truths which makes what would otherwise be an impertinence delightful.
Katharine Tynan
We are no petty people. We are one of the great stocks of Burke; we are the people of Swift, the people of Emmet, the people of Parnell. We have created most of the modern literature of this country. We have created the best of its political intelligence.
William Butler Yeats
It’s better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money.
P. J. O’Rourke
You cannot conquer Ireland; you cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom, then our children will win it by a better deed.
Patrick Pearse
Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit.
Seamus Heaney
The problem with Ireland is that it’s a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent.
Hugh Leonard
May you live all the days of your life.
Jonathan Swift
Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, they’ve seen it done every day, but they’re unable to do it themselves.
Brendan Behan
What’s the use of being Irish if you can’t be thick?
Billy Conn
If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
Brendan Behan
The Irish are a fair people: They never speak well of one another.
Samuel Johnson
If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he entitled to happiness?
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
If a man who can’t count finds a four leaf clover, is he lucky?
Stanislaw Lem

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