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    What the Danes left in Ireland were hens and weasels. And when the cock crows in the morning, the country people will always say 'It is for Denmark they are crowing. Crowing they are to be back in Denmark.'
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: people 
     
    Thomas Davis was a great man where poetry is concerned, and a better than Thomas Moore. All over Ireland his poetry is, and he would have done other things but that he died young.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: men  young  poetry 
     
    Our curses on them that boil the eggs too hard! What use is an egg that is hard to any person on earth?
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: people 
     
    The first play I wrote was called 'Twenty-five.' It was played by our company in Dublin and London, and was adapted and translated into Irish and played in America.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: america  company 
     
    From the sons of Ith, the first of the Gael to get his death in Ireland, there came in the after time Fathadh Canaan, that got the sway over the whole world from the rising to the setting sun, and that took hostages of the streams and the birds and the languages.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: death  time  world  language  son 
     
    It is not always them that has the most that makes the most show.
    — Lady Gregory
    If the past year were offered me again, And choice of good and ill before me set Would I accept the pleasure with the pain Or dare to wish that we had never met?
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: pain  past  choice  pleasure  wishes  year 
     
    Every day in the year there comes some malice into the world, and where it comes from is no good place.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: world  year 
     
    It takes madness to find out madness.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: madness 
     
    It's a grand thing to be able to take your money in your hand and to think no more of it when it slips away from you than you would a trout that would slip back into the stream.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: money 
     
    It was at Inver Slane, to the north of Leinster, the sons of Gaedhal of the Shining Armour, the Very Gentle, that were called afterwards the Sons of the Gael, made their first attempt to land in Ireland to avenge Ith, one of their race that had come there one time and had met with his death.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: death  time  son  race 
     
    In the whole course of our work at the theatre we have been, I may say, drenched with advice by friendly people who for years gave us the reasons why we did not succeed... All their advice, or at least some of it, might have been good if we had wanted to make money, to make a common place of amusement.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: people  work  advice  money  year  amusement 
     
    The time the moon is going back, the blood that is in a person does be weakening, but when the moon is strong, the blood that moves strong in the same way. And it to be at the full, it drags the wits along with it, the same as it drags the tide.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: time  people  strong  moon  blood 
     
    Every trick is an old one, but with a change of players, a change of dress, it comes out as new as before.
    — Lady Gregory
    The way most people fail is in not keeping up the heart.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: people  heart  fail 
     
    It was among farmers and potato diggers and old men in workhouses and beggars at my own door that I found what was beyond these and yet farther beyond that drawingroom poet of my childhood in the expression of love, and grief, and the pain of parting, that are the disclosure of the individual soul.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: men  pain  grief  soul  poet  childhood 
     
    It's best make changes little by little, the same as you'd put clothes upon a growing child.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: children  child 
     
    We would not give up our own country - Ireland - if we were to get the whole world as an estate, and the Country of the Young along with it.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: world  young 
     
    It is better to be tied to any thorny bush than to be with a cross man.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: men 
     
    There is many a man without learning will get the better of a college-bred man, and will have better words, too.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: men  learning 
     
    Once in my childhood I had been eager to learn Irish; I thought to get leave to take lessons from an old Scripture-reader who spent a part of his time in the parish of Killinane, teaching such scholars as he could find to read their own language in the hope that they might turn to the only book then being printed in Irish, the Bible.
    — Lady Gregory
    It was on the first day of Beltaine, that is called now May Day, the Tuatha de Danaan came, and it was to the north-west of Connacht they landed. But the Firbolgs, the Men of the Bag, that were in Ireland before them, and that had come from the South, saw nothing but a mist, and it lying on the hills.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: men  lying 
     
    There is lasting kindness in Heaven when no kindness is found upon earth.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: kindness  earth  heaven 
     
    There is no sin coveting things are of no great use or profit, but would show out good and have some grandeur around them.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: sin 
     
    It is what the poets of Ireland used to be saying, that every brave man, good at fighting, and every man that could do great deeds and not be making much talk about them, was of the Sons of the Gael; and that every skilled man that had music and that did enchantments secretly, was of the Tuatha de Danaan.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: men  saying  fighting  music  poet  son 
     
    Ah, I am thinking people put more in their prayers than was ever put in them by God.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: people  god  prayer  thinking 
     
    What are prophecies? Don't we hear them every day of the week? And if one comes true there may be seven blind and come to nothing.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: true 
     
    In my childhood there was every year at my old home, Roxborough, or, as it is called in Irish, Cregroostha, a great sheep-shearing that lasted many days. On the last evening there was always a dance for the shearers and their helpers, and two pipers used to sit on chairs placed on a corn-bin to make music for the dance.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: music  dance  childhood  year 
     
    I don't know in the world why anyone would consent to be a king, and never to be left to himself, but to be worried and wearied and interfered with from dark to daybreak and from morning to the fall of night.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: world  dark  night 
     
    I was told in many places of Osgar's bravery and Goll's strength and Conan's bitter tongue, and the arguments of Oisin and Patrick. And I have often been given the story of Oisin's journey to Tir-nan-Og, the Country of the Young, that is, as I am told, a fine place and everything that is good is in it.
    — Lady Gregory
    I hold that the beginning of modern Irish drama was in the winter of 1898, at a school feast at Coole, when Douglas Hyde and Miss Norma Borthwick acted in Irish in a Punch and Judy show; and the delighted children went back to tell their parents what grand curses 'An Craoibhin' had put on the baby and the policeman.
    — Lady Gregory
    Queen Victoria was loyal and true to the Pope; that is what I was told, and so is Edward the Seventh loyal and true, but he has got something contrary in his body.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: true  body 
     
    Many a poor soul has had to suffer from the weight of the debts on him, finding no rest or peace after death.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: death  peace  soul  poor 
     
    There's more learning than is taught in books.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: learning  book 
     
    Everything that is bad, the falling sickness - God save the mark - or the like, should be at its worst at the full moon. I suppose because it is the leader of the stars.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: star  bad  moon  god  leader 
     
    Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: saying  birth  punishment 
     
    I'll take no charity! What I get I'll earn by taking it. I would feel no pleasure it being given to me, any more than a huntsman would take pleasure being made a present of a dead fox, in place of getting a run across country after it.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: present  pleasure 
     
    It is the old battle, between those who use a toothbrush and those who don't.
    — Lady Gregory
    tags: battle 
     
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