I think that water is immediately interesting. It’s just, as an element, it is full of life. It is associated with origin; it is bright – it reflects you.
Malice is only another name for mediocrity.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
Women are at once the guardians and the well-spring of the world’s faith, morality, and tenderness; and if ever they are degraded to a commonplace level with men, this fine essential quality will be impaired, and their weakness will have to beg and follow where now it guides and controls.
There is nothing as dead and as damned as an important thing. The things that really matter are casual, insignificant little things.
Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry.
If you have a trust in and an expectation of your own solitude, everything that you need to know will be revealed to you.
Anyone born and bred in Northern Ireland can’t be too optimistic.
There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.
Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!