The sentences I write have their roots in song and poetry, and take their bearings from music and painting, as much as from the need to impart mere information, or mirror anything. I am not a realist writer, even if I seem like one.BrainyQuote. 2020. 60 Colm Toibin Quotes – Inspirational Quotes At Brainyquote. [online] Available at: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/colm-toibin-quotes [Accessed 30 May 2020].