Ireland And The Irish Quotes by Mary McAleese, Seamus Heaney, Pope John Paul II, George Bernard Shaw, Daniel O’Connell, Gerald Kersh and many others.
The immigrant’s heart marches to the beat of two quite different drums, one from the old homeland and the other from the new. The immigrant has to bridge these two worlds, living comfortably in the new and bringing the best of his or her ancient identity and heritage to bear on life in an adopted homeland.
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.
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.
Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.
No person knows better than you do that the domination of England is the sole and blighting curse of this country. It is the incubus that sits on our energies, stops the pulsation of the nation’s heart and leaves to Ireland not gay vitality but horrid the convulsions of a troubled dream.
When Irish eyes are smiling, watch your step.
God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.
Put an Irishman on the spit and you can always get another Irishman to turn him.
I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language; it is the condition of being involved in the Irish situation, and usually of being mauled by it.
I was born on a storm-swept rock and hate the soft growth of sun-baked lands where there is no frost in men’s bones.
I’m an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.
The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.
I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.
All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Here’s to our wives and girlfriends…may they never meet!
An Irishman can be worried by the consciousness that there is nothing to worry about.