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Paddy Quotes


"As a child, the paddy field was my playground." - Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

"Paddy was in the delivery room when the midwife handed him a black baby. "Is this yours?" she asked "probably" said Paddy "she burns everything else"" - Billy Connolly

"Paddy Ashdown is the only party leader who's a trained killer. Although, to be fair, Mrs Thatcher was self taught." - Charles Kennedy

"Paddy Chayefksy was writing and it was a time where everybody was happy to be there [on TV]." - Gena Rowlands

"Civilisation never dies, it may change, but it is eternal. Where the paddy field is born on the dry river bed of Titash, there begins another civilisation." - Ritwik Ghatak

"This old man he played one, He played nick nack on my drum, Nick, nack, paddy whack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home." - Nursery Rhymes

"Oh Paddy dear, and did you hear The news that's going round? The shamrock is forbid by law To grow on Irish ground." - Dion Boucicault

"We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children." - Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

"Acting's fine if the script's written by Paddy Chayefsky and Martin Scorsese directs it, but unless you have something like that, I don't really enjoy acting." - Jeff Garlin

"The only thing worse than a crappy TV show which Paddy Chayevsky couldn't have conceived in his worst nightmare is two megacorps fighting over who thought of the crappy show first." - Judd Apatow

"Do you really believe that in the late 1800s Paddy Hannan would have walked 600 miles in the hot sun from Perth to Kalgoorlie to discover gold if he had to pay the Wayne Swan resource super tax?" - Clive Palmer

"Paddy Ashdown:...this is an agreement which the right hon. Lady will be entitled to regard with a certain pride and satisfaction as she looks back on the twilight days of her premiership..." - Margaret Thatcher

"Down we go, said Paddy. Now pray to Saint Anthony if you be a good Catholic- I'm not, snapped Fay, and if you'll give more mind to the boat and less to religion we'll gain by it." - Jack Vance

"Vietnam, me love you long time. All day, all night, me love you long time. (...) Dropping acid on the Mekong Delta, smoking grass through a rifle barrel, flying on a helicopter with opera blasting out of loudspeakers, tracer-fire and paddy-field scenery, the smell of napalm in the morning. Long time." - Alex Garland

"You can spread your soul over a paddy field, you can whisper to a mango tree, you can feel the earth between your toes and know that this is the place, the place where it begins and ends. But what can you tell to a pile of bricks? The bricks will not be moved (page 87)." - Monica Denise Brown

"What has brought unique, irreplaceable me - out of all the possibilities of life-here, now, to this? Was all my youth-the paper route after school, the stolen moments in the back seats of borrowed cars, the football workouts, the cramming for finals-meant to end this way, dying in a muddy paddy?" - William Broyles, Jr.

"Oh, Paddy, dear, an' did ye hear the news that's goin' round? The shamrock is forbid by law to grow on Irish ground! No more St. Patrick's Day we'll keep, his colour can't be seen, For there's a cruel law agin' the Wearin' o' the green." - Anonymous

"You have to remember the police used to raid and arrest the audience for seeing Scorpio Rising (1964), or Jack Smith movies. Wouldn't that be exciting today, if you see went to the movie and everyone at the IFC was arrested in a paddy wagon and taken away?" - John Waters

"I got a part opposite Edward G. Robinson in a play called Middle of The Night, which Paddy Cheyafsky had written. It played for a long time because everybody just loved Edward G. Robinson, everybody in New York wanted to see it. John [Cassavetes] and I were married at the time and put into a position where I was working very long evening hours and he was working in the daytime and so there was a lot of spare time." - Gena Rowlands



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