17 Of The Most Beautiful Quotes From Irish Writers

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these 17 wonderful Irish quotations.

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1. « Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. »
–Oscar Wilde, « The Critic as Artist »

2. « He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music. »
–James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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4. « Love . . . is like nature, but in reverse; first it fruits, then it flowers, then it seems to wither, then it goes deep, deep down into its burrow, where no one sees it, where it is lost from sight, and ultimately people die with that secret buried inside their souls. »
–Edna O'Brien, Lantern Slides: Short Stories

5. « But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. »
–William Butler Yeats, « He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven »

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