•  
    News

     /

    IrishCentral’s top ten quotes of 2011 - a slideshow

    1. Charlie Sheen, during his downward spiral: "I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body."

  •  
    News

     /

    IrishCentral’s top ten quotes of 2011 - a slideshow

    2. Barack Obama, n his ancestor Falmouth Kearney leaving Offaly in search of the American Dream: “It's the dream that Falmouth Kearney was attracted to when he went to America. It's the dream that drew my own father to America from a small village in Africa. It's a dream that we've carried forward, sometimes through stormy waters, sometimes at great cost, for more than two centuries. And for my own sake, I'm grateful they made those journeys because if they hadn't you'd be listening to somebody else speak right now.”

  •  
    News

     /

    IrishCentral’s top ten quotes of 2011 - a slideshow

    3. Queen Elizabeth, in her historic speech at Dublin Castle: “To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.”

  •  
    News

     /

    IrishCentral’s top ten quotes of 2011 - a slideshow

    4. Jackie Onassis Kennedy and her view on the Irish in her recently uncovered tapes: “There seems to be all these Irish-- they always seem to have a persecution thing about them”

  •  
    News

     /

    IrishCentral’s top ten quotes of 2011 - a slideshow

    5. Damian McGinty, on his new role on 'Glee': “This doesn’t happen to people from Ireland, especially from Derry, it just doesn’t happen. To get to be on the biggest TV show in America is just a dream come true.”

  •  
    News

     /

    IrishCentral’s top ten quotes of 2011 - a slideshow

    6. Michael D Higgins, in his inaugural speech: “I invite all of the Irish, wherever they may be across the world, to become involved with us in that task of remaking our economy and society.”

  •  
    News

     /

    IrishCentral’s top ten quotes of 2011 - a slideshow

    7. Bono, on the sound of his own voice: “'I do try to avoid it. If I hear our songs on the radio I tend to turn them down. Not because I don’t like them or believe in them. Actually, my voice annoys me. I always think I could have sang it better.”

  •  
    News

     /

    IrishCentral’s top ten quotes of 2011 - a slideshow

    8. Rory McIlroy, on winning the US Open: “The whole week has been incredible - I could not have asked for any more and I am so happy to hold this trophy. For such a small nation to win two US Opens in a row is pretty special. As Graeme said last year, there will be a lot of pints of Guinness going down.”

  •  
    News

     /

    IrishCentral’s top ten quotes of 2011 - a slideshow

    9. Darren Scully, on his decision to no longer represent black constituents: "After a while I made a decision that I was just not going to take on representations from black Africans, that I would be very courteous to them and I would pass on their query to other public representatives who would take their concerns."

  •  
    News

     /

    IrishCentral’s top ten quotes of 2011 - a slideshow

    10. Sinead O Connor, on the breakup of her fourth marriage after 16 days: “Within 3 hours of the ceremony being over the marriage was kyboshed by the behaviour of certain people in my husband’s life.” “He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage. I think he is too nice to do so. And too nice to trap.”

prev next

Slideshow will continue in 5 seconds

SKIP

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: