Top quotes from Irish writers

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George Bernard Shaw quote. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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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.
James Joyce
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Brendan Behan quote. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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The first time I read an excellent book,
It is to me just as if I had gained a new friend.
When I read a book over I have perused before,
It resembles the meeting with an old one.
Oliver Goldsmith
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Oscar Wilde quote. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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We’re nothing if we’re not loved.
When you meet somebody who is more important to you than yourself,
That has to be the most important thing in life, really.
Maeve Binchy
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Edmund Burke quote. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times. In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have.
John O’Donohue
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Jonathan Swift quote. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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All I ask is the chance to prove
That money can’t make me happy.
Spike Milligan
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We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
CS Lewis
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Frank McCourt quote. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate
Those that I guard I do not love.
WB Yeats
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