The Ultimate Collection of Irish Quotes!

The brand-new story of Irish culture told in quotes: “Every Goose Thinks His Wife Is A Duck.” It’s a funny, informative and entertaining look at the world’s greatest conversationalists.

Every Goose Thinks His Wife Is A Duck
Every Goose Thinks His Wife Is A Duck

From the introduction by author Robert Sullivan:

“How is it that Ireland, a small fleck in the Atlantic with fewer people in it than Belgium, has created a voice that all the world seems to hear? Lacking armies, it has dispatched legions of high-octane conversationalists who have managed to conquer a part of the global imagination.

Whether it’s Blarney, gab, craic or some less tasteful contribution, the Irish always seem to reserve their highest honors for those who can turn the clever phrase.”

“Every Goose Thinks His Wife Is A Duck” (the title is from an old proverb) features 135 pages of quotes by Irish poets, politicians, celebrities and pundits, assembled to express a unique Irish viewpoint.

“The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.” – George Bernard Shaw, playwright

“When Irish eyes are smiling, watch your step.” – Gerald Kersh, writer

“All Ireland is washed by the Gulf Stream, except my wife’s family.” – Brendan Behan, writer

“May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous spouse.” – toast

“I have made an important discovery. Alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effects of intoxication.” – Oscar Wilde, writer and wit

A great addition to your living room table, or to read on the morning train.

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