Quotations From J.M. (JOHN MILLINGTON) SYNGE


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  • In a good play every speech should be as fully flavoured as a nut or apple.
    J.M. (John Millington) Synge (1871-1909), Irish poet, dramatist. The Playboy of the Western World, introduction (1907).
  • I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen.
    J.M. (John Millington) Synge (1871-1909), Irish poet, dramatist. Quoted in "Notebook 16," vol. 1, introduction, The Collected Works of J.M. Synge (1962).
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