Haines detached from his underlip some fibres of tobacco before he spoke.
"- I can quite understand that, he said calmly. An Irishman must think like that, I daresay. We feel in England that we have treated you rather unfairly. It seems history is to blame." (1.306-307)
"- I knew you couldn't," he said joyously. "But one day you must feel it. We are a generous people but we must also be just."
"- I fear those big words," Stephen said, "which make us so unhappy." (2.121-122)
"A woman brought sin into the world. For a woman who was no better than she should be, Helen, the runaway wife of Menelaus, ten years the Greeks made war on Troy. A faithless wife first brought the strangers to our shore here, MacMurrough's wife and her leman O'Rourke, prince of Breffni. A woman too brought Parnell low. Many errors, many failures but not the one sin. I am a struggler now at the end of my days. But I will fight for the right till the end." (2.167)