St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, which of course means it is time to celebrate rainbows, leprechauns, and everything Irish.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day coming up and to keep reading from diverse authors, today’s Quote Me Thursday features quotes from Irish authors.
Oscar Wilde will always have my heart. My favorite Oscar Wilde Quote (right now) is:
“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
If you can’t get enough Oscar Wilde, make sure to check out my list of 50 of the best Oscar Wilde quotes.
Known for his children’s Chronicles of Narnia series, C.S. Lewis is one of the most famous writers of all time.
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
I haven’t read any of Elizabeth Bowen’s books, but from the description of her works, I need to fix that ASAP. Elizabeth was an Irish writer during the 1930s through the 1970s. Elizabeth is best known for her novel “The Last September.”
“No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.”
Kate was an Irish author best known for her book, “The Land of Spices.” She wrote between 1900 and the 1970s and was awarded the 1931 James Tait Black Prize.
“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.”
James Joyce is another one of the most famous authors of all time. I never really cared for his writing style (heavily influenced by the fact that he was the favorite author of my creative writing professor in college, who I hated.), but there is no denying that he was quite talented (except I can’t get behind the idea that Ulysses is a good book. But maybe I just don’t understand it).
“Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives.”
Did you know that Dracula was created by an Irish author? I didn’t. Bram Stoker is, of course, best known for Dracula, but he also wrote The Lady of the Shroud, The Lair of the White Worm, and other stories.
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
William Trevor is best-known for his short stories. According to Wikipedia, he is considered one of the best modern short story writers.
“I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realized since that you can’t write unless you read.”
Clare Boylan wrote many short stories, articles, and novels. She is, perhaps, best known for her books “Holy Pictures” and “Emma Brown.” Clare was one of the first successful feminist women in the journalism industry, and apparently, really loved cats.
“She is insolently grown-up for her size. I suspect the influence of unsupervised reading.”
Éilís Ní Dhuibhne (AKA Eilis Almquist and Elizabeth O’Hara)
The coolest thing about Ellis, is that she writes in Irish as well as English. She writes novels, short stories, children’s books, and I guess whatever else catches her fancy. One of her most popular works is “The Bray House.”
“I have always loved the word “story”, as one loves certain words more than others: the promising bite of the “st”, the generosity of the big vowel, “o”, and then the lovely roll of the closing “r.” Every child loves the word “story”, don’t they?”
Tana French is a writer and actress. She is best known for her first book “In the Woods,” which is a psychological mystery.
“Women blow my mind. The stuff that routinely gets done to them would make most men curl up and die, but women turn to steel and keep on coming.”
Who is your favorite Irish author?
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