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    Buddha has covered the walls of the great temple
    With the vegetative speed of his imagery
    —Denis Devlin (1908–1959)

    I went to a very militantly Republican grammar school and, under its influence, began to revolt against the Establishment, on the simple rule of thumb, highly satisfying to a ten-year-old, that Irish equals good, English equals bad.
    —Bernadette Devlin (b. 1947)

    Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism, not on the basis of preserving Catholic doctrine or preventing the corruption of her children, but simply to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
    —Bernadette Devlin (b. 1947)