50 Leprechaun Quotes And Saying For Saint Patrick's Day

Deepthi Reddy
Dec 12, 2023 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Feb 13, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
Leprechaun Day with pot full of coins

A leprechaun is often depicted as a small bearded man, with a hat a green coat.

A leprechaun is traditionally a shoemaker who spends his time making and fixing the shoes. He is a famous character, first depicted in Irish folklore.

Some leprechauns can be a little scary, as depicted in some tales, but they are funny according to others. Ultimately the leprechaun is the main figure of St. Patrick's Day and is known as a symbol of luck.

There are so many leprechaun sayings that you will discover in this article. If you want to find even more quotes, check out these gold quotes and Tinkerbell quotes too!

Famous Leprechaun Quotes And Lucky Quotes

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Leprechauns are believed to be an omen of good luck. Here are some famous, and some funny, leprechaun quotes and sayings all about luck that you will want to read.

1."You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it."

-Jimmy Dean.

2." Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us."


3." I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."

-C. S. Lewis.

4." Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends."

William Butler Yeats.

5." I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it."

–Denzel Washington.

6." Humph,' he said, with a disagreeable air, 'the universe does its work very quietly.'"

-A.E. Coppard, 'The Bogey Man'.

7."Oh, you’re hardly one to talk. Look where ogling a man got you."

-Kathy Bryson, 'Feeling Lucky'.

8."Being asked to describe what 'post-racial' means is a bit like being asked to describe a leprechaun, cold fusion or unicorns."

-Tim Wise.

9. "That thing is a leprechaun and we gotta figure out how to stop it!"

- Tory, 'Leprechaun'.

10."For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day."

-Irish saying.

11." It's funny because when I got 'Jarhead' and 'Avatar' and all those movies, 'Leprechaun' still to this day airs on BET. I was thinking, 'Will they just let it go?'"

-Laz Alonso.

12." I believe in all of these Irish myths, like leprechauns. Not the pot of gold, not the Lucky Charms leprechauns."

-Megan Fox.

13."You only got away because me powers are weak! I need me gold!"

–Leprechaun, 'Leprechaun'.

14."Somewhere in the trash he reads Martland has read that heavy men walk with surprising lightness and grace; as a result he trips about like a portly elf hoping to be picked up by a leprechaun."

-Kyril Bonfiglioli.

15."I'll not rest till I have me gold. Curse this well that me soul shall dwell, till I find me magic that breaks me spell."

–Leprechaun, 'Leprechaun.'

16. "What do I look like, me lad? See the hat? The buckles on me shoes? Why, I'm a Leprechaun!"

–Leprechaun, 'Leprechaun.'

17."Maggie had a sinking suspicion that those stories her Aunt Lizzie told her, the ones that sent her to bed with her head full of leprechauns and fairies may be more than fairytales after all."

-Sara Humphreys, 'Luck Of The Irish'.

18."I called Rory McIlroy a leprechaun and believe me I wanted to call him much worse."

-Lisa Kennedy Montgomery.

19."A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have."


20."I've always thought you've got to believe in luck to get it."

-Victoria Holt.

21."This guy... was real. He had buckles on his shoes..."

-Ozzie, 'Mark Holton.'

22."When you make a wee wish

on a green four-leafed clover,

may your belly stay full

and your cup runneth over."

-Richelle E. Goodrich.

23."Try as they will, and try as they might, who steals me gold won't live through the night."

– Leprechaun 'Leprechaun'.

24."I have noticed that timing and luck sometimes line up in such a way that you can catch a break."

-Ellie Kemper.

25."Don't strain yourself. You're not as young as you used to be. You might have a stroke. I curse ye for all eternity. I've traded me, soul, for me gold."

– Leprechaun 'Leprechaun'.

26."Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter. Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums."


27." We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can't disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns..."

-Richard Dawkins.

28." My two favorite colors of the rainbow are gold and leprechaun."

-Jarod Kintz.

29."May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go."

-Irish blessing.

Funny Irish Sayings

Leprechauns are known for their money and their luck. They are believed to protect the capital of the fairy world. Anyone could have some fun by going through these leprechaun quotes.

30."Yelling Irish, you can sound like an angry Leprechaun."

-Norman Reedus.

31."Leprechauns are not twee beings dreamed up by the tourist board, but warriors of legend. That name comes from the Celtic god of commerce and war, Lugh. Their mission, their life’s work, is to protect the gold."

-Kathy Bryson.

32."If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks."

-Brendan Behan.

33."Imagine if we were all magical leprechauns, and every wish ever made on a four-leaf clover obliged us to help others obtain their wishes."

-Richelle E. Goodrich.

34."If you want to live 100 years, then you have to live one more year to repent."

-Irish saying.

35."An Irishman should be like, a leprechaun who will have a castle full of good luck and laughter, poems, lullabies, love, welcome songs with pipes and drums, and dreams."

-Irish saying.

36."May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows you are dead."

-Irish saying.

Funny Leprechaun Quotes

Leprechauns are one of the reasons to wear green on Saint Patrick's Day, otherwise there's a risk you will get pinched. These funny leprechaun quotes might make you smile.

37."Irish is a leprechaun language."

-Sammy Wilson.

38."There is something sinister about putting a leprechaun in a workhouse. The only solid comfort is that he certainly will not work."

-G.K. Chesterton.

39."Ozzie: Do you think you could kill a leprechaun?

Alex: Ozzie, you can kill anything. You just got to know how to do it. Now, give me a 357 magnum, press it to the little green critter's temple, and blam!"

- 'Leprechaun'.

40."Be sure to wear green

on March seventeen,

or else Irish leprechaun

pinch your bones clean!"

-Richelle E. Goodrich.

41."This really happened, Alex. It did! It's like magic, you know? Like... when you see a star in the night sky - the first star - you can make a wish. And it'll come true."

-Ozzie, 'Leprechaun'.

42. "If you're frightened of leprechauns, the best thing to do is to get yourself a little leprechaun outfit and see how big they are. And then you'll go, 'Well I see. That's like bein' frightened of a hampster.'"

-Craig Ferguson.

St Patrick's Day Quotes

St Patrick's Day is a well-known Irish festival, with lots of great quotes. Here are some quotes to say on the day.

43."Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to."

-Shane Leslie.

44. "Catch hold of a leprechaun and don't let go, for he will tell you the address of the gold that is unknown."


45."The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart so that I should recall my sins."

-Saint Patrick.

46."St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic."

–Adrienne Cook.

47. "Let's drink green beer! Let's do green Jell-o shots! Where's your Saint Patrick's Day spirit?"

 -Barney,'How I Met Your Mother'.

48."Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick’s Day consists of the night of the seventeenth of March flavored strongly with the morning of the eighteenth."


49."The list of Irish Saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick."

-Stephen Gwynn.

50." If you hold a four-leaf shamrock in your left hand at dawn on St. Patrick’s Day you get what you want very much but haven’t wished for."

–Patricia Lynch.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 50 leprechaun quotes and sayings for Saint Patrick's Day, then you might want to take a look at these Buddy the Elf quotes, or March quotes for more great quotes!

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

Master of Business Administration

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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