There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.
They're cheering a young lad, the champion playboy of the Western World.
In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple.
What is the price of a thousand horses against a son where there is one son only?
I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen.
The general knowledge of time on the island depends, curiously enough, on the direction of the wind.
A translation is no translation, he said, unless it will give you the music of a poem along with the words of it.
It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.
Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung and liver, in her guts a galling give her.
Foreign languages are another favourite topic, and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms.