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Type: Novelist
Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 02/02/1882




 

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