Irish Quotes

Ireland really is my problem; the breaking point of the huge suppuration which all British and all European society now is. Set down in Ireland, one might at least feel, ‘Here is thy problem: In God’s name what wilt thou do with it?’

We have had too much God in ireland. Away with God.

I am of Ireland and of the holy land of Ireland Good Sir, I pray thee, for the Saint of Charity, Come and dance with me In Ireland. (Said to be the oldest fragment of verse in the English language)

Irish Alzheimer’s: you forget everything except the grudges.

Belfast, a city that every good Dubliner, except myself, despises and reviles.

An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout.

An Irishman fights before he reasons, a Scotchman reasons before he fights, an Englishman is not particular as to the order of precedence, but will do either to accommodate his customers.

Where there are Irish there’s loving and fighting, And when we stop either, it’s Ireland no more!

What Shall I Say About the Irish? The utterly impractical, never predictable, Sometimes irascible, quite inexplicable, Irish. Strange blend of shyness, pride and conceit, And stubborn refusal to bow in defeat. He’s spoiling and ready to argue and fight, Yet the smile of a child fills his soul with delight. His eyes are the quickest […]

Ireland, as distinct from her people, is nothing to me; and the man who is bubbling over with love and enthusiasm for “Ireland,” and can yet pass unmoved through our streets and witness all the wrong and the suffering, shame and degradation wrought upon the people of Ireland – yea, wrought by Irishmen upon Irish […]