Some offbeat Irish quotations for a spring Tuesday

Just wanted to post a few interesting Irish quotations I came across today. There’s no end to these:

“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” – Yeats

“The nicest buttocks in the world are in Ireland. Irish women are always carrying water on their heads, and always carrying their husbands home from pubs. Such things are the greatest posture-builders in the world.” – Actor Peter O’Toole

“I loved Jack Ford. I got him in his later days, and he was a total tyrant and a total autocrat and an Irish drunk. But I had a great time.” – Actor Richard Widmark, describing John Ford, director of many famous westerns.

“Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people, or rather the hashish.” – Oliver St. John

“That’s what the holidays are for – for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn’t that the Irish way?” – Lara Flynn Boyle

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