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And, of course, they've always condemned dancing.
by 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

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

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

 

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

We never really had any kind of a Christmas.
This is one part where my memory fails me completely.
- Frank McCourt

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Happiness is hard to recall.
Its just a glow.
- Frank McCourt

My childhood here...
was very limited.
So it was a long, long time before I actually went out to Brooklyn.
- Frank McCourt

I'm more interested in writing than in performing.
- Frank McCourt

I think I settled on the title before I ever wrote the book.
- Frank McCourt

You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age,
when you're staring into the grave.
- Frank McCourt

The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher.
- Frank McCourt

I've been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so.
- Frank McCourt

I can't go too much into my domestic life because there
are ex-wives ready to do me in.
- 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

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 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

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

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

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

I set my own course through the ocean of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How we spend our days is of course
how we spend our lives.
- Annie Dillard

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

Stay at the center
and let all things take their course.
- Lao Tzu

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

Persevere in moving toward highly worthwhile but difficult goals.
In smaller issues, take an easier course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hold my course with focused attention
and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

And think not, you can direct the course of love;
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
- Khalil Gibran

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

I Act with Bold Courage -
Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In your brother is The Light.
See him as sinless,
and there can be no fear in you.
- A Course In Miracles

Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Seek not outside yourself.
- A Course in Miracles

Thank you, gentlemen. Someday I will repay you,
unless of course I can't find you, or if I forget.
- the movie Shrek 2

Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately.
Ring the nearest golf course.
- Groucho Marx

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work.
Of course it doesn't work.
We are supposed to work it.
- Alexander Woollcott

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until
we have been stuck, incapacitated,
or blown off course for awhile.
- David Whyte

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome.
Then, of course, you spoke.
- the movie As Good As It Gets (1997)

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Billy Graham

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
- Peter Drucker

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words,
and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
- Winston Churchill

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
- Lewis Mumford

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
- Michelangelo

I do like to shock and surprise people.
When it's all in good fun, of course.
- Ruth Warrick

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

Lighting is vital.
Without that they've got nothing.
And, of course, color and texture.
When they showed me a little piece of Finding Nemo,
I said this has got to be the biggest hit.
- Joe Grant


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