"Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to."
"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English."Shane Leslie on Winston Churchill
"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."Shane Leslie on William Butler Yeats
"Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it."Shane Leslie on Pope John Paul II
"If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks."Shane Leslie on Brendan Behan
"Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me."Shane Leslie on Colin Farrell
"We are equally glad and surprised at Winston's return to office. It shows that he was built for success that he should have declined to withdraw and sulk over a superficial failure."