Frank McCourt Quotes

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Frank McCourt quotes: I think I settled on the title before I ever wrote the book. I think I settled on the title before I ever wrote the book.
Frank McCourt quotes: The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice. The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice.
Frank McCourt quotes: I can't go back. The past won't go away in this family ... I can't go back. The past won't go away in this family ...
Frank McCourt quotes: Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow. Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.
Frank McCourt quotes: I am teaching. Storytelling is teaching. I am teaching. Storytelling is teaching.
Frank McCourt quotes: If you were mean to your parents, they'd give you a good belt in the gob and send you flying across the room. 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 quotes: I felt so happy I could barely stay in my skin I felt so happy I could barely stay in my skin
Frank McCourt quotes: Nobody ever told them they had a right to an opinion. Nobody ever told them they had a right to an opinion.
Frank McCourt quotes: I'm more interested in writing than in performing. I'm more interested in writing than in performing.
Frank McCourt quotes: You have to give yourself credit, not too much because that would be bragging. You have to give yourself credit, not too much because that would be bragging.
Frank McCourt quotes: That IS what journal writing is all about - showing ourselves to God. That IS what journal writing is all about - showing ourselves to God.
Frank McCourt quotes: You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace. You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.
Frank McCourt quotes: The English wouldn't give you the steam of their piss. The English wouldn't give you the steam of their piss.
Frank McCourt quotes: Bless me, Father, for I have sinned, it's been a minute since my last confession. Bless me, Father, for I have sinned, it's been a minute since my last confession.
Frank McCourt quotes: I don't give a fiddler's fart! I don't give a fiddler's fart!
Frank McCourt quotes: I don't believe in happiness anyway ... it's too much of an American pastime, this search for happiness. Just forget happiness and enjoy your misery. I don't believe in happiness anyway ... it's too much of an American pastime, this search for happiness. Just forget happiness and enjoy your misery.
Frank McCourt quotes: A job is death without dignity. A job is death without dignity.
Frank McCourt quotes: For once, mam, my bladder isn't near my eye and why isn't it? For once, mam, my bladder isn't near my eye and why isn't it?
Frank McCourt quotes: We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely. We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely.
Frank McCourt quotes: Limerick gained a reputation for piety, but we knew it was only the rain. Limerick gained a reputation for piety, but we knew it was only the rain.
Frank McCourt quotes: Where did I get the nerve to think I could handle American teenagers? Ignorance. That's where I got the nerve. Where did I get the nerve to think I could handle American teenagers? Ignorance. That's where I got the nerve.
Frank McCourt quotes: There's nothing sillier in the world than a teacher telling you don't do it after you already did it. There's nothing sillier in the world than a teacher telling you don't do it after you already did it.
Frank McCourt quotes: Stock your mind. It is your house of treasure and no one in the world can interfere with it. Stock your mind. It is your house of treasure and no one in the world can interfere with it.
Frank McCourt quotes: There's so much absurdity. Poverty is so absurd. There's so much absurdity. Poverty is so absurd.
Frank McCourt quotes: I learned the significance of my own insignificant life. I learned the significance of my own insignificant life.
Frank McCourt quotes: I am for who i was in the beginning but now is present and i exist in the future. I am for who i was in the beginning but now is present and i exist in the future.
Frank McCourt quotes: This is the situation in the public schools of America: The farther you travel from the classroom the greater your financial and professional rewards. This is the situation in the public schools of America: The farther you travel from the classroom the greater your financial and professional rewards.
Frank McCourt quotes: Keep scribbling! Something will happen. Keep scribbling! Something will happen.
Frank McCourt quotes: Your mind is a treasure house that you should stock well and it's the one part of you the world can't interfere with. Your mind is a treasure house that you should stock well and it's the one part of you the world can't interfere with.
Frank McCourt quotes: Teacher? I never dreamed I could rise so high in the world Teacher? I never dreamed I could rise so high in the world
Frank McCourt quotes: Ooh, aren't we getting solemn, and where did I leave my soapbox? Look Ooh, aren't we getting solemn, and where did I leave my soapbox? Look
Frank McCourt quotes: I'm in New York, land of the free and home of the brave, but I'm supposed to behave as if I were in Limerick at all times. I'm in New York, land of the free and home of the brave, but I'm supposed to behave as if I were in Limerick at all times.
Frank McCourt quotes: Love her as in childhoodThrough feeble, old and grey.For you'll never miss a mother's loveTill she's buried beneath the clay. 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 quotes: After a full belly all is poetry. After a full belly all is poetry.
Frank McCourt quotes: The happy childhood is hardly worth your while. The happy childhood is hardly worth your while.
Frank McCourt quotes: If you have anything to say, shut up! If you have anything to say, shut up!
Frank McCourt quotes: What are they, Dad? Cows, son. What are cows, Dad? Cows are cows, son. We What are they, Dad? Cows, son. What are cows, Dad? Cows are cows, son. We
Frank McCourt quotes: 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? 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 quotes: For many writers, the journal is their opportunity to be honest with them- selves - the greatest test of all. For many writers, the journal is their opportunity to be honest with them- selves - the greatest test of all.
Frank McCourt quotes: A mother's love is a blessingNo matter where you roam.Keep her while you have her,You'll miss her when she's gone. A mother's love is a blessing
No matter where you roam.
Keep her while you have her,
You'll miss her when she's gone.
Frank McCourt quotes: I asked my dad what afflicted meant and he said 'Sickness son, and things that don't fit. I asked my dad what afflicted meant and he said 'Sickness son, and things that don't fit.
Frank McCourt quotes: I was sick of my miserable childhood, too, the way it followed me across the Atlantic and kept nagging at me to be made public. I was sick of my miserable childhood, too, the way it followed me across the Atlantic and kept nagging at me to be made public.
Frank McCourt quotes: You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age, when you're staring into the grave. You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age, when you're staring into the grave.
Frank McCourt quotes: I am not living the American Dream; I am living the American fantasy. I am not living the American Dream; I am living the American fantasy.
Frank McCourt quotes: I just have to proceed as usual. No matter what happens, nothing helps with the writing of the next book. I just have to proceed as usual. No matter what happens, nothing helps with the writing of the next book.