Celtic Quotes

Celtic Quotes by Edwin van der Sar, Greg Jackson, Fergus McCann, Nobuo Uematsu, Weyes Blood, Ally McCoist and many others.

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Celtic and Ajax are great names in history. They both have great followings all over the world, not just in Holland and Scotland.
Edwin van der Sar
There’s an old Celtic proverb that I follow: See much, study much, suffer much is the path to wisdom.
Greg Jackson
Celtic is a community institution the supporters are entitled to be proud of.
Fergus McCann
And its 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
I love British folk music, but I’m not obsessed with it. I love the Celtic stuff, and Enya is a favorite, but that’s more electronic.
Weyes Blood
One of the reasons Old Firm supporters could relate to me was I was one of them, playing for the team I wanted to play for. If we scored at Celtic Park, the only people I wanted to celebrate in front of was Rangers supporters.
Ally McCoist
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
Whatever you say about Fergus McCann, if this [Celtic Park] is the legacy, then I am absolutely delighted with it.
Martin O’Neill
I’m a better coach now than when I joined Celtic. The longer you stay in any job, the better you become. If you lose your drive, your enthusiasm, your imagination, that experience is no good.
Gordon Strachan
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
It is not in the outward and visible world of material life that the Celtic genius of Wales or Ireland can at this day hope to count for much; it is in the inward world of thought and science.What it has been, what is has done, what it will be or will do, as a matter of modern politics.
Matthew Arnold
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 grew up in a place where everybody was a storyteller, but nobody wrote. It was that kind of Celtic, storytelling tradition: everybody would have a story at the pub or at parties, even at the clubs and raves.
Irvine Welsh
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 I played in Germany there was also a good atmosphere in the games but this is better at Celtic.
Teemu Pukki
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
Iceland is 50 percent Celtic blood, from the females that they stole from us, which is why our country has only got dogs left. It was a joke! I’ll never be let back in Scotland again!
Gerard Butler
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
There’s something about Celtic mythology which is deep in the soul, and I just think that somehow she has tapped right into it.
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
I loved that pressure. That’s what fuels you as a player. That achievement of playing for Celtic is massive. All the fans put that pressure on your head but it makes sure you go and perform.
Scott Sinclair
Celtic supporters want to be proud of their Club. That’s all they want. It is what they deserve.
Fergus McCann
Every professional footballer should seek to play at least one game at Celtic Park. I have never felt anything like it.
Paolo Maldini
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
The Celtic folk-tales have been collected while the practice of story-telling is still in full vigour, though there is every sign that its term of life is already numbered.
Joseph Jacobs
The first thing I remember was going up to Celtic Park to watch Celtic, feeling the full effect of the stadium. When you see the players on the park for the first time, you get sucked in and it’s like a dream.
Robert Snodgrass
All I can do is concentrate on what I’m doing, playing as well as I can at Celtic. Whatever happens outside, happens. I just need to do everything in my control, playing well.
Scott Sinclair
I had grown up going to Celtic Park with Mum, Dad, and my brother. We had four season tickets.
Andrew Robertson
I didn’t really adapt to Scottish football well, but I enjoyed my time there. The physical nature and the pace of the game was a big thing, and many of the teams defended really deep against Celtic so there was not so much space to run in behind. That’s a big part of my game, so that was one thing as well.
Teemu Pukki
Few in the Nineties would have ventured to prophesy that the remote dim singer of the Celtic Twilight would, in a new age, become the leading poet of the English-speaking world. None have disputed the claim of William Butler Yeats to that title.
Austin Clarke
Celtic have scored in the 50th consecutive game in which they’ve managed to score
Barry Davies
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
Celtic fans are some of the greatest supporters I know.
Clarence Seedorf
It is up to us, to everyone at Celtic Park, to build up our own legends. We don’t want to live with history, to be compared with legends from the past. We must make new legends.
Jock Stein
The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad, For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
There’s some places where, I don’t know if they’re fiddle fans, or Natalie fans or if they just love Celtic music, but there’s some places where there’s just awesome crowds.
Natalie MacMaster
Best atmosphere I ever played in was at Celtic Park in the UEFA Cup for Liverpool.
Michael Owen
There’s some familiarity in Celtic music, even if you’ve never heard that piece of music before.
Nobuo Uematsu
When we played at Celtic Park for Bayern in the Champions League it was unbelievable and I think all our players said the same thing afterwards. The atmosphere was just totally unique. I’ve played in lots of big games and stadiums but I’ve never witnessed fans making that much noise in 90 minutes.
Owen Hargreaves
I enjoyed it at Celtic and had some great moments and obviously some not so great moments.
Oliver Burke
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
I can’t play my songs on the smaller harp. I have a Celtic harp. I can’t do the key changes.
Joanna Newsom
Around 1974, I graduated into the occult, and spent a sold six or seven years immersed in the Kabala and the Chaldean, Celtic, and Druidic traditions I also became fascinated with Aleister Crowley, the nineteenth-century magician who shared these beliefs.
Daryl Hall
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
When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland.
Terri Windling
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
It is Patrick the Legend, of course, who is most engaging and comes to us as something of a happy Celtic party monster.
Charles Madigan
Once Celtic got their equaliser, they played a sort of anti-football.
Frank Rijkaard
I like Celtic folk music, Native American music, and any kind of early music. There isn’t a lot of music that I don’t like… except for Show Tunes.
Terri Windling
According to Celtic law, all sons equally divided the inheritance and principalities of their father.
Sabine Baring-Gould
Coaches from Celtic actually came to my door but I wasn’t interested. I thought I’d get lost in the system. I wasn’t ready for it.
Robert Snodgrass
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
We Irish prefer embroideries to plain cloth. To us Irish, memory is a canvas–stretched, primed, and ready for painting on. We love the “story” part of the word “history,” and we love it trimmed out with color and drama, ribbons and bows. Listen to our tunes, observe a Celtic scroll: we always decorate our essence.
Frank Delaney
Criticism comes with Celtic. If you take it on board, it can make you ill, but if you think: ‘No problem’, it makes you really thick-skinned.
Paul Lambert
As a guy from Northern Ireland who supported Celtic and worked in football, I’m living my dream here.
Brendan Rodgers
I have come to use the pan-Celtic history, which spans from 500 BC to the present, as a creative springboard. The music I am creating is a result of traveling down that road and picking up all manner of themes and influences, which may or may not be overtly Celtic in nature.
Loreena McKennitt
Celtic was a part of our family. It still is.
Andrew Robertson
If I can achieve for Celtic what I have achieved for Hibs, then I feel I will have done well for them.
Jock Stein
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 was brought up in Glasgow, and I was a big Celtic follower.
Andrew Robertson
Surely there are enough Celtic songs without introducing religion or politics or anything else.
Jock Stein
I didn’t have a clue how big a club Celtic were when I joined.
Henrik Larsson
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
The tribal system from which the Celt never freed himself entirely was the curse of the Celtic race, predooming it to ruin.
Sabine Baring-Gould
Celtic jerseys are not for second best, they don’t shrink to fit inferior players
Jock Stein
France had shown a light to all men, preached a Gospel, all men’s good; Celtic Demos rose a Demon, shriek’d and slaked the light with blood.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
There is literally nothing I can describe that’s better than scoring at Celtic Park.
Timothy Weah
My specialty is mythology.There are artifacts like the hallows scattered through just about every mythology. However, what makes the Celtic hallows so interesting is that they are a self-contained group of objects.
Michael Scott
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
I still love going back to Celtic Park now, whether it’s for Celtic or Scotland games, and seeing the atmosphere.
Robert Snodgrass
If I was making the decision normally, with my heart, I’d never leave Celtic. My life was great. I loved the city. I loved the people. I loved the club. I had a wonderful life. If you think of all those things, you’d never move.
Brendan Rodgers
Drinking can not be sacramentalised except in religions which set no store on decorum. The worship of Dionysos or the Celtic god of beer was a loud and disorderly affair.
Aldous Huxley
You’ve got to set your sights high and expect to be scrutinised. When you play for a big club like Celtic, you’re always going to come under pressure. That’s to be expected.
Scott Sinclair
This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.
Sigmund Freud
The Wild Hunt is known in all Celtic countries; it is a huntsman with a pack of hounds who is seen or heard to rush through the country. Those who see him are doomed to die. The writer heard the Wild Hunt quite distinctly one night in Wales several years ago, but has not suffered any ill effects from it as yet.
Robertson Davies
Celtic is the right place: the history, the fans – it’s a place I want to score more goals.
Timothy Weah
When I was little I got to dribble the ball around while my older brother Paul, who played for a long time for Kilmarnock, my dad and my uncle Jimmy – who was at Celtic as a kid and played with Morton and Cambridge City – kicked it hard and I got punted out the way. But gradually I got allowed into the game.
Steve Clarke
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 was born in the island of Ireland. I have Irish traits in me – we don’t all have the traits of what came from Scotland, there is the celtic factor… and I am an Irishman because you cannot be an Ulsterman without being an Irishman.
Ian Paisley
It seems everyone who knows about Celtic knows they are historical, and if you play here, expect diehard fans.
Timothy Weah
When I was at Liverpool, I asked about Van Dijk when he was at Groningen and then at Celtic. But I was told he wouldn’t be for us at the time. Van Dijk could have jumped from Celtic to a Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers
When Celtic get an opportunity to go above Rangers they’ve got to jump at it with both hands.
Alan Mullery
That charity fund, inside and outside Scotland is a very important identity of Celtic Football Club.
Fergus McCann
Unlike many other Celts, I cannot claim that Celtic was my first love but I can say that it will be my last love.
Jock Stein
Celtic civilization was tribal, but by no means savage or uncultivated. People who regarded the theft of a harp from a bard as a crime second only to an attack on the tribal chieftain cannot be regarded as wanting in cultivated feeling.
Robertson Davies
I have a short temper – I think it’s part of the Celtic background. I used to be a lot more angry, but I was quite discreet with it.
Julian Lennon
Celtic music will always be around, even if with the mainstream crowds it dies out.
Natalie MacMaster
Oh, for heaven’s sake, she thought with droll exasperation, this certainly explains a lot. It’s no wonder I haven’t been able to keep my hands off the blasted man since the day I met him. He’s an artifact! A Celtic one at that!
Karen Marie Moning
Celtic Tiger portrays the oppression of a people and the tiger symbolises the awakening of their Spirit and their struggle for freedom.
Michael Flatley
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
Everybody in my family were great storytellers. My dad and his brothers would just go on and on; they could tell amazing stories. I think it was something to do with the Celtic, oral storytelling tradition. People very much had that propensity towards telling tales.
Irvine Welsh
Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet.
Huston Smith
When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and vampire movies and Celtic mythology, so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle’s shoes and have fun with it.
Glenn Quinn
For several centuries, the Celtic church of Ireland was spared the Greek dualism of matter and spirit. They regarded the world with the clear vision of faith. When a young Celtic monk saw his cat catch a salmon swimming in shallow water, he cried, “The power of the Lord is in the paw of the cat!
Brennan Manning
If we had written Tristan in the true vernacular the audience would have been very small. It wouldn’t have even been Shakespearean. It would have been so Celtic you wouldn’t understand what was going on.
Ridley Scott
Eriugena and other Celtic teachers speak of Christ as our memory, as the one who leads us to our deepest identity, as the one who remembers the song of our beginningsВ….
John Philip Newell
I can never hope to find words to express my feelings at becoming a member of the Celtic Football Club.
Sean Fallon
I am consciously trying not to make it sound Celtic or African.
Joanna Newsom
As I’ve grown older I’ve been more influenced by more meandering styles of guitar playing, whether it’s Celtic or Ethiopian folk music or some kind of noisier jazz like Sonny Sharrock. In terms of songwriting, I don’t know that I could even pin it down.
Ted Leo
The Celtic fans are very special and the club and players can be very proud of them. They are the best I have ever heard.
Andres Iniesta
‘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 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
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
‘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.
Someone has new ideas, and obviously my time was up at Celtic. I had to take up a new challenge and I always want to stay true to myself.
Scott Sinclair
I have always loved Scottish music – all sorts of Celtic, Gaelic music.
Carter Burwell
I’m just a Celtic fan now. I watch all the games and follow the club.
Scott Sinclair
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 only thing that Celtic doesn’t have is the propaganda, which is the Premier League. In every other aspect of football, Celtic is a huge club: fan base, stadium and history. They have a fantastic history. What it doesn’t have is the opportunity to play in the Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers
I’ve been accused of my publicist of being too confessional… it’s probably my Celtic upbringing.
Pierce Brosnan
I have great memories of playing in the Champions League at Celtic Park. That was something I will never forget, and of course we won a championship and that’s something no-one can take away from me.
Teemu Pukki