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Mistakes are the portals of discovery.


I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality.


Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.


I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.


A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.


There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.


The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. 


The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.


A nation is the same people living in the same place.


When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.


Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.


Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.


Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.


Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.


Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.


Men are governed by lines of intellect – women: by curves of emotion.


The men that is now is only all palaver and what they can get out of you.


No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination. I fear those big words which make us so unhappy. Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.


Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.


A corpse is meat gone bad. Well and what’s cheese? Corpse of milk.


Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.


Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.


Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.


God spoke to you by so many voices but you would not hear.

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