"I'm not on the run from anything and I'm not at all clear about what I'm running towards. But as some great writer put it, I want to be certain that when I arrive at death, I'm totally exhausted."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Fiona Shaw on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Fiona Shaw on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Fiona Shaw on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Fiona Shaw on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Fiona Shaw on Helen Keller
"To be honest I live among the English and have always found them to be very honest in their business dealings. They are noble, hard-working and anxious to do the right thing. But joy eludes them, they lack the joy that the Irish have."
"Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy."
"There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true."
"I think America becomes more disgruntled by going to the movies and having an endlessly good time at them."
"People who are good at film have a relationship with the camera."