The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
I only take a drink on two occasions – when I’m thirsty and when I’m not.
The Irish are very fair people; they never speak well of one another.
Beer is proof that God loves us.
Oh, he occasionally takes an alcohol day.
God is good to the Irish, but no one else is; not even the Irish.
Shut your mouth and eat your dinner.
You know it’s summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer.
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
Nothing is more usual than the sight of old people who yearn for retirement: and nothing is so rare than those who have retired and do not regret it.
Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort.
Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.
I wasn’t close to my father, but I wanted to be all my life. He had a funny sense of humor, and he laughed all the time – good and loud like I do. He was a gay Irish gentleman and very good-looking. And he wanted to be close to me, too, but we never had much time together.
The Irish Catholic side was married to the life of an actor and I found out acting could be a form of prayer.
I think there’s nothing better than laughing in life, so that’s nice, to be thought of as someone who can make someone laugh. It’s because I think life is hard. You know, my dad was a really silly man. A great Irish silly man. And that’s fine.
Love . . . is like nature, but in reverse; first it fruits, then it flowers, then it seems to wither, then it goes deep, deep down into its burrow, where no one sees it, where it is lost from sight, and ultimately people die with that secret buried inside their souls.
It’s lovely to know that the world can’t interfere with the inside of your head.
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Irish Quotes about Food
Food is the most primitive form of comfort.
The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body.
I eat merely to put food out of my mind.
Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.
Irish Quotes About Friendship
May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
As you share your hearts with one another, May they always are loyal and true, And friendship is between you in all that you do.
There are good ships and there are wood ships, Ships that sail the sea, But the best ships are friendships, May they always are.
Irish Quotes on Death
I’m Irish. I think about death all the time.
Irish Quotes about Drinking
When money’s tight and is hard to get and your horse has also run, When all you have is a heap of debt A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.
God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.
Drinking beer doesn’t make you fat, it makes you lean…Against bars, tables, chairs, and poles.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Irish Quotes on Retirement
There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working.
Preparation for old age should begin no later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
Retirement requires the invention of a new hedonism, not a return to the hedonism of youth
Irish Quotes on St Patrick’s Day
May green be the grass you walk on, May blue be the skies above you, May pure be the joys that surround you, May true be the hearts that love you.
May the sunshine, all day long, everything goes right, and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true.
May your days be many and your troubles are few. May all God’s blessings Descend upon you. May peace be within you May your heart be strong. May you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam.
May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go, and guide you in whatever you do and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always.
Irish Quotes on Marriage
That you may never marry a whistling woman.
May you marry an orphan.
Irish Quotes about Mothers
Gods most precious work of art is the warmth and love of a Mothers’s heart.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
Irish Quotes about Travel
I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.
Irish Quotes about Family
I come from an Irish Catholic family, and hell-raising is part of the DNA.
If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go – you’ll find family.
My last name is originally Irish. I’m not exactly sure whereabouts it’s from, but I’ve got family branches that were traced back there.
Funny Irish Quotes
The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven’t seen the joke yet.
In heaven, there is no beer. That’s why we drink ours here.
Money does not make you happy but it quiets the nerves
Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it’s quite fine, so fine that the Irish don’t even acknowledge that it exists.
Inspirational Irish Quotes
Life is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make it
May the holes in your nets be no larger than the fish in it.
The Irish have a sweet tooth. And that’s a good thing because it has been the inspiration for some wonderful desserts that allow us to end our meal on a happy and sweet note.
Irish Quotes Wind at your Back
May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
Irish Quotes about Luck
If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough.
Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you
Irish Quotes about Home
I always went to Ireland as a child. I remember trips to Dundalk, Oxford, Cork, and Dublin. My gran was born in Dublin, and we had a lot of Irish friends, so we’d stay on their farms and go fishing. They were fantastic holidays – being outdoors all day and coming home to a really warm welcome in the evenings.
I grew up middle class – my dad was a high school teacher; there were five kids in our family. We all shared a nine-hundred-square-foot home with one bathroom. That was exciting. And my wife is Irish Catholic and also very, very barely middle class.
Irish Quotes About Love
The thing about love is that we come alive in bodies not our own.
Being Irish, I always had this love of words.