Bernadette Devlin Quotes

 

I got quite bored, serving in the bar. Since I was there, the customers wouldn’t talk about women, and with half their subject matter denied them, it was: horses, silence; horses, silence.

— Bernadette Devlin

It wasn’t long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament.

— Bernadette Devlin

To gain what is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.

— Bernadette Devlin

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.

— Bernadette Devlin

One American said that the most interesting thing about Holy Ireland was that its people hate each other in the name of Jesus Christ. And they do!

— Bernadette Devlin

My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament: it is to get something done.

— Bernadette Devlin

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… to ward off threats to her own security and influence.

— Bernadette Devlin

Basically, I have no place in organized politics. By coming to the British Parliament, I’ve allowed the people to sacrifice me at the top and let go the more effective job I should be doing at the bottom.

— Bernadette Devlin

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