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I had the taste of the alcohol since I was 11. It allowed me to be clever, charming and to behave outrageously. Acting also allowed me not to be me. So I could indulge every fantasy in this paradise of America.
I lost a lot of friends at the hands of the British Army. The person who actually introduced me to my wife, Colm Keenan, was murdered by the British Army. He was a member of the IRA, but he was unarmed.
The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.
Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy.
All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.
The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren't as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young.
Black And White
The general knowledge of time on the island depends, curiously enough, on the direction of the wind.
John Millington Synge
Be kind, don't judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation.
Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.
My life changed completely. It's crazy now. It's kind of gone from striving and wondering and being confused and being lost to just feeling like the most blessed person in the world - just happy to wake up every day, happy to get on a plane every time. Just couldn't be happier with life, really.
There's no point in getting too worried about things, because life is too short.
Life Is Too Short
We're entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.
We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell.
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
I've never seen a moon in the sky that, if it didn't take my breath away, at least misplaced it for a moment.
Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself, and your class will be cut off from humanity as the surgeon cuts the cancer and alien growth from the body.
I was a skeleton compared to what I used to be, but it didn't matter. Nothing really mattered except remaining unbroken.
I'm not afraid of chaos and I'm happy talking to strangers. I really love not knowing where I'm going.
It was among farmers and potato diggers and old men in workhouses and beggars at my own door that I found what was beyond these and yet farther beyond that drawingroom poet of my childhood in the expression of love, and grief, and the pain of parting, that are the disclosure of the individual soul.
There is stardust in your veins. We are literally, ultimately children of the stars.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
I can't help feeling that I am not a very important person, and being treated like one gives me strange feelings.
Life is difficult for everyone; everyone has bad days. Everyone has trouble in their life, because it doesn't matter how rich you are: Sickness and trouble and worry and love, these things will mess with you at every level of life.
We all belong to an ancient identity. Stories are the rivers that take us there.
I'm the most gregarious of men and love good company, but never less alone when alone.
In my life, I have made the occasional catastrophic choice, and it's just a case of moving on and learning from it.
I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.
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