In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself.
What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow.
From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God.
Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw.
Any fool can wash himself, but every wise man knows that it is an unnecessary labour, for nature will quickly reduce him to a natural and healthy dirtiness again.
The general knowledge of time on the island depends, curiously enough, on the direction of the wind.
That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man.
The day I entered St Columb’s College, my parents bought me a Conway Stewart pen. It was a special afternoon, of course. We were going to be parting that evening; they were aware of it, I was aware of it, nothing much was said about it.
It gave me a moment of exquisite satisfaction to find myself moving away from civilisation in this rude canvas canoe of a model that has served primitive races since men first went to sea.
I have much to say why my reputation should be rescued from the load of false accusation and calumny which has been heaped upon it.