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Фрэнк Маккурт


Frank McCourt

Фотография Фрэнк Маккурт (photo Frank McCourt)

День рождения: 19.08.1931 года
Возраст: 77 лет
Место рождения: Бруклин, Нью-Йорк, США
Дата смерти: 19.07.2009 года
Место смерти: Нью-Йорк, США

Quotes of Frank McCourt

Американский писатель, лауреат Пулитцеровской премии

  • ⋅Actually, my mother and Alfie came for three weeks' Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years. I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅And, of course, they've always condemned dancing. You know, you might touch a member of the opposite sex. And you might get excited and you might do something natural. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make something out of it in the form of a book. And then I felt some kind of responsibility to my family. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅He came to the States in 1963, I think with a view to making up with my mother, but that didn't work. He came for three weeks, and drank his way all over Brooklyn. And went back... I went to his funeral in Belfast. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅I admire certain priests and nuns who go off on their own and do God's work on their own, who help in the ghettos, but as far as the institution of the church is concerned, I think it is despicable. /Frank McCourt
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  • ⋅I can't go too much into my domestic life because there are ex-wives ready to do me in. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅I had no accomplishments except surviving. But that isn't enough in the community where I came from, because everybody was doing it. So I wasn't prepared for America, where everybody is glowing with good teeth and good clothes and food. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife. That's what held me, kept me down. So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅I just have to proceed as usual. No matter what happens, nothing helps with the writing of the next book. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅I think I settled on the title before I ever wrote the book. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅I'm more interested in writing than in performing. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅I'm not one of those James Joyce intellectuals who can stand back and look at the whole edifice... It was a slow process for me to just crawl out of it, like a snake leaving his skin behind. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅I've been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅My childhood here... was very limited. So it was a long, long time before I actually went out to Brooklyn. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅There's so much absurdity. Poverty is so absurd. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅They all went into the bar business. Which was a mistake, because they began to sip at the merchandise and it set them back, set us all back. Well, them more than I. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age, when you're staring into the grave. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅You have to give yourself credit, not too much because that would be bragging. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅If you were mean to your parents, they'd give you a good belt in the gob and send you flying across the room. /Frank McCourt
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  • ⋅Love her as in childhood Through feeble, old and grey. For you’ll never miss a mother’s love Till she’s buried beneath the clay. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅There’s no use saying anything in the schoolyard because there’s always someone with an answer and there’s nothing you can do but punch them in the nose and if you were to punch everyone who has an answer you’d be punching morning noon and night. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅I say, Billy, what’s the use in playing croquet when you’re doomed? He says, Frankie, what’s the use of not playing croquet when you’re doomed? /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅It’s lovely to know that the world can’t interfere with the inside of your head. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅He says, you have to study and learn so that you can make up your own mind about history and everything else but you can’t make up an empty mind. Stock your mind, stock your mind. You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace. /Frank McCourt
  • ⋅It's not enough to be American. You always have to be something else, Irish-American, German-American, and you'd wonder how they'd get along if someone hadn't invented the hyphen /Frank McCourt
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Omalone1 16.07.2019 07:48:16
Women think that all men are equal, and this is their strength, men think all women are different - it destroys them.

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