John Millington Synge
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
In Ireland, for a few years more, we have a popular imagination that is fiery and magnificent, and tender; so that those of us who wish to write start with a chance that is not given to writers in places where the springtime of the local life has been forgotten, and the harvest is a memory only, and the straw has been turned into bricks.
John Millington Synge, Irish playwright, The Playboy of the Western World, 1907
Posted on March 17, 2004 at 3:24 PM