I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
Women ought to be fully guarded by law in all rights of property, labor, profession, etc.; but, roughly stated, the voting population ought to represent the fighting population.
I think ideas should be flying about and banging into each other. It is a kind of energy. If you occupy static positions, then things sort of ossify.
The souls you have got cast upon the screen of publicity appear like the horrid and writhing creatures enlarged from the insect world, and revealed to us by the cinematograph.
But was there ever dog that praised his fleas?
Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother’s womb a fanatic heart.
One of the best descriptions of the type of writer I am was given by Tom Paulin, who described himself as a ‘binge’ writer – like a binge drinker. I go on binges.
We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see.
Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away.
Publicity’s a cancer. It eats out a man – till there’s nothing but a shell left.