It's a big con job. We have sold the myth of Dublin as a sexy place incredibly well; because it is a dreary little dump most of the time.
I do enjoy Gothic fiction or books about zombies if they are well written and I like vampires.
Some of the people who look the most normal are probably the maddest people trying to look normal.
I'm going to sound like an old man but at my age, it's lovely doing something that you've never done before.
Schools don't really allow failure and yet it's a valid part of any endeavour, not just writing.
If you are a writer you're at home, which means you're out of touch. You have to make excuses to get out there and look at how the world is changing.
Good ideas are often murdered by better ones.
I see people in terms of dialogue and I believe that people are their talk.
I've been asked why does Ireland produce so many great musicians, and the answer is it doesn't. When you count the great musicians Ireland has given the world in the last 20 years, you can do it on one hand.
When you grow up on an island, what matters is how you stand to the sea.
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