splitbeak (splitbeak) wrote,

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Love Them Batty Ol' Irish Fellers

"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are either well written or badly written." -- Oscar Wilde

"I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation." -- G.B. Shaw

"The demand that i make of my reader is that he should devote his whole life to reading my works." -- James Joyce

"There are two ways of disliking poetry. One way is to dislike it, the other way is to read Pope." -- Oscar Wilde

"I'm not very well today, I can only write prose." -- W.B. Yeats

"In literature the ambition of the novice is to aquire the literary language, the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it." -- G.B. Shaw

"This book is dedicated to any friend I have left in Ireland after its publication." -- George A. Birmingham

"They tell me my husband was one of the immortals. I'd much rather be receiving some royalties from his books than be the widow of an immortal." -- Nora Joyce

"With the single exception of Homer, there is no emminent writer not even Walter Scott, whom I despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare. It would positively be a relief to me to dig him up and throw stones at him." -- G.B. Shaw (Finally, it's not just me!)

"Anyone can make history. Only a great man can write it." -- Oscar Wilde

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