There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
Nations have their ego, just like individuals.
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
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.
No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.
A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.
Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk.
I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.
Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.
Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honoured by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.
Love between man and man is impossible because there must not be sexual intercourse and friendship between man and woman is impossible because there must be sexual intercourse.
He found in the world without as actual what was in his world within as possible.