“To be Irish is to know that in the end the world will break your heart.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan
“Our Irish ancestors believed in magic, prayers, trickery, browbeating and bullying. I think it would be fair to sum that list up as Irish politics.” – Flann O’Brien
“When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.” – Edna O’Brien
“The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination” ― George Bernard Shaw
“Ireland is rich in literature that understands a soul’s yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart.” – Margaret Jackson.
“When I come out on the road of a morning, when I have had a night’s sleep and perhaps a breakfast, and the sun lights a hill on the distance, a hill I know I shall walk across an hour or two thence, and it is green and silken to my eye, and the clouds have begun their slow, fat rolling journey across the sky, no land in the world can inspire such love in a common man.” ― Frank Delaney