James Stephens Quotes

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James Stephens Quotes

The duty of a lyrical poet is not to express or explain, it is to intensify life.
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What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow

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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.

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In truth we do not go to Faery, we become Fairy, and in the beating of a pulse we may live for a year or a thousand years.

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But outside of the North of Ireland there is no religious question, and in the North it is fundamentally more political than religious.

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A sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust.

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Chaos is the first condition. Order is the first law. Continuity is the first reflection. Quietude is the first happiness.

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To ask questions can become the laziest and wobbliest occupation of a mind, but when you must yourself answer the problem that you have posed, you will meditate your question with care and frame it with precision.

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You must be fit to give before you can be fit to receive.

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To understand the theory which underlies all things is not sufficient. Theory is but the preparation for practice.

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The mysteries of death and birth occupy women far more than is the case with men, to whom political and mercantile speculations are more congenial.

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By having much, you are fitted to have more.

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I would think Until I found Something I can never find; - Something Lying On the ground, In the bottom Of my mind.

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Is it not possible that the ultimate end is gaiety and music and a dance of joy?

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Can a spear divine the Eternal Will?

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The duty of a lyrical poet is not to express or explain, it is to intensify life.

— James Stephens

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