Dublin Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Dublin Quotes from Roisin Murphy, Pete Hamill, J. P. Donleavy, Sebastian Kurz, Colm Toibin. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

When I go home, I go to my house in the countryside. I

When I go home, I go to my house in the countryside. I don’t hang out in Dublin. I go home to be with my family and have a rest and so on. I don’t know anything about the Irish music scene, and I’ve never felt part of it.
Roisin Murphy
I’ve lived in other cities – Rome, Dublin, Mexico City – but I was born in New York City, and I always lived in those other places as a New Yorker.
Pete Hamill
When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin.
J. P. Donleavy
It is important that we return to the principles of the Dublin agreement and help Greece with European funds to accommodate refugees.
Sebastian Kurz
Solitude is good in the evening. Dublin is a quiet city when you get to a certain age, when your friends settle down and have kids. Nothing much happens here.
Colm Toibin
In Dublin, we open The Dock, our new multidisciplinary innovation R&D and incubation hub where all elements of our innovation architecture come to life. The Dock is a launch pad for our more than 200 researchers to innovate with clients and acquisition partners with a particular focus on artificial intelligence.
Pierre Nanterme
I think that I must be the only person who left California and headed to Dublin in pursuit of a career in film. The arrow is pointing in the other direction in most people’s minds.
Lenny Abrahamson
Well, playing a guy who writes songs and busks on Grafton Street in Dublin and falls in love with Marketa Irglova wasn’t very difficult for me. There was very little acting going on.
Glen Hansard
My family life reads a bit like ‘Little House on the Prairie.’ I was big sister to Joan, Renee, and brother William, and we grew up in Dalkey, a little town 10 miles outside of Dublin. It was a secure, safe and happy childhood, which was meant to be a disadvantage when it comes to writing stories about family dramas.
Maeve Binchy
There are certainly many British plays which go down far better with Dublin audiences than they would in Belfast.
Ian McElhinney
It has always been my understanding that all official expenses for the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Dublin have been approved by the State Department.
Jean Kennedy Smith
I didn’t know who Bob Geldof or Richard Branson were and I thought Dublin was part of England.
Park Yeon-mi
I’ve walked out in front of Madison Square Garden to 20,000 people, which is amazing, as I can remember working in the O2 arena in Dublin as security for wrestling events.
I’m pleased to say I grew up in a happy family in Dublin. I feel we’re very close.
Domhnall Gleeson
I love Dublin and the locals are extraordinary.
Russell Howard
I used to pretend that my Peugeot driving to the gym in the rain in Dublin was a Ferrari on the Vegas strip.
Conor McGregor
Damnation’ and ‘Dublin Murders’ are the first lead roles I’ve gotten to do. The more time you spend in front of the camera, the more you begin to relax in front of it.
Killian Scott
I was a waitress at a really rundown Italian restaurant in Dublin, for about a week, at 16. I thought it was going to be romantic – overhearing affairs and watching first-time couples all loved up. But instead I was just running about constantly.
Dervla Kirwan
I’m only ambitious in the sense that I want to work in as many different media as I can and to play characters which are different to me and to each other. I want to do work that frightens me or challenges me, be it in Dublin or Zimbabwe. I just want to be working.
Ruth Bradley
I am absolutely an Ulsterman and I am reminded of that everywhere I go. I can’t shake that in Dublin and I can’t shake that in London – they are wary of us in both capitals.
Adrian Dunbar
I didn’t know how to weigh ideas about poetry. Nothing in the life I lived as a student – and later as wife and mother at the suburban edge of Dublin – suggested I had the wherewithal to do so. But I did have a unit of measurement. It was the measure of my own life.
Eavan Boland
Like the Devil, the Norway lobster is known by a variety of different names: cigala in Spain, langoustine in France, Dublin Bay Prawn in Ireland. And in Italy, as well as the U.K., scampi.
Tom Parker Bowles
I’m the king of Dublin.
Jose Aldo
Johnny Giles is my favourite Leeds player, without doubt. He was a fierce competitor. I met him once, at a black-tie event in Dublin, which was one of the great nights of my life.
Ardal O’Hanlon
Patrick Pearse – who set the events of 1916 in motion when he read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic from the steps of the General Post Office in Dublin – is not exactly an unfamiliar name to the Miramichi Irish.
Terry Glavin
Dublin dwindles so beautifully; there is no harsh separation between it and the country. It fades away, whereas London seems to devour the country; an army of buildings come and take away a beautiful park, and you never seem to get quite out of sight of a row of houses.
George A. Moore
Back in 2014, at the One Young World Summit in Dublin, I shared my story of my escape from North Korea to China in 2007. I had no idea what was coming or what to expect.
Park Yeon-mi
I get chills when I think that there’s a statue of Phil Lynott on a street in Dublin, that people leave flowers by the statue. I love stuff like that.
George Pelecanos
Broadchurch’ was very naturalistically shot, in many respects, whereas ‘Dublin Murders’ has a slightly heightened element cinematically, because there is a supernatural, ominous quality – particularly in the woods.
Killian Scott
It’s still possible to find pockets of old Dublin – but its becoming more and more rarified.
Anjelica Huston
The first play I wrote was called ‘Twenty-five.’ It was played by our company in Dublin and London, and was adapted and translated into Irish and played in America.
Lady Gregory
A lot of Polish and Russian Jews had this experience: they would emigrate, thinking they were on their way to New York. Then their captains would stop in Dublin and say, ‘Everybody off.’ They would leave, and by the time they discovered they weren’t in America, they didn’t have enough money to continue.
Rosemary Mahoney
Food in Dublin has gotten immeasurably better than it was. When I was a kid, there weren’t a lot of options. Now you’re overwhelmed with options.
James Vincent McMorrow
My dad was Dublin born and bred – a Dublin boy – but he always pushed me to play for what was Wales Under-15s in my day.
Chris Coleman
I visit a lot of art galleries. I live in Dublin and there’s a very good gallery called the Kevin Kavanagh gallery.
Ardal O’Hanlon
I’ve played Beckett. I put on in the 1950s the first Australian production of ‘Waiting for Godot.’ I played Estragon. The most interesting conversation I’ve had about Beckett was with a Dublin taxi driver.
Barry Humphries
I live in Dublin, God knows why. There are greatly more congenial places I could have settled in – Italy, France, Manhattan – but I like the climate here, and Irish light seems to be essential for me and for my writing.
John Banville
I was essentially raised on blues music. My dad was a blues musician around Dublin when I was a baby, so the only music I would listen to growing up was John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. It’s music that feels like home to me.
Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as it was yesterday when you and I laid wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance.
Queen Elizabeth II
‘The Dublin Magazine’ has been edited with good taste, and it is very agreeable reading, but to speak quite candidly, I do not believe in the future of any literary journal any more than I believe in the future of the Trinity.
George A. Moore
Night fell clean and cold in Dublin, and wind moaned beyond my room as if a million pipes played the air.
Patricia Cornwell
Dublin is one of my favourite cities. It’s an absolutely amazing place.
Tom Holland
I grew up in musicals actually, and the last show I did in Dublin, ‘Alice in Funderland’, was a musical, and one that was written around my voice, which was nice.
Sarah Greene
Fabulous place, Dublin is. The trouble is, you work hard and in Dublin you play hard as well.
Bonnie Tyler
For me, people in Ireland who became actors would have to go through the Billy Barry’s in Dublin.
Aisling Bea
I attended the bedside of a friend who was dying in a Dublin hospital. She lived her last hours in a public ward with a television blaring out a football match, all but drowning our final conversation.
Gabriel Byrne
All I do in Dublin is relax and live away from the cameras. There are a few coffee shops I love and I spend my days in there drinking cappuccinos.
Louis Walsh
When I come home, I say I’m coming home to Dublin. When I’m in Dublin, I say I’m going home to New York. I’m sort of a man of two countries.
Colum McCann
I grew up in Summerhill in Dublin’s inner city, and I came across an open audition, and they were looking for inner city kids who had not acted. I signed up.
Barry Keoghan
For a startling period of my life, I reported the Troubles in Ireland for the BBC. I lived in Dublin and was called out to all sorts of incidents that, if taken together, add up to a war – bombings, assassinations, riots, shootings, robberies, jailbreaks, kidnappings, and sieges.
Frank Delaney
My father was from Belfast; my mother was from Crossmolina. I grew up in Dublin.
Colm Wilkinson
As a child growing up in Ireland, you would have to go to Dublin if you wanted to go to the luxury brands. And I remember my mother being too uncomfortable to go into some of those stores. I want to get rid of the barrier.
Jonathan Anderson
What great writers have done to cities is not to tell us what happens in them, but to remember what they think happened or, indeed, might have happened. And so Dickens reinvented London, Joyce, Dublin, and so on.
Andre Aciman
The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin.
Gerry Adams
New York and Dublin are now suburbs of each other.
Pete Hamill
Before we kill Schengen, we have to make Dublin work.
Mark Rutte
I’m just a kid that defied the odds. I’m just a kid that ignored the doubt. I’m just a kid from a little place in Dublin, Ireland, that went all the way, and I’m going to continue to go all the way.
Conor McGregor
I’ve never been in a major competition. If you don’t want to be there, you might as well leave now because it would be crazy to not want to be playing in Dublin at a Euros.
Matt Doherty
I left the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin in 2004, and I did five years of theater after that.
Aidan Turner
I love working in Dublin, but when I’m in London, I’m more focused on my career.
Ruth Bradley
I think Dublin is the best place in the world, all you need is money. I feel safe here, no one is going to shoot me, like in the States.
Louis Walsh
I sure love Ireland. The first trip I ever made was last year when I did this record in Dublin.
Michael W. Smith
I was happy in Dublin because it is very cosmopolitan.
Rick Allen
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.
Brendan Behan
If you’re from Dublin, for example, chances are you live with your family, if you’re lucky enough to, right up to the mid-20s. And most of the people I know, when they finally sort of set off on their own, they don’t stray all that far.
Roddy Doyle
When I went to the all-Ireland final – Kerry against Dublin – I couldn’t get away for an hour and a half with people coming up and wishing me all the best. Not one of them said, ‘Martin, when did you leave the IRA?’ But every one of them knew I was in the IRA at one stage.
Martin McGuinness
The truth is that I am in love with Dublin. I think it is the most beautiful town that I have ever seen, mountains at the back and the sea in front, and long roads winding through decaying suburbs and beautiful woods.
George A. Moore
My first competition outside Kenya was at the 2002 world cross country championships in Dublin, Ireland. I finished fifth in the junior race that day but the thing I remember the most was that it was very cold.
Eliud Kipchoge
I used to work for Symantec AV: I worked as their in-house IT technician, and then I worked as specialized AV support, and then I worked for Hartford Life IT, in Dublin and London. I worked in IT from ’99 through to 2007.
My average day is with my wife and kids in Dublin, doing school runs, grocery store, feeding and walking the dogs.
Ronan Keating
Dublin’s a great place. It really is. It’s a great place. And Ireland, especially, is a great place. I’ve realized that growing up more. I’m loving my country more as I’m getting older.
Barry Keoghan
I want to reveal in a simple way the usual – and unusual – life of the city; the corporation workman, the busmen, policemen, the civil servants, the theatres, Moore Street and also, what occupies so large a place in Dublin’s life, the literary and artistic.
Patrick Kavanagh
I’m not recognised that much. I’m just a bald man in glasses and there’s a rash of them in Dublin. It’d be different if I had a mohican.
Roddy Doyle
When I was 18, I left Dublin and moved to Paris. I didn’t speak French. I didn’t know anyone. I felt like a fish out of water.
Caitriona Balfe
Dublin is really fun, and Irish people are hilarious.
Michelle Visage
I’m a single parent and it just wouldn’t have been possible for me to carry on in ‘Primeval’ once filming of the show switched to Dublin for ten months.
Laila Rouass
I loved the energy of Dublin and the fact that it’s so close to the sea, with beauty spots such as Howth so close to hand.
Honeysuckle Weeks
250,000 people turned up in Dublin to cheer me on an open-topped bus along O’Connell St after my world title winning fight in 1985. I’ll never forget the sea of smiling faces that greeted me that day.
Barry McGuigan
Dublin people think they are the center of the world and the center of Ireland. And they don’t realize that people have to leave Ireland to get work, and they look down on people who do.
Martin McDonagh
I don’t think America has ever had a center the way London is the center of England or Dublin is the center of Ireland.
Richard Russo