Top 70 Celtic Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Celtic Quotes from famous people such as Rhiannon Giddens, Austin Clarke, Gordon Strachan, Ray Allen, Theodor Mommsen, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The first band I was in out of college was a Celtic ban

The first band I was in out of college was a Celtic band, and I had to learn to sing with a microphone, because I’d never done that before. At Oberlin, I never used a mic for any kind of singing.
Rhiannon Giddens
When I first discovered for myself the Celtic Twilight and read the earlier poems of Yeats and others, all was entirely incomprehensible to me. I groped through a mist of blurred meanings, stumbled through lines in which every accent seemed to be in the wrong place.
Austin Clarke
I did think there were one or two referees who had a personal thing against me. It wasn’t them versus Celtic – it was them against me! I just think they wanted to take me on.
Gordon Strachan
I’m always going to be a Celtic no matter what. It’s always going to be in my veins. Once you live there and play for that team and win a championship, it doesn’t matter where you go.
Ray Allen
It took me 35 years of being involved at a decent level of football to become manager at a great club like Celtic.
Gordon Strachan
The Celtic, Galatian, or Gallic nation received from the common mother endowments different from those of its Italian, Germanic, and Hellenic sisters.
Theodor Mommsen
I have always admired the games between Celtic and Rangers. That’s one of the games that you always watch when it’s happening.
Gianfranco Zola
I still want to play for my country, I’m still ambitious. But things like that are out of my control so I’ll just concentrate on trying to do well for Celtic and see what happens.
Scott Sinclair
I – and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who felt on this subject as I do – have always liked my Celtic countrymen and disliked the English nation; it is a national trait of character, and I cannot help it.
Douglas Hyde
At my real wedding, I wore traditional Celtic garb – a kilt.
Chris Sullivan
I’ve played in Birmingham and Manchester where there are supporters of rival clubs too. You have to adjust to your surroundings. You can’t go wandering around Glasgow in the wrong areas. As a Celtic player you can’t do that.
Dion Dublin
‘I have always been. I will always be. Come with me.’ It’s kind of the Celtic vibe. I am saying I will never change; I will always be the same. Follow me. This is what I stand for.
Cornwall has lots of folk and Celtic music and has that kind of surfer vibe as well. That was my kind of upbringing.
Sam Palladio
With the Celtic Warrior thing, I wanted to convey a positive sense of Ireland.
As a boy, I found myself drawn to Arthurian legends, and then to Celtic mythology, and then further east into the mysticism of Asian religions.
Mark Frost
I love the sun, but we don’t get on at all; it doesn’t agree with my Celtic tones. I also like nothing better than putting on a big ski jacket and feeling the wind in my face.
Erin O’Connor
I felt bad for Newcastle when they lost their 2005 FA Cup semi-final to Manchester United. They had loaned me out to Celtic, but I still had a lot of affection for them.
Craig Bellamy
When I started going to see Celtic, it was just before Henrik Larsson signed. We used to try to skip into the games. You would stand outside, waiting for someone who had a spare ticket and then give him the wee puppy eyes in the hope he’d give it to you!
Robert Snodgrass
When a club like Celtic comes in for you, you just can’t say no. But the biggest part of the decision was leaving the family at home.
Dion Dublin
Well I’m still a massive Celtic supporter. And I always will be. That will never leave you.
John McGinn
As long as I am involved in football and doing this work, I am going to be connected to Celtic.
Henrik Larsson
I’m enjoying myself at Celtic, I really like it here. I think it’s a great club with great team-mates who have made me feel welcome.
Oliver Burke
Celtic are a great, traditional club.
Teemu Pukki
I felt I had to take the Celtic opportunity. You quickly learn that any managerial vacancy attracts up to 60 or 70 applicants, so you need a good reason to turn a job down. A start is a start.
John Barnes
I was always interested in myths growing up. So, first I got into some Roman myths, then I was interested in Norse, then Celtic, then I started spreading to all the other mythologies.
Grant Morrison
The career I had at Celtic, the amount of goals and assists and the relationship with the fans and the club, I can’t regret that. That’s something I’m going to cherish as long as I live.
Henrik Larsson
I am passionate about football. My support for Celtic FC has got me through some hard times in my life. I still play regularly, too.
Rod Stewart
Celtic are one of the great clubs of the world. There’s a pressure here that’s different. You have to win every game. There’s not a club in England that has that.
Brendan Rodgers
According to Celtic law, all sons equally divided the inheritance and principalities of their father.
Sabine Baring-Gould
There would have been no Barcelona, and a lot of other things besides, for me if I hadn’t signed for Celtic.
Henrik Larsson
I would definitely return to Austria. They were all good experiences for me, but definitely Austria because there were some ancient Celtic, sacred sites that were in the forest that were quite beautiful.
Nicolas Cage
Tommy Burns was a brilliant human being. One of the big

Tommy Burns was a brilliant human being. One of the biggest compliments ever paid to me was that I was to Celtic supporters what Tommy was to Rangers supporters. You’re not universally loved, far from it, but you are accepted.
Ally McCoist
Ireland is a series of stories that have been told to us, starting with the Irish Celtic national revival. I never believed in ‘Old Ireland.’ It has been made all of kitsch by the diaspora, looking back and deciding what Ireland is. Yes, it is green. Yes, it is friendly. I can’t think of anything else for definite.
Anne Enright
And it’s very strange, but I think there is something very common – not only in Celtic music – but there is a factor or element in Celtic music that is similar in music that we find in Japan, the United States, Europe, and even China and other Asian countries.
Nobuo Uematsu
Physically I was not strong enough to play at Celtic and I know myself it was not my best time as a football player, for sure.
Teemu Pukki
In my mind, I would always be a Celtic. I was very thankful and humbled that the Hornets saw fit to allow me to play a couple more years, but the only time I thought of myself as a Charlotte Hornet was game time. Other than that, when the jersey came off, I still felt like I was a Celtic.
Robert Parish
I was really scared coming to Celtic because I have heard so much about U.K. football being tough; the fans expect so much.
Timothy Weah
If Celtic were to build a team strong enough to regularly compete in the Champions League, I might decide to manage them one day.
Roberto Mancini
It’s really fun doing the ‘Celtic Warrior Workouts,’ as it just gives the fans a chance to see how we train.
I got the call, ‘Celtic want you.’ And I knew Celtic were a top, top team. I thought it would be much easier than it was. It was quicker than I thought. When you got the ball, there was always a defender at you.
Teemu Pukki
I was an 18-year-old lad playing in a Scottish League Cup final at Hampden in front of 60,000 against Celtic. That’s an experience I will never forget.
James Maddison
Celtic had some really good players. Paul McStay is one of the best I’ve ever played against.
Ally McCoist
Celtic music will always be around, even if with the mainstream crowds it dies out.
Natalie MacMaster
As you may know my use of Celtic music is extremely simple and short. However there is something about it that will remain in your mind for a long, long time.
Nobuo Uematsu
I think, as long as I’m in this line of work, I’m always going to be mentioned when Celtic are looking for a new manager.
Henrik Larsson
The early Celtic Christians called the Holy Spirit ‘the wild goose.’ And the reason why is they knew that you cannot tame him.
John Eldredge
I didn’t have to leave Celtic and go to England for money. It wasn’t worth the hassle, and my wife and children felt settled in Glasgow.
Henrik Larsson
‘Sunshine Superman’ was a pioneering work that for the first time presented a fusion of Celtic, jazz, folk, rock, and Indian music as well as poetry.
I would be kicking a ball about with my friends and they’d ask why I was wearing the Celtic kit.
Oliver Burke
My mom was a folk singer and Celtic harpist. My dad was in a barbershop quartet and my great grandma was an opera singer. As I grew up, I discovered pop music and Top 40 radio, but it was in the ’90s, so music was very different then – it was really lyrical.
Skylar Grey
I can’t play my songs on the smaller harp. I have a Celtic harp. I can’t do the key changes.
Joanna Newsom
I’ve been accused of my publicist of being too confessional… it’s probably my Celtic upbringing.
Pierce Brosnan
I had to take up a new challenge and I always want to stay true to myself. My last six months at Celtic were a tough time but, at the same time, I’m gone from there now, and I’m enjoying my football again.
Scott Sinclair
My decision was that after nearly three years at Celtic – with everything we’d achieved and the success we’d had on the pitch, the improvements off the pitch – then it was time to move on to my next challenge.
Brendan Rodgers
If you’re let go from Celtic, the club you support, and go to Queen’s Park, people think it’s a disaster. I don’t think I cried, but I was very upset. As a young boy, your dream has been taken away. But I had good people around me, and it was probably the best thing that happened.
Andrew Robertson
I am in love with Celtic, so I am really happy. It was a great feeling getting to know a new team and new coaching staff. I can’t wait to get on the field and play in front of those wonderful fans.
Timothy Weah
It was an amazing experience for me to play at Celtic Park in a big European game. It’s a privilege to be a Celtic player, with massive crowds and great fans.
Oliver Burke