Quotation Explorer - 'Seamus Heaney'

Sink every impulse like a bolt. Secure The bastion of sensation. Do not waver Into language. Do not waver in it. - Seamus Heaney
All I know is a door into the dark - Seamus Heaney
More than loud acclaim, I loveBooks, silence, thought, my alcove.Pangur BánPoem by Anon Irish Monk, Translated by - Seamus Heaney
words...To lure the tribal shoals to epigram / And order. - Seamus Heaney
The way we are living,timorous or bold,will have been our life. - Seamus Heaney
He sits, strong and blunt as a Celtic cross, Clearly used to silence and an armchair: Tonight the wife and children will be quiet At slammed door and smoker's cough in the hall. - Seamus Heaney
History says, Don’t hopeOn this side of the grave,But then, once in a lifetimeThe longed-for tidal waveOf justice can rise up,And hope and history rhyme - Seamus Heaney
I can't think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people's understanding of what's going on in the world. - Seamus Heaney
There is risk and truth to yourselves and the world before you. - Seamus Heaney
I suppose I'm saying that defiance is actually part of the lyric job - Seamus Heaney
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