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#1. In life, we all have a cross to bear and a unique story to tell. We just hope that someone will take the time to listen. - Author: Greg McVicker
Irish Literature quotes by Greg McVicker
#2. For a tiny speck in the Atlantic, Ireland has made an outsize contribution to world literature. It's a legacy we can all be proud of, one that would take many pages (or indeed a whole library of books) to recount in full. - Author: Rashers Tierney
Irish Literature quotes by Rashers Tierney
#3. There are a hundred faults in this Thing and a hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Irish Literature quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
#4. Interestingly, some of the worst anti-Irish discrimination came from the Scotch-Irish, who wanted to make clear that they were a different group from the impoverished newcomers. - Author: Ryan Hackney
Irish Literature quotes by Ryan Hackney
#5. The final measure of the greatness of all peoples is the amount and standard of the literature and art they have produced. The world does not know that a people is great until that people produces great literature and art. No people that has produced great literature and art has ever been looked upon by the world as distinctly inferior. - Author: James Weldon Johnson
Irish Literature quotes by James Weldon Johnson
#6. The hunger for applause is the source for all conscious literature and heroism - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Irish Literature quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#7. Unusual doors often take you to the unusual worlds! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
Irish Literature quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#8. Homer and Shakespeare and Milton and Marvell and Wordsworth are but the rustling of leaves and crackling of twigs in the forest, and there is not yet the sound of any bird. The Muse has never lifted up her voice to sing. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
Irish Literature quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#9. Interfaces called transparent allow us to interact/do what we're supposed to do without being aware of how the effects are obtained. We should perhaps speak instead about their opacity, given that we cannot see through them to the machine. - Author: Stephanie Strickland
Irish Literature quotes by Stephanie Strickland
#10. It was a chance encounter with a biotech entrepreneur from Ireland that got me started as an entrepreneur in India, because I partnered this Irish company in setting up India's first biotech company. - Author: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Irish Literature quotes by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
#11. In my case, literature is a kind of revenge. It's something that gives me what real life can't give me - all the adventures, all the suffering. All the experiences I can only live in the imagination, literature completes. - Author: Mario Vargas-Llosa
Irish Literature quotes by Mario Vargas-Llosa
#12. Americans are much more American than they are Northerners, Southerners, Westerners, or Easterners ... California Chinese, Boston Irish, Wisconsin German, yes, Alabama Negroes, have more in common than they have apart ... The American identity is an exact and provable thing. - Author: John Steinbeck
Irish Literature quotes by John Steinbeck
#13. Literature is map of humanity, the documenter of civilization. Books introduce us to the landscape of the greatest minds of every century. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Irish Literature quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#14. I grew up in a working-class Catholic family in south Louisiana. I went to a state university. I taught literature, wrote a novel that was the novel I wanted to write, and got a couple of good reviews but no real traction. I had no idea how to get a job in TV. - Author: Nic Pizzolatto
Irish Literature quotes by Nic Pizzolatto
#15. I think people are often quite unaware of their inner selves, their other selves, their imaginative selves, the selves that aren't on show in the world. It's something you grow out of from childhood onwards, losing possession of yourself, really. I think literature is one of the best ways back into that. You are hypnotized as soon as you get into a book that particularly works for you, whether it's fiction or a poem. You find that your defenses drop, and as soon as that happens, an imaginative reality can take over because you are no longer censoring your own perceptions, your own awareness of the world. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
Irish Literature quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#16. This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind versus intuition. The split between the conscious mind and the unconscious. There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal-intellect suggests one course, and our hearts, or intuition, another. - Author: Robert E. Ornstein
Irish Literature quotes by Robert E. Ornstein
#17. Being an asshole? Or quoting classic literature? - Author: Julie Ann Walker
Irish Literature quotes by Julie Ann Walker
#18. a spider and a fly

i heard a spider
and a fly arguing
wait said the fly
do not eat me
i serve a great purpose
in the world

you will have to
show me said the spider

i scurry around
gutters and sewers
and garbage cans
said the fly and gather
up the germs of
typhoid influenza
and pneumonia on my feet
and wings
then i carry these germs
into households of men
and give them diseases
all the people who
have lived the right
sort of life recover
from the diseases
and the old soaks who
have weakened their systems
with liquor and iniquity
succumb it is my mission
to help rid the world
of these wicked persons
i am a vessel of righteousness
scattering seeds of justice
and serving the noblest uses

it is true said the spider
that you are more
useful in a plodding
material sort of way
than i am but i do not
serve the utilitarian deities
i serve the gods of beauty
look at the gossamer webs
i weave they float in the sun
like filaments of song
if you get what i mean
i do not work at anything
i play all the time
i am busy with the stuff
of enchantment and the materials
of fairyland my works
transcend utility
i am the artist
a creator and demi god
it is ridiculous to suppose
that i should be denied
the food - Author: Don Marquis
Irish Literature quotes by Don Marquis
#19. The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization. - Author: Herbert Croly
Irish Literature quotes by Herbert Croly
#20. People won't see Imagination in something that doesn't relate to their experience because of their own mental limitations. I want people to escape the expected and ordinary, to escape the regular expectations of a story, and truly step into a different world of literature. - Author: Lionel Suggs
Irish Literature quotes by Lionel Suggs
#21. Prosperity is full of friends. - Author: Euripides
Irish Literature quotes by Euripides
#22. 'Ulysses' is the greatest anti-racist text in the English language, and it challenges right from the beginning the vicious racism which lies near the foundations of the Irish Free State and of the Irish republic. - Author: Tom Paulin
Irish Literature quotes by Tom Paulin
#23. I wouldn't describe that 'position' as 'parasitic.' I'd describe that experience as 'edifying.' I don't merely write from a critical intellectual distance. I actually live around here. - Author: Bruce Sterling
Irish Literature quotes by Bruce Sterling
#24. Surely, if we could create the world anew, the practice of organizing our lives around untestable propositions found in ancient literature - to say nothing of killing and dying for them - would be impossible to justify. What stops us from finding it impossible now? - Author: Sam Harris
Irish Literature quotes by Sam Harris
#25. If I were to win the Nobel Prize in Literature - which I think it's fairly safe to say is not going to happen - I would still expect the headline on my obituary to read: 'Christopher Buckley, son of William F. Buckley, Jr., is dead at 78.' - Author: Christopher Buckley
Irish Literature quotes by Christopher Buckley
#26. It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Irish Literature quotes by C.S. Lewis
#27. I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize. - Author: Kate Adie
Irish Literature quotes by Kate Adie
#28. Of course, the simple explanation of the fact is that marriage is the most important act of man's life in Europe or America, and that everything depends upon it. - Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Irish Literature quotes by Lafcadio Hearn
#29. Underground literature only began in the '70s, when technical developments made it possible. Before that, we were involved in a game with the censors. That was our struggle. - Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Irish Literature quotes by Ryszard Kapuscinski
#30. And it is also possible, that Saadat Hasan dies, but Manto remains alive. - Author: Saadat Hasan Manto
Irish Literature quotes by Saadat Hasan Manto
#31. But Carol had not betrayed her. Carol loved her more than she loved her child. That was part of the reason why she had not promised.
She was gambling now as she had gambled on getting everything from the detective that day on the road, and she lost then, too. And now she saw Carol's face changing, saw the little signs of astonishment and shock so subtle that perhaps only she in the world could have noticed them, and Therese could not think for a moment. - Author: Patricia Highsmith
Irish Literature quotes by Patricia Highsmith
#32. This absence of literary culture is actually a marker of future blindness because it is usually accompanied by a denigration of history, a byproduct of unconditional neomania. Outside of the niche and isolated genre of science fiction, literature is about the past. We do not learn physics or biology from medieval textbooks, but we still read Homer, Plato, or the very modern Shakespeare. - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Irish Literature quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#33. The literature of the Spanish Civil War is also important to me. Above all George Orwell's "Homage to Catalonia" as well as the writing of John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway. They worked on a film together in Spain during that war, which ended their friendship. - Author: George Packer
Irish Literature quotes by George Packer
#34. Children's literature must build a bridge between the colorful dream world full of fantasy and illusion, and a tougher real world full of twists and turns. The child armed with the torch of knowledge, awareness and guidance must cross this bridge and set foot to the intense harshness of the bigger world. - Author: Samad Behrangi
Irish Literature quotes by Samad Behrangi
#35. Sappho isn't really meant to be read. It's meant to be sung and there were dances for the songs, also. Sappho was a performance artist, and now she exists as a textual project. She was saved by her critics, and by people who wrote of her in letters to each other. As the morning sun lathers the pool through the long windows and stripes the opposite walls in gold, I look at the fragment translations. She's paper, too. A paper poet for a paper boy. People claim to be translating her but they don't, really, they use her to write poems from as they fill in the gaps in the fragments. A duet. She may have meant for these to be solos but they're duets now, though the second singer blends in with the first. The first singer in this case is offstage, like in the old days of stars who couldn't sing, a real singer hidden behind a curtain, which is the velvet drape of history. - Author: Alexander Chee
Irish Literature quotes by Alexander Chee
#36. The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
Irish Literature quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#37. It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words. - Author: Eric Hoffer
Irish Literature quotes by Eric Hoffer
#38. Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable - and life is more than a dream. - Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Irish Literature quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#39. Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable. - Author: Natalie Clifford Barney
Irish Literature quotes by Natalie Clifford Barney
#40. Let the mind contemplate, let the pen scribble, the oeuvre would be eccentric, peculiar to a reader's eye. - Author: Shilpa Sandesh
Irish Literature quotes by Shilpa Sandesh
#41. Of all the art forms, poetry is the most economical. It is the one which is the most secret, which requires the least physical labor, the least material, and the one which can be done between shifts, in the hospital pantry, on the subway, and on scraps of surplus paper. Over the last few years, writing a novel on tight finances, I came to appreciate the enormous differences in the material demands between poetry and prose. As we reclaim our literature, poetry has been the major voice of poor, working class, and Colored women. A room of one's own may be a necessity for writing prose, but so are reams of paper, a typewriter, and plenty of time. - Author: Audre Lorde
Irish Literature quotes by Audre Lorde
#42. I just can't get with this idea that literature is a 12-step program. If someone wants to read a book to see good people get rewarded and the bad people get punished, essentially what they want is a fairy tale. - Author: China Mieville
Irish Literature quotes by China Mieville
#43. Although the Irish language is connected with the many recollections that twine around the hearts of Irishmen, yet the superior utility of the English tongue, as the medium of all modern communication, is so great that I can witness without a sigh the gradual decline of the Irish language. - Author: Daniel O'Connell
Irish Literature quotes by Daniel O'Connell
#44. The world dies over and over again, but the skeleton always gets up and walks. - Author: Henry Miller
Irish Literature quotes by Henry Miller
#45. When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. - Author: Edna O'Brien
Irish Literature quotes by Edna O'Brien
#46. Ancient literature is a rich history. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Irish Literature quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#47. I never waited for my Irish Cream coffee to be the right temperature, with a storm happening outside and my fireplace crackling ... I wrote every day, at home, in the office, whether I felt like it or not, I just did it. - Author: Stephen J. Cannell
Irish Literature quotes by Stephen J. Cannell
#48. As much pleasure as young people get from Twittering and texting, there is no way these activities will nourish their minds and spirits the way literature can. - Author: Katherine Paterson
Irish Literature quotes by Katherine Paterson
#49. There were a lot of botched kills throughout the eastern part of Kentucky when the work fell outside his control. Six or seven years ago, a man from Perry County was shot point blank in the head and left for dead in the middle of downtown. Problem was, the bullet had traveled between the man's scalp and his skull halfway across his head and exited the same way it had entered on the other side. The whole thing had left him with only fingernail-sized contusions on both sides of his head. He identified the guy who shot him and saw him arrested and convicted of attempted murder.
Now, it's true that a situation like that was a rare one, but part of doing a job right was minimizing the chance for something to go wrong. - Author: Sheldon Lee Compton
Irish Literature quotes by Sheldon Lee Compton
#50. Be careful," Aidan called from the bed. "You don't know what he might do."
"We all know what you'd do, though, don't we? - Author: Holly Black
Irish Literature quotes by Holly Black

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