By B.K. |
Date: 2010 Mar 16
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An Irishman is never drunk as long as
He can hold onto one blade of grass and not
Fall off the face of the earth.
- Old Irish toast
May those who love us love us
And those who don't love us
May God turn their hearts
And if He doesn't turn their hearts
May he turn their ankles
So we'll know them by their limping
- Irish Prayer
Three diseases without shame: Love, itch and thirst.
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums.
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes..
That's the Irish for you!
"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English."
- Winston Churchill
"Ireland, thou friend of my country in my country's most friendless days, much injured, much enduring land, accept this poor tribute from one who esteems thy worth, and mourns thy desolation."
- George Washington, speaking of Ireland's support for America during the revolution.
"Cheetah bit me whenever he could. The [Tarzan movie] apes were all homosexuals, eager to wrap their paws around Johnny Weismullers thighs. They were jealous of me, and I loathed them."
- Maureen O'Sullivan, who played "Jane" opposite Johnny Weissmuller in "Tarzan The Ape Man" and five other "Tarzan" movies in the 1930's. She was born in Boyle, County Roscommon
"The point of poetry is to be acutely discomforting, to prod and provoke, to poke us in the eye, to punch us in the nose, to knock us off our feet, to take our breath away."
- Northern Irish poet Paul Muldoon