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Susan Mitchell

  • [On writer George Moore:] ... I grew curious about Moore. Yet when at the rehearsal of 'Countess Cathleen' in some dark by-way of London, I was told he was present, I cannot recall any form, only an irritation in the dusty atmosphere.

  • ... in my skimmings over fiction I cannot recall any writer so continuously implicated in his own work as George Moore.

  • There is blood in Mr. Ervine's 'Carson'; he knows nothing about Sir Edward Carson, of course, but his teeth are firmly fixed in the calf of someone's leg, all the time, and he draws blood without a doubt.

  • We in Ireland are gifted beyond most peoples with a talent for acting, and in Dublin especially, while scorning culture, which indeed we have not got, we are possessed of a most futile and diverting cleverness.

  • Ireland regards sex, when she regards it at all, with an entirely primitive and practical eye.

  • There has been no lack of courage in Ireland; there never is, but even our courage has a fatal quality.

Susan Mitchell, Irish writer, poet

(1866 - 1926)

Full name: Susan Langstaff Mitchell.