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.
I was in my mid-teens when someone gave me a copy of ‘Pears Encyclopaedia of Myth and Legends’ as a birthday present. It sat on my shelves for many months before I looked at it. When I did, I couldn’t stop reading it.
My level of intervention in the press, trying to control stories, is zero. Subzero.
Worm or beetle – drought or tempest – on a farmer’s land may fall, Each is loaded full o’ ruin, but a mortgage beats ’em all.
In some ways, the ’60s were a reaction to the ’50s and the intensity of the Cold War.
The genealogy of fictional characters can become an obsession, like train-spotting, and should be firmly resisted.
Israel has, enjoys bipartisan support – both Democrats and Republicans – and we extend bipartisan hospitality to both Democrats and Republicans.
What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true.