Patrick Kavanagh — Irish Poet born on October 21, 1904, died on November 30, 1967

Patrick Kavanagh was an Irish poet and novelist. His best-known works include the novel Tarry Flynn, and the poems "On Raglan Road" and "The Great Hunger". He is known for his accounts of Irish life through reference to the everyday and commonplace... (wikipedia)

Malice is only another name for mediocrity.
Wine and women do not go with song. Alcohol is the worst enemy of the imagination.
A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men.
What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true.
The keynote of simple folk is bad manners, familiarity. They intrude on one's private soul.