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We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.

Tags: Found  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart.

Tags: Blunders, Heart  ✍ Author: Maria Edgeworth

Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.

Tags: Everywhere  ✍ Author: Colin Farrell

I'm just a true Irish boy at heart.

Tags: Heart, True  ✍ Author: Colin Farrell

It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago, and in many Italian and Irish tenements, or that any workshops could be worse than some of those I had seen in our foreign quarters.

Tags: Impossible, Seen  ✍ Author: Alice Hamilton

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet.

Tags: Joke, Seen  ✍ Author: Katharine Hepburn

There are not many Irish people playing tennis!

Tags: Playing, Tennis  ✍ Author: Goran Ivanisevic

Three-quarters of my family is Irish. Of course, the 'Kazee' is not.

Tags: Family  ✍ Author: Steve Kazee

At Leeds I've tried to concentrate on my club form, but you get caught up in all the World Cup fever once you come back to Ireland and see all the Irish boys again.

Tags: Again, Once  ✍ Author: Robbie Keane

I miss Irish milk. Probably not as much as Superquinn sausages.

Tags: Milk, Miss  ✍ Author: Tristan MacManus

But let's just say, I'm Irish. I grew up in the 1950s. Religion had a very tight iron fist.

Tags: Religion, Tight  ✍ Author: Liam Neeson

I'm Irish, so I'm used to odd stews. I can take it. Just throw a lot of carrots and onions in there and I'll call it dinner.

Tags: Call, Used  ✍ Author: Liam Neeson

The Irish and British, they love satire, it's a large part of the culture.

Tags: Culture, Love  ✍ Author: Ben Nicholson

I'm Irish. I think about death all the time.

Tags: Death, Time  ✍ Author: Jack Nicholson

A well-off plastic surgeon can suffer just as much as an Irish lad who has been abused or whatever.

Tags: Plastic, Whatever  ✍ Author: William Nicholson

I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.

Tags: Catholic, Guilt  ✍ Author: Edna O\'Brien

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.

Tags: Jobs, Sense  ✍ Author: Flann O\'Brien

My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it?

Tags: Why  ✍ Author: Carroll O\'Connor

I've always been conscious of the fact that there aren't enough Irish voices on British television compared to the amount of Irish people who live there.

Tags: Enough, Fact  ✍ Author: Chris O\'Dowd

I'm just a loud Irish guy.

Tags: Guy, Loud  ✍ Author: Bill O\'Reilly

I am the indoctrinated child of two lapsed Irish Catholics. Which is to say: I am not religious.

Tags: Child, Religious  ✍ Author: Heather O\'Rourke

The gun is not out of Irish politics.

Tags: Gun, Politics  ✍ Author: Ian Paisley

Oh, the Irish were building the railroads down through Mexico, through Chihuahua. They finished the railroads when they finished out in the West Coast, and they went down and put the trains into Mexico.

Tags: Building, Put  ✍ Author: Anthony Quinn

I think of myself as being Jewish and Irish, despite the fact that I'm English.

Tags: English, Fact  ✍ Author: Daniel Radcliffe

Angel was the first Irish feature film. Neil's first movie and my first movie.

Tags: Film, Movie  ✍ Author: Stephen Rea
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I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish.

Tags: Palestine, Struggle  ✍ Author: Leon Uris

I come from a long line of staunch Irish Catholics.

Tags: Catholics, Line  ✍ Author: Robert Vaughn

I think the world's a little smaller these days. With the Internet and the availability of people, the pool of English speaking actors - not just American actors, but Brits, Australians, New Zealanders, Irish. We're all up for grabs.

Tags: American, Days  ✍ Author: Sonya Walger

I'm not a walking extra in a Chekhov play; I'm no Slavic gloom or Irish gloom.

Tags: Gloom, Walking  ✍ Author: Orson Welles

Yes, I am an Irish lass through and through.

Tags: Yes  ✍ Author: Erin Andrews

Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.

Tags: Jews, Psychosis  ✍ Author: Brendan Behan

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.

Tags: Raining  ✍ Author: Brendan Behan

For a man to come right out and say he does not believe in the Old Testament, I think many Catholics across the nation as well as the world are offended by Bill O'Reilly claiming he's an Irish Catholic.

Tags: Nation, Old  ✍ Author: Robert Foster Bennett

I had a very happy childhood, which is unsuitable if you're going to be an Irish writer.

Tags: Happy, Writer  ✍ Author: Maeve Binchy

Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago.

Tags: Big, Growing  ✍ Author: Lara Flynn Boyle

I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London. Most of that time I spent fighting.

Tags: Fighting, Time  ✍ Author: Pierce Brosnan

I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys, as we know.

 ✍ Author: Sandra Bullock

Second-generation Hispanics marry non-Hispanics at a higher rate than second-generation Irish or Italians. Second-generation Hispanics' English language capability rates are higher than previous immigrant groups'.

Tags: English, Language  ✍ Author: Jeb Bush

Yancy is actually a Native-American name, but I'm Irish. Go figure.

Tags: Actually, Name  ✍ Author: Yancy Butler

The Irish job was something that had to be sorted out.

Tags: Job, Sorted  ✍ Author: Jack Charlton

I'm Irish and Cherokee Indian. I can't faint.

Tags: Cherokee, Indian  ✍ Author: Lynn Collins

The Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots.

Tags: Fire, Seem  ✍ Author: Sean Connery

Well, I did go to Irish dancing lessons as a kid, but I was slapped and never went again.

Tags: Again, Kid  ✍ Author: Andrea Corr

In Ireland, it's been like U2 and The Cranberries, which is rock, but you know they're Irish.

Tags: Ireland, Rock  ✍ Author: Caroline Corr

We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely.

Tags: Bit, Songs  ✍ Author: Caroline Corr

Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French.

Tags: Theatre, Whether  ✍ Author: Cyril Cusack

I was raised Irish Catholic, but I don't consider myself Irish Catholic: I consider myself me, an American.

Tags: American, Consider  ✍ Author: John Cusack

In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents: become a priest or attend Notre Dame.

Tags: Become, Parents  ✍ Author: Phil Donahue

To marry the Irish is to look for poverty.

Tags: Marry, Poverty  ✍ Author: J. P. Donleavy

I have the soul of a singer and do splendidly in the shower but the world will never hear it. Basically, I'm the only Irish person who can't carry a tune.

Tags: Hear, Soul  ✍ Author: Roma Downey

The problem with being Irish... is having 'Riverdance' on your back. It's a burden at times.

Tags: Problem, Times  ✍ Author: Roddy Doyle

I can't think of anything you might say about Irish people that is absolutely true.

Tags: Might, True  ✍ Author: Anne Enright

I think the genetics of being Irish are that you sort of prefer when it's rainy and cloudy. It's just genetic.

Tags: Cloudy, Rainy  ✍ Author: Kate Flannery

I worked the drive-through at McDonald's and tried out different accents - Italian, Russian, Irish.

Tags: Tried, Worked  ✍ Author: James Franco

Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.

Tags: Black  ✍ Author: Bob Geldof

The first play I wrote was called 'Twenty-five.' It was played by our company in Dublin and London, and was adapted and translated into Irish and played in America.

Tags: America, Company  ✍ Author: Lady Gregory

The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine.

Tags: Helped, Imagine  ✍ Author: Seamus Heaney

My Irish passport makes me look like a chief of staff for the Provisional IRA.

Tags: Chief, Makes  ✍ Author: Jack Higgins

My soul is still Irish.

Tags: Soul  ✍ Author: Ciaran Hinds

My feet always danced to Irish traditional music, but I was very glad to get out of the North of Ireland in the mid-Seventies when it was really closed and tight and relentlessly unforgiving.

Tags: Feet, Music  ✍ Author: Ciaran Hinds

It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish.

Tags: Language, Shame  ✍ Author: Douglas Hyde

My father was a Norwegian tenor and my mother a New York Irish librarian.

Tags: Father, Mother  ✍ Author: David Johansen

Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people, or rather the hashish.

Tags: Politics, Rather  ✍ Author: Lara St. John

I had an Irish Catholic education. Horrible nuns, vindictive and cruel.

Tags: Cruel, Education  ✍ Author: John Lydon

We have, therefore, directed the Irish Army authorities to have field hospitals established in County Donegal adjacent to Derry and at other points along the Border where they may be necessary.

Tags: Along, May  ✍ Author: Jack Lynch

I'm 100 percent Irish by birth, grew up Italian, and yet I constantly get cast as playing Jewish.

Tags: Percent, Playing  ✍ Author: Heather Matarazzo

I'm from durable stock. I'm made to work. I'm Irish.

Tags: Stock, Work  ✍ Author: Mary McCormack

The fact is, I've always felt more British than Irish. Maybe it was the way I was brought up, I don't know, but I have always felt more of a connection with the U.K. than with Ireland.

Tags: Fact, Felt  ✍ Author: Rory McIlroy

I have three older brothers. I'm Irish. I'm feisty.

Tags: Older, Three  ✍ Author: Martha McSally

I kind of have an interest in all history. And I suspect it comes from being Irish - we like stories, we like telling stories, which makes a lot of us lean towards being writers or actors or directors.

Tags: History, Makes  ✍ Author: Colm Meaney

Violence and irrationality were so long and thoroughly cultivated among the Irish, and so perfectly ingrained into their nature, that modern civilization has as yet been unable to extract the virus.

Tags: Nature, Violence  ✍ Author: Tamara Mellon

I grew up in a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood, but my mom is Filipino-Spanish and my dad is Irish.

Tags: Dad, Mom  ✍ Author: Shay Mitchell

I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that.

Tags: Industry, Music  ✍ Author: Van Morrison

I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess.

Tags: Guess, Stubborn  ✍ Author: Gregory Peck

I'm most comfortable with the Southern dialects, really. It's easy, for example, for me to do Irish because we've got Irish heritage where I come from.

Tags: Easy, Example  ✍ Author: Gene Pitney

Yelling Irish, you can sound like an angry Leprechaun.

Tags: Angry, Sound  ✍ Author: Norman Reedus

I own a lot of my house, because I'm Irish and from people who never owned anything.

Tags: House, Owned  ✍ Author: Dan Savage

Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.

Tags: Happiness, Joy  ✍ Author: Fiona Shaw

There's something about the Irish that is remarkable.

Tags: Remarkable  ✍ Author: Fiona Shaw

A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.

Tags: Songs  ✍ Author: Fiona Shaw

Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history.

Tags: Educated, History  ✍ Author: Fiona Shaw

People do think I'm Jewish. But we're Irish Catholic. My father had a brogue.

Tags: Father, Jewish  ✍ Author: Martin Short

The British Government and the Irish Government have accepted very clearly the Mitchell Report.

Tags: Clearly, Government  ✍ Author: Dick Spring

Our fifty principal cities contain 39.3 per cent of our entire German population, and 45.8 per cent of the Irish. Our ten larger cities only nine per cent of the entire population, but 23 per cent of the foreign.

Tags: Foreign, Ten  ✍ Author: Danny Strong

There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.

Tags: Language  ✍ Author: John Millington Synge

Finally, Colin Farrell showed up on my doorstep, only he wasn't Colin Farrell - he was just this Irish kid who had read the script and wanted to do it.

Tags: Read, Wanted  ✍ Author: Robert Towne

You think the Welsh are friendly, but the Irish are fabulous.

Tags: Fabulous, Friendly  ✍ Author: Bonnie Tyler
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