Quotes by Irish authors
I do enjoy a level of intensity that I bring when I'm the Demon, but it's a mindset that takes a couple of days to get into; it's not something I can do every day.
Someone like Roman Polanski comes with a lifetime of achievement, cinematically.
You can't be in a situation where you are not happy. It's as simple as that.
Having said that, I'm a huge Jack Nicholson fan because he just goes nuts in everything he does. Having Jack in his heyday would also be a dream come true.
We don't have to eat the best food to survive: a basic diet will get us through. We wear clothes to stay warm and hide our modesty, they don't need to be the latest designer collection.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.
One of the things women poets have been engaged in - among the other things they've been doing - is revising parts of the poetic self. Re-examining notions of the authority within the poem, and of the poem.
The odd thing about 'Cripple of Inishmaan' is it's never actually been performed on the island.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
I pick up my guitar and play. Something might come, and then the pen comes out. Then an edit, until something comes out that you're actually satisfied with.
I loved 'Lord of the Rings,' growing up, so I always wanted to play a wizard with a staff.
Some people think they're depressed and they go to the doctor and want pills. And you just think: 'You hate where you live, you've lost your job, your boyfriend has dumped you, could all this be why you're depressed?'
I've never felt like I was living in anyone's shadow. My life was what it was.
The only thing to prevent what's past is to put a stop to it before it happens.
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