compiled by Andrew Russell

We think we’re living in the present, but we’re really living in the past. JOHN BANVILLE

Words are all we have.  SAMUEL BECKETT

Samuel Beckett is a good friend of mine. I don’t know what his plays are about, but I enjoy them.   BRENDAN BEHAN

If you look at life one way, there’s always call for alarm.  ELIZABETH BOWEN

Sometimes being Irish feels like a job you never applied for.  ANNE ENRIGHT

A person from Northern Ireland is naturally cautious.  SEAMUS HEANEY

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.  JAMES JOYCE

The trouble with Ireland is that it’s a country full of genius, but absolutely no talent.   HUGH LEONARD

One doesn’t have to get anywhere in a marriage. It’s not a public conveyance.  IRIS MURDOCH

Money does not make you happy, but it quiets the nerves.   SEAN O'CASEY

I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.   GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.   OSCAR WILDE

The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.   WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS


ISBN: 978 0 9955239 51
Reference/Gift Book
11 May 2017