Southwest Ireland"You know it's summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer."
|C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."
"There is, for whatever reason, an international tendency to be well-disposed towards Ireland - a tendency that elevates us beyond our actual standing on the world stage."
Notes: Irish barrister and Labour Party candidate
|Margeret Lynn McLean
"As I walked back to the car, I chatted with an Englishman, who confirmed that, indeed, sheep are dropping into the oceans around Ireland at a regular rate"
Notes: noting the general lack of fences along cliff edges on Irish farms, "Insights on Ireland"
|He comes from a brainy Cork Family.
Notes: First line of a British police dossier on Michael Collins
|President George Bush
"This day is a happy one for America. In some places Americans get a little too happy."
Notes: greeting Bertie Ahern at the White House on St. Patrick's Day 2004
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
|J. R. Moehringer
"In Manhasset you were either Yankees or Mets, rich or poor, sober or drunk...You were 'Gaelic' or 'garlic," as one schoolmate told me, and I couldn't admit, to him or myself, that I had both Irish and Italian ancestors."
Notes: The Tender Bar
|President Ronald Reagan
Today I come back to you as a descendant of people who were buried here in pauper's graves.
Notes: on a visit to Ballyporeen in 1984
"The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet."
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