Irish Poet Quotes

207 Irish Poet quotes:

"Men come of age at sixty,women at fifteen."
"Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera."
"Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself."
Author: Stephens Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes Originality Quotes
"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power."
"A sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust."
"What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow."
"Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads, and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are both surrounded by enemies."
"You must be fit to give before you can be fit to receive."
"Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames."
"She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away."
"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
"The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine."
Author: Heaney Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes Irish 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."

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