Irish quotes by famous actors and directors

Came across a bunch of quotes by Jack Nicholson and other bright lights of Hollywood that relate to Ireland. Enjoy:

“I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London. Most of that time I spent fighting.”
– Pierce Brosnan

“I’m Irish. I think about death all the time.”
– Jack Nicholson

“My father was totally Irish, and so I went to Ireland once. I found it to be very much like New York, for it was a beautiful country, and both the women and men were good-looking.”
– James Cagney

“Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it’s quite fine, so fine that the Irish don’t even acknowledge that it exists.”
– Alan Parker, director of “The Commitments”