Irish Sayings & Quotes

by @Reilley
(Boston, Massachusettes)

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.

Unknown Author

God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.

Ed McMahon

I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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

Brendan Behan (1923 - 1964)

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

Brendan Behan (1923 - 1964)

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, "Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?"

Quentin Crisp

Editors note: Thank you to our friend, @Reilley (on Twitter) for compiling these wonderful Irish sayings. Mr. Reilley is an American bard with an Irish gift for the written word. We urge you to visit him on Twitter.

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