100 Total Quotes

Irish Quotes

Samuel Johnson
The Irish are a fair people- they never speak well of one another
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I am disappointed that James has decided to end his association with Bath Rugby and join London Irish, however I wish him well for the future.
Brian Ashton Permalink
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If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough.
Irish Sayings Permalink
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George Bernard Shaw
Put an Irishman on the spit and you can always get another Irishman to turn him.
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He turn'd him right and round about / Upon the Irish shore; / And gae his bridle-reins a shake, / With adieu for evermore, / My dear,/ Adieu for evermore.
Robert Burns Permalink
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It's good we won. It's the Urban Irish, the Urban Irish, all right? Even in South Bend.
Mike Brey Permalink
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The Irish stranglehold on the Champion Hurdle betting remains as strong as ever; in fact, right now, Colm Murphy on his own has a stronger hand than all the British-based trainers.
David Stevens Permalink
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This is a significant step in taking the gun out of Irish politics, ... Now it's up to the other paramilitary groups.
Alec Reid Permalink
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The Irish put on a press that we weren't ready for for some reason. We started to play sloppy.
Travis Fryback Permalink
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It was a real neighborhood school. I mean, we used to call it the Irish Catholic ghetto. And there is nothing ghetto about it, because as we realize now, we lived a very upper middle class lifestyle.
Amy Hughes Permalink
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She used to play every weekend in pubs with Daddy, and she'd written all these Irish songs out in a book. They're songs we've loved over the years, and because our parents played them in their band, they're very special to us.
Andrea Corr Permalink
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Fiona Shaw
A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.
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I was in Studio 3 cutting a song with, I think, the Irish Rovers, ... I saw a record on the wall in the hall by Johnny Rivers. It had this song 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix.' And that made me curious. I wondered if it was about the city or the bird. So I listened to it, and I cried because it made me homesick. And if you can cry to Johnny Rivers, you know that's a good song. I recorded it the next day. And lo and behold it was one of the biggest records I ever had.
Glen Campbell Permalink
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William Butler Yeats
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
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I think the Irish are going to bring the most enormous passion for and enjoyment of sport to next year's Ryder Cup.
George O'Grady Permalink
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I'm not very much Irish, but I'm enough Irish to be here.
Scott Turner Permalink
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Seamus Heaney
The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine.
Seamus Heaney Permalink
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[Recuperating in an Irish hospital, he is, characteristically, surrounded not by sterility but by eccentricity: a transvestite with green fingernails offering toast and tea, followed by a survey-taker. (] Do I want the hospital to be smoke-free? ... Because the only sin is hurting someone, and I've never hurt anyone, so I'm not afraid.
Spalding Gray Permalink
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They don't play Irish music, but at that point, I don't think many people will notice.
Matt Simmons Permalink
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They asked us to put together a set of Irish music for one of the stages in 2004. Our first gig was a massive one, partly because it was raining hard and we were performing at one of the only stages located beneath a tent.
Tony Davoren Permalink
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It lets the music breathe a little better. Melody is so important to traditional Irish music. I want to let it breathe and not cover it up.
Tony Davoren Permalink
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I think the Irish coaches' preparation and work ethic toward recruiting before the two wins is 95 percent of the momentum they have. I think the two wins are 5 percent of it. It's almost as if the recruits, because of the confidence Charlie Weis exudes, kind of expected this to happen, expected early success.
Tom Lemming Permalink
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I welcome this important breakthrough and congratulate the Northern Ireland leaders and the Irish Republic on reaching a genuine accommodation of mutual benefit to north and south.
Mo Mowlam Permalink
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One of the Irish players was bitten by one of the Italian players.
Eddie O'Sullivan Permalink
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It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.
Brendan Behan Permalink
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The Irish say your trouble is their trouble and your joy their joy? I wish I could believe it; I am troubled, I'm dissatisfied, I'm Irish
Marianne Moore Permalink
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William Butler Yeats
Irish poets, learn your trade,Sing whatever is well made.
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The Irish delight in stories, of whatever kind, because their telling and their reception are by now instinctive.
William Trevor Permalink
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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 Permalink
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It was only if that package (the Anglo-Irish proposals) succeeded in providing movement from the republicans and nationalists that the situation would arise. We have seen a step by republicans, but of course it falls far short of what we need which is to see the decommissioning actually begin.
David Trimble Permalink
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