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I was never any good at cricket thought I love it as a,
by Thomas Keneally

I was never any good at cricket thought I love it as a,
as a sort of mystery.
- Thomas Keneally

And so um, I knew that I really didn't want to be a
priest and didn't want to be a celibate,
though I could probably manage it.
Um, and um, ultimately I left.
- Thomas Keneally

I must apologise because I know all writers have memories
of being on the outer because it's the children on
the side of the playground who become the dangerous writers.
- Thomas Keneally

And I think my sexuality was heavily repressed by the church,
by the, you know, the design of the mortal sins.
- Thomas Keneally

 

And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen,
to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.
- Thomas Keneally

And I definitely wanted to be a writer,
but I felt a duty now, having used up those educational resources,
I felt a duty to the church and my parents to become a priest.
- Thomas Keneally

And I was very interested in the priesthood.
- Thomas Keneally

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In a way Australia is like Catholicism.
The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque.
But you always come back.
- Thomas Keneally

But I was also a brat.
I used to belong to a gang that went looking for fights with other gangs.
- Thomas Keneally

I thought I'd definitely be a writer,
whatever I did.
- Thomas Keneally

Thomas was my true name but everyone knew me as Mick,
except my mother, who knew me as definitely Michael.
- Thomas Keneally

And I found both literature and the church very dramatic
presences in the world of the 1950s.
- Thomas Keneally

Um, what I found though about the Christian Brothers is this:
that they were certainly muscular.
- Thomas Keneally

But in practice Australia - the pluralism of Australia -
sorry the sectarianism to an extent stopped at the
time you took your uniform off after coming home from school.
- Thomas Keneally

So I was very close to ordination.
I was delighted to be ordained a deacon,
which is the last step between, before becoming a priest.
But then it all fell apart.
- Thomas Keneally

So I remember both medicine, because I frequently sick,
particularly with asthma for which there was no proper treatment then,
and in religion I had a strong sense of there being a patriarchy.
- Thomas Keneally

And I liked pluralist Australia.
I got a taste for pluralist Australia.
I like, I like Australians and I can't believe that
they're going to go to hell because they tell a good dirty joke,
you know.
- Thomas Keneally

You know, so I was a weird eccentric kid but I did
believe in the power of the word and of the word being made flesh I suppose,
which again I suppose came from my temperament as well as my upbringing.
- Thomas Keneally

Australia integrated the - brought on the ships and
unleashed in the society the dogs of sectarianism,
which had existed in other places - in Glasgow,
in Liverpool and of course in Ireland,
north and south.
- Thomas Keneally

My brother arrived some months after my father left.
Um, and he ah, was thus eight years younger than me and it was um,
you know, it was such a time that my mother probably
had people wondering was it his.
- Thomas Keneally

So nonetheless given the importance that was placed on sport in Australia,
I wanted to be part of that scene, particularly since
I had felt very strongly in my early schooling being
marginalised even in the Catholic school.
- Thomas Keneally

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Vince Lombardi

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet"
deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

Never, never, never give up.
- Winston Churchill

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.
- Billy Graham

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous


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