"Do you know why the harp is the symbol of Ireland? Because Irish people are always pulling strings."
- Old joke
The Irish don't know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it.
- Sidney Littlewood
An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked woman to get to a bottle of stout.
"What's the most useless thing on a woman? A drunken Irishman."
- Rhonda to Jimmy, "The Wire"