HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

March 17, 2008
Wisdom from Polonius

Ireland


Elizabeth Bowen

Ireland is a great country to die or be married in.

Sport and death are the two great socializing factors in Ireland ...


James Joyce

Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.

Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.


Horace Sutton

Ireland’s ruins are historic emotions surrendered to time.


Sydney Smith

The moment the very name of Ireland is mentioned, the English seem to bid adieu to common feeling, common prudence, and common sense, and to act with the barbarity of tyrants, and the fatuity of idiots.


Bernadette Devlin

One American said that the most interesting thing about Holy Ireland was that its people hate each other in the name of Jesus Christ. And they do!


Charles Haughey

Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible.


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