Charles M. Madigan
St. Patrick: one of the few saints whose feast day presents the opportunity to get determinedly whacked and make a fool of oneself all under the guise of acting Irish.
Wretched excess is an unfortunate human trait that turns a perfectly good idea such as Christmas into a frenzy of last-minute shopping-or attaches the name of St. Patrick to the day of the year that bartenders fear most.
In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God.
The Irish are a fair people - they never speak well of one another.
The reason the Irish are always fighting each other is they have no other worthy opponents.
George Bernard Shaw
I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.
You know how on St. Patrick's Day everybody is Irish. In Quincy this weekend, everybody's German.
An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout.
Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.