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Quote Left A poet can read. A poet can write. A poet is African in Africa, or Irish in Ireland, or French on the left bank of Paris, or white in Wisconsi... Quote Right
Quote Left I am sick unto death of obscure English towns that exist seemingly for the sole accommodation of these so-called limerick writers -- and even sicker of their residents, all of whom suffer from physical deformities and spend their time dismembering relatives at fancy dress balls. Quote Right
Quote Left A tide began to surge beneath the calm surface of Stephen's friendliness. This race and this country and this life produced me, he said. I shall express myself as I am. Try to be one of us, repeated Davin. In your heart you are an Irishman but your pride is too powerful. My ancestors threw off their language and took another, Stephen said. They allowed a handful of foreigners to subject them. Do you fancy that I am going to pay in my own life and person debts they made? What for? For our freedom, said Davin. No honourable and sincere man, said Stephen, has given up to you his life and his youth and his affections from the days of Wolfe Tone to those of Parnell, but you sold him to the enemy or failed him in need or reviled him and left him for another. And you invite me to be one of you. I'd see you damned first. They died for their ideals, Stevie, said Davin. Our day will come yet, believe me. Stephen, following his own thought, was silent for an instant... When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flung to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets ... Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow. Quote Right
Quote Left The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was fallin... Quote Right
Quote Left Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep. Quote Right
Quote Left The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent. Quote Right
Quote Left The English should give Ireland home rule - and reserve the motion picture rights Quote Right
Quote Left When the Irishman is found outside of Ireland in another environment, he very often becomes a respected man. The economic and intellectual conditions that prevail in his own country do not permit the development of individuality. No one who has any self-respect stays in Ireland, but flees afar as though from a country that has undergone the visitation of an angered Jove. Quote Right
Quote Left I have made it quite clear that a unified Ireland was one solution that is out. A second solution was a confederation of two states. That is out. A third solution was joint authority. That is out-that is a derogation of sovereignty. Quote Right
Quote Left In all sincerity, we offer to the loved ones of all innocent victims over the past 25 years, abject and true remorse. No words of ours will co... Quote Right
Quote Left When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe Quote Right
Quote Left In the genuine hope that this peace will be permanent, we take the opportunity to pay homage to all our fighters, commandos and volunteers who... Quote Right
Quote Left Altho that is so, Ireland has always denied and Ireland still denies that the Union was binding upon her either legally or morally. And here on this historic occasion we have assembled to renew our protest and to place it upon record. Quote Right
Quote Left Sport and death are the two great socializing factors in Ireland ... Quote Right
Quote Left Ireland is a great country to die or be married in. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm in so many Charles Bronson films because no other actress will work with him. Quote Right
Quote Left I would not want to put him in charge of snake control in Ireland. Quote Right
Quote Left Law is order in liberty, and without order liberty is social chaos. Quote Right
Quote Left We do not intend to encourage higher courts to consider and possibly create legal precedent that would injure everyday women in the workplace, based on the allegations and evidence of a politically charged case, Quote Right
Quote Left Because modeling is lucrative, I'm able to save up and be more particular about the acting roles I take. Quote Right
Quote Left The bright old day now dawns again; the cry runs through the land, in England there shall be dear bread -- in Ireland, sword and brand; and poverty, and ignorance, shall swell the rich and grand, so rally round the rulers with the gentle iron hand, of the fine old English Tory days; hail to the coming time! Quote Right
Quote Left No one can give you authority. But if you act like you have it, others will believe you do. Quote Right