"a quarter after what an unearthly hour I suppose theyre just getting up in China now" (U18.1540)
"combing out their pigtails for the day well soon have the nuns ringing the angelus theyve nobody coming in to spoil their sleep except an odd priest or two for his night officef" (U18.1541)
"or the alarmclock next door at cockshout clattering the brains out of itself" (U18.1543)
"let me see if I can doze off 1 2 3 4 5 what kind of flowers are those they invented like the stars the wallpaper in Lombard street was much nicer" (U18.1544)
"the apron he gave me was like that something only I only wore it twice better lower this lamp and try again so as I can get up early" (U18.1546)
"Ill go to Lambes there beside Findlaters and get them to send us some flowers to put about the place in case he brings him home tomorrow today I mean no no Fridays an unlucky day" (U18.1548)
"first I want to do the place up someway the dust grows in it I think while Im asleep then we can have music and cigarettes I can accompany him first I must clean the keys of the piano with milk" (U18.1550)
"whatll I wear shall I wear a white rose" (U18.1553)
"or those fairy cakes in Liptons I love the smell of a rich big shop at 7½d a lb or the other ones with the cherries in them and the pinky sugar 11d a couple of lbs of those a nice plant for the middle of the table Id get that cheaper in wait wheres this I saw them not long ago" (U18.1554)
"I love flowers Id love to have the whole place swimming in roses" (U18.1557)
"God of heaven theres nothing like nature the wild mountains" (U18.1558)
"then the sea and the waves rushing" (U18.1559)
"then the beautiful country with the fields of oats and wheat and all kinds of things" (U18.1559)
"and all the fine cattle going about that would do your heart good to see rivers and lakes and flowers all sorts of shapes and smells and colours springing up even out of the ditches primroses and violets nature it is as for them saying theres no God I wouldnt give a snap of my two fingers for all their learning" (U18.1561)
"why dont they go and create something I often asked him atheists or whatever they call themselves go and wash the cobbles off themselves first then they go howling for the priest and they dying and why why because theyre afraid of hell on account of their bad conscience ah yes I know them well who was the first person in the universe before there was anybody that made it all who ah that they dont know neither do I so there you are " (U18.1565)
"they might as well try to stop the sun from rising tomorrow the sun shines for you he said the day we were lying among the rhododendrons on Howth head in the grey tweed suit and his straw hat the day I got him to propose to me yes" (U18.1571)