No one who has any self-respect stays in Ireland, but flees afar as though from a country that has undergone the visitation of an angered Jove.
(James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. From a public lecture delivered at the Universita Popolare, an adult education center in Trieste in 1907. "Ireland, Island of Saints and Sages," The Critical Writings, eds. Richard Ellmann and Ellsworth Mason, Viking (1959).)