It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.
If it was raining soup the Irish would go out with forks.
I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer the beer stronger the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.
The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it if you could get a match was as good a smoke as I ever tasted.
The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
I was court-martialled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence so I said they could shoot me in my absence.