Irish Writers

James Joyce

“You made me confess the fears that I have. But I will tell you also what I do not fear. I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave. And I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a lifelong mistake and perhaps as long as eternity too.”

James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Samuel Beckett

“Estragon: We always find something, eh Didi, to give us the impression we exist?

Vladimir: Yes, yes, we’re magicians.”

Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

W.B. Yeats

“We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.”
W.B. Yeats, The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore