"There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting."
"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English."John Millington Synge on Winston Churchill
"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."John Millington Synge on William Butler Yeats
"Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it."John Millington Synge on Pope John Paul II
"If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks."John Millington Synge on Brendan Behan
"Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me."John Millington Synge on Colin Farrell
"Every article on these islands has an almost personal character, which gives this simple life, where all art is unknown, something of the artistic beauty of medieval life."
"The general knowledge of time on the island depends, curiously enough, on the direction of the wind."
"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."