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"I come from the Lynches of Sligo. You know, I went there, but I looked in the phone book and there are nine million Lynches in Sligo."

Jack Nicholson told The Irish Times in February.

"I wanted to be a footballer [soccer player]. I played until I was about 15 and I thought it was what I wanted to do. And then I realized I'd do something less meaningful - like acting."

Colin Farrell talking to David Letterman in February on the late-night chat show.

"If the British Army hadn't been in Northern Ireland, there never would have been an environment that created a negotiating atmosphere."

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain on National Public Radio's Brian Lehrer Show.

"In one way, her profession was solemnly centered on the act of listening and trying to bring freshness to lives that are often broken apart by anger, by bitterness, by pain and by suffering."

Reverend Seamus Finn in his sermon at the funeral of 56-year-old Dr. Kathryn Faughey (whose father left Co. Armagh for America in 1916), who was murdered on the Upper East Side of New York on February 12. Faughey and Rev. Finn knew one another and had last met at a fundraiser for Northern Ireland at the Waldorf Astoria in November.