Irish Sayings and Quotes

Posted by Brian

Irish are the people who originated in Ireland, in Europe. People of the Irish decent are living in many western English-speaking countries. In United States percentage of Irish people is ten times more than Ireland itself. Lot of jokes have been aimed on them this is the reason that the Irish people are one of the most discussed community of entire world. Their culture is the founder of the truthful and intelligent quotations and proverbs. Here is a collection of some funny Irish quotes and some serious Irish quotes.

Irish Sayings and Quotes

A happy, generous nature, a friendly spirit too – these are the gifts Saint Patrick has surely given you – and may every day to come bring a generous part of all the happy things in life that keep joy in your heart.

– Author UnknownAll the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
– Sean O’Casey

As a writer, I write to see. If I knew how it would end, I wouldn’t write. It’s a process of discovery.
– John McGahern

An Irishman needs three things: silence, cunning and exile.
– James Joyce

British Army bomb disposal squads who attempt to defuse car bombs early and before areas are properly evacuated will be responsible for endangering civilian lives.

– IRA statement 1988.

Christmas townlands wait, Carrig, Lenamore,Road and field,they undulate To every open door; Village, byre and frosty ways,Show farmer, townie, whining crone Grow generous with praise.

– Brendan KennellyEven now, it’s not too late to say sorry. It would mean so much.
– Mary Robinson, former President of the Republic of Ireland

For the good are always the merry save for an evil chance and the merry love the fiddle and the merry love to dance
– W.B. Yeats

From the great Gales of Ireland are the men that God made mad, for all their wars are merry and all their songs are sad.
– G. K. Chesterton

He was the chaplain’s clerk, a slender Irishman with prematurely gray hair, melancholy eyes. His voice was the glory of the prison’s choir.
– Truman Capote

Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I’m talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I’ve hugged trees in every part of this little island.

– Gerry Adams

I think the Irish woman was freed from slavery by bingo. They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags and have a drink and play bingo. And they deserve it.

– John B. KeaneI used to go missing quite alot…Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.
– George Best

I started with rock n’ roll and…then you start to take it apart like a child with a toy and you see there’s blues and there’s country…Then you go back from country into American music…and you end up in Scotland and Ireland eventually.

– Elvis CostelloIreland is rich in literature that understands a soul’s yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart.
– Margaret Jackson

If you’re a fifty pence piece in a pile of ten pence pieces, you have to shine so much brighter in order to be noticed.
– Bono of U2

If you could drink dreams like the Irish streams. Then the world would be high as the mountain of morn, In the Pool they told us the story, how the English divided the land.

– John LennonMaybe it’s bred in the bone, but the sound of pipes is a little bit of heaven to some of us.
– Nancy O’Keefe

My favorite optimist was an American who jumped off the Empire State Building, and as he passed the 42nd floor, the window washers heard him say, ‘So Far, so good.’

– John McGahernNot a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
– Brendan Gill

O Ireland isn’t it grand you look- like a bride in her rich adornin? And with all the pent-up love of my heart I bid you the top o’ the mornin!
– John Locke

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.
– Alex Levine

St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.
– Adrienne Cook

The Irish are a very fair people, they never speak well of one another.
– James Boswell

The Irish don’t know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it.
– Sidney Littlewood

The problem with Ireland is that it’s a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent.
– Hugh Leonard

The worst threat to Irish farmers is not foot and mouth disease, but a postal strike.
– Popular saying of rural Ireland

The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad. For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.
– G.K. Chesterton

They say the sun never sets on the British empire – well, baby, it’s setting.
– Frank McCourt

This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.
– Sigmund Freud

Though I soon became typecast in Hollywood as a gangster and hoodlum, I was originally a dancer, an Irish hoofer, trained in vaudeville tap dance. I always leapt at the opportunity to dance in films later on.

– James CagneyWhat’s the use of being Irish if the world doesn’t break your heart?
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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 HeaneyHope you enjoyed the Irish sayings and quotes. Happy reading.


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