Some of the most famous quotes in the world are by writers, politicians & scholars who were Irish, or who love Ireland so much, they focused their literature on the delightful nation. Ireland has been noted over the centuries for its brilliant writers & literary scholars and they certainly are wise, humorous and all round intelligent. Enjoy their fine wit!
1) “Murder is always a mistake…One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.”
Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
2) “I am a drinker with writing problems.”
Brendan Behan
3) “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. Keane
4) “There is an Irish way of paying compliments as though they were irresistible truths which makes what would otherwise be an impertinence delightful.”
Katherine Tynan Hinkson
5) “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
Oscar Wilde
6) “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honours, the men it remembers.”
John F. Kennedy
7) “When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Ireland.”
J. P. Dunleavy
8) “I’m troubled, I’m dissatisfied. I’m Irish!”
Marianne Moore
9) “One wonders in this place, why anyone is left in Dublin, or London, or Paris where it would be better, one would think to live in a tent or hut, with this magnificent sea and sky, and to breathe this wonderful air which is like wine in one’s teeth.”
J. M. Synge
10) “One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything.”
Oscar Wilde (A Woman of No Importance)
It’s fair to say we love Oscar Wilde!