On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.
I do think culture is an argument, and that was part of the way I was brought up. People at a social occasion in Ireland will start shouting and arguing. When the Yeats family lived in Bedford Park, they had to go round to the neighbours to say, ‘You might think we are fighting, but this is the way we talk to each other.’
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain, Like other farmers, flourish and complain.
All my life, I have loved balloons – all balloons – the heavy English sort, immense and round, that have to be pushed about, and the gay, light, gas-filled French ones that soar into the air the moment you let go of them.
We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.
When my first novel was published, I went in great excitement round bookshops in central London to see if they had stocked it.
The important thing for me was that the World Cup should travel round the world.
Every one soon or late comes round by Rome.
Circle are praised, not that abound, In largeness, but the exactly round.