Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
I think democracy is on the decline in the West. Ruling parties are the same: neo-liberalism at home and wars abroad.
You know, I’m just not going to get into American politics.
Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.
The greatest threat facing humanity is a radical Islamist regime meeting up with nuclear weapons.
Anthony Powell was the most European of 20th-century British novelists.
A poet ought not to pick nature’s pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.
I want to reveal in a simple way the usual – and unusual – life of the city; the corporation workman, the busmen, policemen, the civil servants, the theatres, Moore Street and also, what occupies so large a place in Dublin’s life, the literary and artistic.
As far as a nuclear weapons-free zone, you know, when the lion lies down with the lamb, and you don’t need a new lamb every day to satisfy the lion, then we might have this kind of transformation in the Middle East.
I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say: September 11th we are all Americans – in grief, as in defiance.