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1. "The grass he walked through was new and a sweet smell clung to his clothes. There was blue dye on his hands from the wild irises... that the color of the sky was a shade that could never be replicated in any photograph, just as Heaven could never be seen from the confines of Earth."
Author: Alice Hoffman
2. "Well, I did go to Irish dancing lessons as a kid, but I was slapped and never went again."
Author: Andrea Corr
3. "Well ironically my last three roles have all been a mother. One was a Canadian film where the baby was taken away because she is a drug addict, in Irish Jam I play a mother to a four year old. I think in the future I'll be able to handle the role with a lot more depth."
Author: Anna Friel
4. "Her eyes pleaded with him to understand, to try. Under that gaze, Eanrin had no option but to sit and stare at the scribbles in the dust, stare with all the intensity a cat can muster. His pupils dilated until the golden irises were like rings of eclipsed sunfire. Imraldera watched him, chewing her bottom lip and waiting.At last the cat lashed his tail and raised his whiskered face to her. "I'm sorry, my girl. It looks to me like the Greater Stick Bug pursues the Lesser Stick Bug over the back of a giant alligator. Can't make a thing of it otherwise."
Author: Anne Elisabeth Stengl
5. "The air was cool and fresh and smelled of the kelp and salt that streamed in off the bay at the full of the tide. The sun was high in the tender vault of the sky, and the thunderheads that would sweep in late in the day were still only white marble puffs at the margins of the sky, solid and silver-lined. There was a blue clarity about the horizon and the distant hills that spoke of a weather change but not for another day or two. Along the meadows' edges, as we drove past, I saw pink clover and purple lupine, hawkweed and wild daylilies. Brilliant pink wild azaleas, called lambkill here, flickered like wildfire in the birch groves. Daisies, buttercups, wild columbine, and the purple flags of wild iris starred the roadside. Behind them all was the eternal dark of the pines and firs and spruce thickets and, between those, the glittering indigo of the bay."
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
6. "Holivuda dzivs ir tikai tas, kas piedalas produkcija; ja kads atstaja ekranu, tad, lai cik kadreiz bijis slavens, tas bija beigts un miris un par to neviens vairs neinteresejas"
Author: Anšlavs Eglitis
7. "The power of the print reviewer is one of those urban myths. There have always been shows that slipped under the critical radar to become popular successes: 'Tobacco Road', 'Abie's Irish Rose' and our old friend 'Spider-Man', which got the worst reviews in theatre history and is still apparently going strong."
Author: Ben Brantley
8. "Growing up in an old-fashioned Bengali Hindu family and going to a convent school run by stern Irish nuns, I was brought up to revere rules. Without rules, there was only anarchy."
Author: Bharati Mukherjee
9. "I grew up in a very old-fashioned Roman Catholic, Italian-Irish family in Philly."
Author: Bradley Cooper
10. "Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis."
Author: Brendan Behan
11. "If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks."
Author: Brendan Behan
12. "For the Wife Beater's WifeWith blue irises her face is blossomed. BlueCircling to yellow, circling to brown on her cheeks.The long bone of her jaw untrackedShe hides in our kitchen.He sleeps it off next door.Her chicken legs tucked under herShe's frantic with lies, animatedBefore the swirling smoke.On her cigarette she leaves red prints, redLike a cut on the white cup.Like a skin she pulls her sweater around her.She's cold,She brings the cold in with her.In our kitchen she hides.He sleeps it off next door, his greatBelly heaving with booze.Again and again she tells the storyAs if the details ever changed,As if blows to the face were somehowDifferent beating to beating.We reach for her but can't help.She retreats into her cold love of himAnd looks across the table at usAs if across a sea.Next door he claws out of sleep.She says she thinks she'll do somethingAfter all, with her hair tonight."
Author: Bruce Weigl
13. "Birisini sevmekle gelen o inanilmaz hosgörünün gücü azaldiginda, ayrintilar bile batar insana."
Author: Buket Uzuner
14. "Stop!" said the Irishwoman. "I have one more word for you both; for you will both see me again before all is over. Those that wish to be clean, clean they will be; and those that wish to be foul, foul they will be. Remember."
Author: Charles Kingsley
15. "What, indeed, is a New Yorker? Is he Jew or Irish? Is he English or German? Is he Russian or Polish? He may be something of all these, and yet he is wholly none of them. Something has been added to him which he had not had before. he is endowed with a briskness and an invention often alien to his blood. He is quicker in his movement, less trammeled in his judgement...The change he undergoes is unmistakeable, New York, indeed, resembles a magic cauldron. Those who are cast into it are born again."
Author: Charles Whibley
16. "My first thought when I came here was that I understood why there are so many great Irish writers - because there is something mystical in the air. There's always this cloudy, moody sky and it's challenging."
Author: Christopher Meloni
17. "My soul is still Irish."
Author: Ciaran Hinds
18. "- - Pitäydyn mieluummin Leo Leiken sanoissa: "Meri on tyyni. Sen peili on kirkas, aurinko häikäisee. En odota mitään. Kaikki on tässä, kaikki kulkee rataansa. Ei muutoksia näköpiirissä. Tyyntä." Niin on hyvä elää. Niin on ainakin parempi nukkua.Kolme minuuttia myöhemminVS:Älä odota siltä liikaa, Emmi. Leppoisa merenkäynti vaatii siihen sopeutuvan yksilön. Jotkut kokevat tyynen sisäisenä rauhana, jotkut jatkuvana lamana."
Author: Daniel Glattauer
19. "Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant? ...We are all shape-shifters and magical reinventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves."
Author: Diane Ackerman
20. "His leaf-gold tresses on end, his eyes in baskets from the long night without sleep, Phelim O'LiamRoe smacked his two fists together and cursed. The Queen Dowager, hardly aware of him, had turned her erect body to the window, followed by Margaret Erskine's wide eyes. But Michel Hérisson, who had arrived so unexpectedly on the Irishman's heels, ran his hacked and gouty hands through the wild white hair and said through his teeth, ‘Liam aboo, son, Liam aboo! My Gaelic's all out in holes, the way my arse is ridden out through my breeches; but if you are saying what I hope you are saying, Liam aboo, my son, Liam aboo!"
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
21. "It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish."
Author: Douglas Hyde
22. "I'm Irish, yeah, but I don't need to get up on a soapbox about it."
Author: Dylan Moran
23. "I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt."
Author: Edna O'Brien
24. "SoWalter Arensberg,Alfred Kreymborg,Carl Sandburg,Louis Untermeyer,Eunice Tietjens,Clara Shanafelt,James Oppenheim,Maxwell Bodenheim,Richard Glaenzer,Scharmel Iris,Conrad Aiken,I place your names hereSo that you may liveIf only as names,Sinuous, mauve-colored names,In the JuvenaliaOf my collected editions."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
25. "Bir kimse ariyorsa, gözü aradigi seyden baskasini görmez çokluk, bir türlü bulmasini beceremez, disaridan hiçbir seyi alip kendi içine aktaramaz, çünkü akli fikri aradigi seydedir hep, çünkü bir amaci vardir, çünkü bu amacin büyüsüne kapilmistir. Aramak, bir amaci olmak demektir. bulmaksa özgür olmak, disa açik bulunmak, hiçbir amaci olmamak. Sen ey saygideger kisi, belki gerçekten arayan birisin, çünkü amacinin pesinde kostugundan hemen gözünün önündeki bazi seyleri görmüyorsun."
Author: Hermann Hesse
26. "Sizi tutan bir sey var -bir korku, bir zaaf-, öfkenizi ifade etmenizi engelliyor. Bunun yerine yufka yürekliliginizden gurur duyuyorsunuz. Mecburen yaptiginiz seyleri erdeme dönüstürmeye çalisiyorsunuz. Duygularinizi derinlere gömüyor ve sonra da hinç hissetmediginiz için kendinizi azizlere benzetiyorsunuz. Anlayisla yaklasan doktor rolünü unutuyorsunuz; siz o rolün kendisi oluyorsunuz, kendinizi öfkelenemeyecek kadar iyi birisi gibi görünüyorsunuz. Josef, küçük bir intikam iyi bir seydir. Bastirilmis hinç insani hasta eder!"
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
27. "The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself."
Author: James Thurber
28. "I became an American citizen three years ago, and if I'd been arrested, maybe that wouldn't have happened. That was a very proud moment, by the way. I still have my Irish passport, but becoming an American citizen was important in terms of my family."
Author: Jason O'Mara
29. "In Chicago, you can't swing a cat without hitting an Irish pub (and angering the cat), but McAnally's place stands out from the crowd."
Author: Jim Butcher
30. "Our fifty principal cities contain 39.3 per cent of our entire German population, and 45.8 per cent of the Irish. Our ten larger cities only nine per cent of the entire population, but 23 per cent of the foreign."
Author: Josiah Strong
31. "This is what it's all been about with you," he said in an even tone. "All the fear, allthe running. The nightmares." When she nodded, he said, "You called him the devil.""He is." What are you thinking, Scot?"But you... married him?"MacRieve's disgusted with me. "Basically? Yes.""Ceremony and everything?"She swallowed. "He tricked me into it. I-I was only sixteen."A muscle ticked in his cheek and his irises grew pale. "Then know this..."She stopped breathing."Lass, I'm about to make you a widow--"
Author: Kresley Cole
32. "...some evidence seems to exist that an idea prevailed that in the fairy sphere there is a reversal of the seasons, our winter being their summer. Some such belief seems to have been known to Robert Kirk, for he tells us that 'when we have plenty they [the fairies] have scarcity at their homes.' In respect of the Irish fairies they seem to have changed their residences twice a year: in May, when the ancient Irish "flitted" from their winter houses to summer pastures, and in November, when they quitted these temporary quarters."
Author: Lewis Spence
33. "Ghost?" St. Vincent shot him an incredulous glance. "Christ. You're not serious, are you?""I'm a Gypsy," Cam replied matter-of-factly. "Of course I believe in ghosts.""Only half Gypsy. Which led me to assume that the rest of you was at least marginally sane and rational.""The other half is Irish," Cam said a touch apologetically."Christ," St. Vincent said again, shaking his head as he strode away."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
34. "I find that when people laugh it's usually because they're connecting and identifying in a way that they hadn't considered. That's my payoff. I'm not interested in other people thinking differently. I don't care. I'm just like yeast - I eat sugar and I shit alcohol. And there's a huge culture that goes with that. Alcohol creates massive shifts in world history, and it changes people's lives. People get pregnant because of alcohol. But the yeast doesn't give a fuck. The yeast isn't going, "I really want to help people loosen up and bring passion into Irish people's lives"."
Author: Louis C.K.
35. "For when Philippe, with his snapping eyes and his wild ways, left Savannah forever, he took with him the glow that was in Ellen's heart and left for the bandy-legged little Irishman who married her only a gentle shell."
Author: Margaret Mitchell
36. "Look, just because I'm an angry, repressed, Irish-Catholic feminist doesn't mean I hate everything. I only hate youth, beauty, the human body, nature, technological change, popular culture, and democracy. Oh, and I forgot to mention sex. And sports. And Andy Warhol. But other than that, I'm cool with whatever the kids are into. Really!"
Author: Mary Gordon
37. "The emotional stakes a memoirist bets with could not be higher, and it's physically enervating. I nap on a daily basis like a cross-country trucker."
Author: Mary Karr
38. "Da mržnja ima miris osjecalo bi se iza mene na krv. Da ima boju crn trag bi ostao za mojim petama. Da može da gori plamen bi skuljalo iz svih mojih otvora."
Author: Meša Selimović
39. "Ireland has made its choice for the future and it has chosen the version of Irishness it will build. I know, and I will work with head and heart to be part of it with all of you in creating that future one in which all of us can be part of and part of us too."
Author: Michael D. Higgins
40. "The presidency is an independent office and the Irish people whom I appreciate so much and I take with such responsibility have given a very clear mandate on a very clear set of ideas to me, as the ninth president."
Author: Michael D. Higgins
41. "As the seasons age us I close my eyes and wish for snowAlas the Irish seasons been foretoldFor Spring will dawn and I will goInto another season Jack Frost cold.And when its here, I wish for nightAs childhood memories flash right byTo see the birds in humble flightI wish for Summer with a sighAnd on I go to months so sweetDawns sweet chorus and sunbeams brightI yearn for Autumn leaves under feetYet now I dream of Winters nightAs Auld Lang Syne rings in New YearAlas! I'm one year older as Spring draws near."
Author: Michelle Geaney
42. "Must you know that yours will be the "better" picture before you pick up the brush and paint? Can it not simply be another picture? Another expression of beauty?Must a rose be "better" than an iris in order to justify it's existence?I tell you this: you are all flowers in the Garden of the Gods."
Author: Neale Donald Walsch
43. "Perhaps our Irish friends should not so completely turn their backs on their historical dishes, no matter how many jokes they might have to endure."
Author: Nick Clooney
44. "Frank stared at her. "But you throw Ding Dongs at monsters."Iris looked horrified. "Oh, they're not Ding Dongs."She rummaged under the counter and brought out a package of chocolate covered cakes that looked exactly like Ding Dongs. "These are gluten-free, no-sugar-added, vitamin-enriched, soy-free, goat-milk-and-seaweed-based cupcake simulations.""All natural!" Fleecy chimed in."I stand corrected." Frank suddenly felt as queasy as Percy."
Author: Rick Riordan
45. "Irish improves a poet."
Author: Sina Queyras
46. "For a man to come right out and say he does not believe in the Old Testament, I think many Catholics across the nation as well as the world are offended by Bill O'Reilly claiming he's an Irish Catholic."
Author: Stephen Bennett
47. "The dogs were really keening now, like Irish widows."
Author: Thomas Keneally
48. "I miss Irish milk. Probably not as much as Superquinn sausages."
Author: Tristan MacManus
49. "Queens, New York. The most ethnically diverse region not just in the United States, but on the entire planet... In Queens, you will find Korean kids who sound like black kids. Italians who sound like Puerto Ricans. Puerto Ricans who sound like Italians. Third-generation Irish who sound like old Jews. That's Queens. Not a melting pot, not even a tossed salad, but an all-you-can-eat, mix-and-match buffet."
Author: Victor LaValle
50. "James Joyce, in his novel Finnegans Wake, in 1939, punned on the word "Hindoo" (as the British used to spell it), joking that it came from the names of two Irishmen, Hin-nessy and Doo-ley: "This is the hindoo Shimar Shin between the dooley boy and the hinnessy."30 Even Joyce knew that the word was not native to India."
Author: Wendy Doniger

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