Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.
- James Joyce
We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
- William Butler Yeats
If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
- Brendan Behan
Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.
- Colin Farrell
Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.
- Dave Barry
Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.
- Shane Leslie
That's what the holidays are for - for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn't that the Irish way?
- Lara Flynn Boyle
There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.
- John Millington Synge
A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.
- Fiona Shaw