A selection of quotes – some poignant, some hilarious – from Ireland and Irish America. “The brilliant thing about Edna is that she was never embittered by the terrible experience she had of being rejected, of being castigated and spoken down to from the pulpit. She was always somebody with this extraordinary dignity about her, and that was really attractive, and she remains … [Read more...] about Quote Unquote
Malachy McCourt at 80: his wit and wisdom
“Do I contradict myself?” Walt Whitman famously asked. “I contain multitudes!”
Malachy McCourt might say the same about himself. Arriving in America in 1952 from County Limerick at age 20 with $4.00 in his pocket, he was soon drafted into the United States Air Force and served time in Germany. Returning to the United States, he … [Read more...] about What Are You Like?