Dermot Healy Quotes


When I was 14 or 15 our teacher introduced us to Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities.' It was just for entertainment - we read it aloud - and all of a sudden it became a treasure.

There isn't any distinction between a reader and a writer - reading is so much a part of it.

Truth is the lie you once told returning to haunt you

I write mostly in my office in the shed outside at home but it can get very cold. I write best on the train among people. As a writer you spend so much time away from people.