5 Beautiful Quotes from Irish Writers

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, here are some very inspiring and meaningful quotes from prominent Irish authors.

  1. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

    — Oscar Wilde
  2. “He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music.”

    — James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  3. “Words are all we have.”

    — Samuel Beckett
  4. “Sing your song. Dance your dance. Tell your tale.”

    — Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes
  5. “There are no strangers, only friends you have not met yet.”

    — William Butler Yeats

Weren’t those simply stunning? Each of them, in some way, show that there is good in the world. And that maybe, just maybe, we can all be part of it.

Have a lucky day! ūüėČ

-Yasimone

Movies + Books: The Ultimate Dilemma

We all love movies. Who doesn’t like curling up in a movie theatre seat with a bucket of popcorn in one hand and a cup of soda in the other? We also¬†love books; there’s nothing like snuggling up on the sofa and feeling the texture of paper under your hands— which leads to ultimate dilemma: Are books¬†or films better? Hmm… let’s think about it…

Films do so much. They can bring entire worlds to life, turn our favourite characters into actual people. The feeling of being captivated by the story playing on the screen is like no other. They have the power to make us cheer, or cry, or nervously sit on the edge of our seats, waiting to see how things will unfold. Movies can make us see a lot of things, and for that I am thankful.

Books, on the other hand, are equally influential. They let you be a part of the story, not merely observe it. When you read, you can be a whole new person in another world, forget your own troubles, and read like nothing else exists. Books have the same power as movies¬†to make you experience¬†heart break, or laugh, or think. And another great part about books? Books can be a physical object that offers a real¬†emotional connection— I mean, it’s rather difficult to be attached to a DVD, isn’t it? ūüėČ

It’s a very¬†hard decision…¬†I think I’d like to stay happily undecided. (Well, I might be leaning just a smidge more toward books!) ūüėõ

-Yasimone