Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Words in the Week: Irish authors speak

William Butler Yeats

"Happiness is neither virtue nor this thing or that but simply growth, we are happy when we are growing."

"I being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams."

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

James Joyce

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."

"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today.  I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day."

"Think you're escaping and run into yourself.  Longest way round is the shortest way home."

Bram Stoker

"A house cannont be made habitable in a day; and after all, how few days go to make up a century."

"No man knows 'till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.

"How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams."

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