The Irish have a tremendous sense of humor. Their quick wittedness is evident from these Irish sayings. Some famous witty Irishmen like Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Conan O'Brien, and F. Scott Fitzgerald have achieved global fame for their extraordinary wit and wisdom. Their words reveal their brilliant imagination. Few can compete with an astute Irish person who has a keen sense of humor.
If you are celebrating St. Patrick's Day, equip yourself with witticisms. Here are some funny St. Patrick's Day sayings that bring out the flavor of the festival. Impress your guests, or hosts, with your own brand of humor. If you are going to the parade, you can set the tone by carrying banners with funny St. Patrick's Day sayings written on them. Reach out to your Irish friends and family with humor and wit.
- Sidney Littlewood
The Irish don't know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it.
- Oliver Herford
The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet.
- Winston Churchill
We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.
- John Pentland Mahaffy
In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.
- Irish Blessing
May God bless and keep in good health your enemies' enemies.
- Brendan Behan
If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
- Ann Kennedy
The one thing us Irish have is the ability to laugh at ourselves. God bless us all.
- Oliver Herford
A hair on the head is worth two on the brush.
- Stephen Colbert
The shamrock is a religious symbol. St. Patrick said the leaves represented the trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. That's why four leaf clovers are so lucky, you get a bonus Jesus.
- Ralph Wiggum, The Simpsons
And that's where I saw the leprechaun. He told me to burn things!
- Margot Leitman, Lewis Black's Root of All Evil"
St. Patrick's Day is a holy day for Roman Catholics in Ireland to pray and a day for drunk people to vomit with their pants down in New Jersey.
- Jon Stewart
Making it [St. Patrick's Day] a great day for the Irish, but just an ok day if you're looking for a quiet tavern to talk, read or have a white wine spritzer.
- Jimmy Fallon
And on me final night, I got as lucky as a clover, I met a purdy lassie, drunk enough to come on over.
- Steven, Braveheart
In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to converse with the Almighty.
- Laura Kightlinger
It's a big deal about whether or not gays can march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade and I have to say that on some level I kind of see their point. Because when you think about it, it is a real macho heterosexual event. Bunch of guys in short skirts on a cart made of rose pedals sharing a bag pipe. That's not for sissies.
- Jay Leno
This is St. Patrick's Day in Los Angeles, 'Luck O' The Irish Recipes'. Delicious Irish guacamole. Corned Beef and guacamole.
- Irish Saying
If you're enough lucky to be Irish, you're lucky enough!
- Ellen Degeneres
The legend goes that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. I was thinking... that must be hard to put all the tiny seatbelts on all the snakes.
- Conan O'Brien
St.Patrick's Day is named for St. Patrick, the first guy to feed Guinness to a snake.
- Lewis Black
Who's this Patrick anyway? The patron saint of liquor distributors? Here's the real truth, he didn't get rid of snakes in Ireland. He just got rid of the ones he was seeing.
- Sean Morey
I come from an Irish family. St. Patrick's Day was our big holiday. The night before we'd hang up our stockings and in the morning they'd be full of beer.