Thursday, 13 January 2011

QUOTABLE QUOTES - Dermot Healy


'Sleep is a great editor.' Dermot Healy

5 comments:

Rachel Fenton said...

Great quote. I love "The Hares On Oyster Island".
He has much the kindest face I've ever seen.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Me too, Rachel.
And, yes, he has a wonderful face.
I met him at the John McGahern School last year - we did a panel discussion together, just the two of us, on 'Amongst Women'. An interesting, deep, nice man.
RTÉ did an Arts Lives docu on him recently - it's beautiful. It's on the RTE player but not sure if that will go to NZ(?) (We can't watch BBC progs here for example. Harumph.) Worth a try? It's called The Writing in the Sky. I took the quote from it.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Nu - I'll have a try with the RTE now.

Mari G said...

Hi Nuala.
I watched "Writing in the Sky." The view of thousands of wild geese flying across the sky looking for all the world like the scratchings of a biro was magnificent. Fab quote from Dermot Healy.
I've been reading and enjoying your blog for some time and only now have cranked up the gumption to comment!
Mari G

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Mari, welcome, lovely to meet you.
I thought the documentary was lovely: gentle, beautifully shot, interesting.