Top 40 Belfast Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Belfast Quotes from famous people such as KT Tunstall, Joan Lingard, Colm Wilkinson, Katie Melua, Stella Maxwell, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I've got my roots in Northern Ireland - my biological f

I’ve got my roots in Northern Ireland – my biological father’s side of the family were from Belfast.
KT Tunstall
If I had stayed in Belfast, my life there wouldn’t have as easy as it was in Scotland. I see the strain on the people who stayed. Always worrying about the safety of their children.
Joan Lingard
My father was from Belfast; my mother was from Crossmolina. I grew up in Dublin.
Colm Wilkinson
Well, I couldn’t speak English before I went to Belfast. So I learned English with a Northern Irish accent.
Katie Melua
My parents are both from Belfast. I have an Irish passport and a British passport, and I go back every summer and every Christmas, and sometimes I pop over during the year to say hi, and, of course, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Stella Maxwell
I get spotted quite a bit walking about the streets in Belfast and it’s okay, I don’t mind it, they come up and shake your hand.
Carl Frampton
I had a wonderful, an incredible dialect coach, Brendan Gunn, from Belfast, who has worked with Brad Pitt and Daniel Day Lewis, and me.
Killian Scott
There are certainly many British plays which go down far better with Dublin audiences than they would in Belfast.
Ian McElhinney
When I play discos in Belfast or freshers’ week in Oxford, there are 1,800 kids dressed as me. It’s odd, it’s funny, and it pays really well.
David Hasselhoff
I went to Queen’s University Belfast and stayed nine months, then I ran away to be an actor.
Simon Callow
Belfast during the Troubles looked like a different world.
Clive Owen
Belfast is great.
Adrian Dunbar
My parents were Belfast Catholics.
Pete Hamill
On my Wikipedia page, it used to say I was born in Belfast, Ireland, then it said Belfast, Northern Ireland, and then it said Belfast, U.K. So there was a little war going on about where Belfast is located.
Adrian McKinty
There are some discussions taking place in the United Arab Emirates about the prospects of a long-haul flight into Belfast.
Martin McGuinness
I went back to Belfast and started a club, the Maritime. No one had thought about doing a blues club, so I was the first.
Van Morrison
People fell in love with Alex Higgins, a working-class fellow from the back streets of Belfast. That’s what brought the game alive.
John Higgins
My mom’s half-Irish, and my dad’s half-Irish. We don’t know much about my mom’s side, but my dad’s mom came from Belfast and married my grandfather, who was from Wales.
Coco Rocha
I remember vividly as a 15-year-old, in 1964, seeing Derry play Glentoran in the Irish Cup Final at Windsor Park in Belfast. Glentoran were one of the two big Belfast teams, along with Linfield. Any rural team playing them was up against the odds.
Martin McGuinness
We have to show the E.U. and show Ireland that our commitment to the Belfast Good Friday agreement is absolutely unconditional.
Jeremy Hunt
When I was growing up, Belfast City Hall was surrounded by security, and we had no access to it. But now, people come in and out of it all the time. On a nice day, office workers and students sit on the lawn outside and have lunch. It’s great to see how Northern Ireland has changed. To be part of that is fantastic.
James Nesbitt
The thirties were troublesome in Belfast, and then of course there was no work for people, and it was terribly religiously divided.
Frank Carson
I really love it in Belfast. I always stay in the most bombed hotel, the Europa!
Gareth Gates
From Tiger’s Bay in Belfast to the MGM in Vegas… it’s been some ride so far. And the best is still to come.
Carl Frampton
When I started studying tenor saxophone as a kid in Belfast, I did so with a guy named George Cassidy, who was also a big inspiration.
Van Morrison
I am on a mural in Belfast with ‘Floating up the Lagan in a bubble’ on it. You know you have made it when you have got a mural.
Adrian Dunbar
When we went to Belfast we saw some beautiful countryside and coastlines.
Sarah Sutton
I like to go out for dinner in Belfast with my friends, I like to work on the house. I like working on music.
Kristian Nairn
I started to watch ‘Play for Today’ and plays like ‘Cathy Come Home,’ and Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Billy’ trilogy in the 1980s, which took us into the world of the Belfast family. As a kid in Luton, how was I ever going to know that world otherwise?
Colin Salmon
I have so many happy memories of Belfast and the shows I played there.
Leo Sayer
The countryside in Belfast is beautiful. No technical wizardry is needed to show quite how glorious it is in its natural state.
Gwendoline Christie
All you would hear every night on the news was that som

All you would hear every night on the news was that somebody had been shot dead in a certain part of Belfast. We lived opposite a judge, and there were always soldiers crouched down in our garden. We’d sit and talk to them, and I even used to sing to them!
Rachel Tucker
The first time I saw Peter Green play was at the Club Rado, which was a very rough club in Belfast, and at that time he’d just replaced Eric in the Bluesbreakers. I’d gone up there to sort of hang out and see if I could meet this guy Peter Green, because I’d read about him and everything.
Gary Moore
My father longed for a better life for us, and when I was nine he got a job as a heart surgeon in Belfast. It was very bittersweet when we said goodbye to our relatives, and I remember crying my eyes out at the airport.
Katie Melua
I love going home to Belfast on weekend breaks from training.
Carl Frampton
My dad moved to London in his early 20s and didn’t really go back. So the irony is I’ve spent lots and lots of time in Ireland, but not with my dad. I’ve shot films in Belfast, where he’s from. And I’ve shot in Dun Laoghaire. Which is great. And I’ve shot in Dublin.
Imogen Poots
There was nothing special about me; there are boxers in Belfast who are more skilled but I had a bit between my teeth that drives me on.
Carl Frampton
I mean Georgia, and also Belfast, aren’t the most stable places, politically, in the world. But the thing is, in both places, the people were just so kind and so warm and in Belfast so welcoming.
Katie Melua
I certainly notice the vitality in Belfast, which wasn’t there in the Seventies. There was a war going on then. Now there are cranes everywhere. There really is a sense of renewal and hope.
Liam Neeson
I started singing in pubs and clubs around Belfast when I was 10. My dad is a musician, and he took me ’round; I impersonated Tina Turner and Shirley Bassey, and the crowd couldn’t believe what was coming out of this little girl.
Rachel Tucker