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Gabriel Byrne
I think there's a bit of the devil in everybody. There's a bit of a priest in everybody, too, but I enjoyed playing the devil more. He was more fun.

George Bernard Shaw
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.

Hal Roach
You know it's summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer.

James Joyce
Come forth, Lazarus! And he came fifth and lost the job.
Notes: From Ulysses

Flann O'Brien
The majority of the members of the Irish parliament are professional politicians, in the sense that otherwise they would not be given jobs minding mice at crossroads.

Mignon McLaughlin
The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones.
Notes: The Neurotic's Notebook

Oscar Wilde
"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious."
Notes: From the play Lady Windermere's Fan, which had its debut on February 20, 1892.

Oscar Wilde
True friends stab you in the front.

Joseph O'Connor
The most important thing I would learn in school was that almost everything I would learn in school would be utterly useless. When I was fifteen I knew the principal industries of the Ruhr Valley, the underlying causes of World War One and what Peig Sayers had for her dinner every day...What I wanted to know when I was fifteen was the best way to chat up girls. That is what I still want to know.
Notes: From the Secret World of the Irish Male

George Bernard Shaw
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

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