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They have nothing in their whole imperial arsenal that can break the spirit of one Irishman who doesn't want to be broken.
Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.
Saint Patrick's Day
An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.
But I liked Yeats! That wild Irishman. I really loved his love of language, his flow. His chaotic ideas seemed to me just the right thing for a poet. Passion! He was always on the right side. He may be wrongheaded, but his heart was always on the right side. He wrote beautiful poetry.
It used to be the case that for an Irishman to come to the U.S. involved a perilous journey on a ship. It involved singing lots of songs before you left saying goodbye, and once you were in the U.S., it involved singing lots of songs about how you were never going to set foot in Ireland again.
I liked Yeats! That wild Irishman. I really loved his love of language, his flow. His chaotic ideas seemed to me just the right thing for a poet. Passion! He was always on the right side. He may be wrongheaded, but his heart was always on the right side. He wrote beautiful poetry.
Have you heard about the Irishman who reversed into a car boot sale and sold the engine?
I'm still a proud Irishman, of course, but I've become an American citizen. I'm very, very proud of that.
Pain seems to be easier, or melancholy seems to be easier to portray in a character. I don't know if that's because I'm a human being or because I'm an Irishman or both.
Now here I am playing a passionate young Irishman who would die for what he believes in.
After high school, I went to Stanford University and majored in English. Of course, that gave me a chance to do lots more reading and writing. I also received degrees in London and Dublin - where I moved to be near a charming Irishman who became my husband!
Linda Sue Park
I'm first and foremost an Irishman, by birth, by nature, by soul, but an American citizen through and through as well.
To be a young Irishman in London and go to the theater to see 'Rosemary's Baby'... it scared the crap out of me.
I've had the privilege of working with Bono for the past few years in the One Campaign to fight AIDS and hunger and disease around the world. Bono is an Irishman and a great humanitarian. And I remember him telling me of his admiration for America.
I thought I was God's gift to mankind and the greatest Irishman since George Best.
When I did the film 'Hear My Voice' a few years ago, I disappeared fully up my own backside for a while. Because I thought my career was taking off, I became a bit of an egomaniac and a pain in the neck. I thought I was God's gift to mankind and the greatest Irishman since George Best.
As you know, I am neither Roman Catholic, Protestant Episcopalian, nor Presbyterian, nor am I an Irishman.
Show me an Irishman who can't tell a story - I don't think they exist.
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