I am an Englishman, Haines answered.He's English , Buck Mulligan said ,
and he wants us to speak Irish in Ireland."Sure we ought to, the old
woman said, and I'm ashamed I dont speak the language myself. I'm told its
a grand language by those who know".
From'Ulysses' by James Joyce (1882-1941).
"Come closer, boys, it will be easier for you".
Erskine Childers, to his firing squad at his execution in Dublin,Civil
"Nations, like men, have their infancy".
Viscount Bollingbrooke (1678-1751).
"My poetry didn't save a single Jew from the gas chamber"
W.H. Auden (1907-73).
"The French use culture as a weapon of State."
Nial McGregor, Curator of the National Gallery, London.
BBC Radio 4. Jan 2004.
"An hour's study of Nature is better than a year's prayer."
The prophet Mahammad, directing his followers to listen to scientists.
Daily Telegraph. May 2003.
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
Sir Richard Steele, (1672-1729) Dublin-- born essayist, dramatist
"The Lloyds were Catholics and so were made to have a lot of children
Muriel Spark, in 'The Pride of Miss Jean Brodie'.
"Families, when all food was eaten and no hope left, built up their
cottage doors ( so ) that none might see them die nor hear their groans
, and were found weeks afterwards, skeletons on their own hearth."
John Mitchell (1825-1875), on the Famine (1845- 48). From 'The
"The Art of any country is the exponent of its social and political
John Ruskin, (1819-1900) Lecture at Oxford.
"A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies"
Oscar Wilde ( 1854-1900 ). Dublin-born dramatist.