"Dublin was turning into Disneyland with super-pubs, a Purgatory open till five in the morning." - Joseph O'Connor, "Two Little Clouds"
"Traveling - I was all my life at it. I'd still rather be traveling around. I'm always thinking of it. It was a better and a nicer time on the road - more freedom along the roads. We'd be selling tinware, saucepans, cans - country people knew us well at those times and were very nice." - Former Irish Traveler (or "Tinker") Nan McDonagh
"I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted." - Soccer superstar George Best
"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English. - Winston Churchill
"You know, I have a theory about Charlie Haughey. If you give him enough rope, he'll hang you." - BBC Ireland reporter Leo Enright.
"I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys, as we know." - Actress Sandra Bullock
"All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed." - Sean O'Casey