Iris na Gaeilge    Marta 2004    uimh 6

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"We Irish are always being accused of looking backwards too much. Sometimes, however, we don't look back far enough, or carefully enough ".
Dervla Murphy, cyclist, writer. ' A Place Apart
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"I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young, healthy, child well nursed , is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked or boiled, and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout".
Jonathan Swift ( 1667-1745 ). Dublin- born satirist. 'A Modest Proposal'

"Is that a Cornish language?". Prince Charles, on seeing a banner 'IE LIKE MIE KWEEN'…. the initial teaching alphabet
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"Ireland is like a ship on fire; it must be extinguished or cut adrift".
William Pitt, the younger. ( 1759-1805 ).

"Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them".
Dion Boucicault. (1864-1916)
Dublin-born dramatist and impresario.
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"Money is the sinews of love, as of war".
George Farquhar ( 1677-1707) The first modern Irish dramatist. Born in Co.Derry. 'The Recruiting Sergeant'.

"Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it".
Terry Wogan, In 'The Observer'. 1984
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"Father of Chemistry and Uncle of the Earl of Cork "
Robert Boyle, (1627-1691) Renowned Irish scientist. On his tombstone in Dublin.

"In Germany they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up, because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didnt speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up , because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up".
Pastor Niemoller (1892-1984). In Germany, 1933-45
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"As civilisation advances, Poetry almost necessarily declines".
Lord Macauley , ( 1800-1854 ), writer, historian, critic.

"It is a cruel thing to die and all men misunderstanding". Sir Roger Casement ( 1864-1916 ) Hanged at Pentonville, London, for gun-running from Germany to Ireland , in wartime. Born at Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

"The pram in the hallway is the enemy of good Art" Cyril Connolly. Critic. Author.

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