Seamus Heaney Quotes


15 Seamus Heaney quotes:



"Without needing to be theoretically instructed, consciousness quickly realizes that it is the site of variously contending discourses."
"It is difficult at times to repress the thought that history is about as instructive as an abattoir; that Tacitus was right and that peace is merely the desolation left behind after the decisive operations of merciless power."
Author: Heaney Quotes Category: History Quotes
"I may have grown more attentive to the news and more alive to the world history and world-sorrow behind it."
Author: Heaney Quotes Category: History Quotes
"As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note."
Author: Heaney Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes
"Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained."
Author: Heaney Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes
"But that citizen's perception was also at one with the truth in recognizing that the very brutality of the means by which the IRA were pursuing change was destructive of the trust upon which new possibilities would have to be based."
Author: Heaney Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes Perception Quotes
"In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself."
"When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm, I little thought that I would ever visit it, never mind end up being welcomed to it as a guest of the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Foundation."
Author: Heaney Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes
"Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again."
Author: Heaney Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes
"I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible."
"Then as the years went on and my listening became more deliberate, I would climb up on an arm of our big sofa to get my ear closer to the wireless speaker."
"There is risk and truth to yourselves and the world before you."
"Manifesting that order of poetry where we can at last grow up to that which we stored up as we grew."
Author: Heaney Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes
"The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine."
Author: Heaney Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes Irish Quotes
"We want the surprise to be transitive like the impatient thump which unexpectedly restores the picture to the television set, or the electric shock which sets the fibrillating heart back to its proper rhythm."
Author: Heaney Quotes Category: Television Quotes



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