Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Frank McCourt Quotes and Sayings

I hope you find great value in these Quotes by Frank McCourt from my large collection of motivational and inspirational quotes and sayings.

The sky is the limit.
You never have the same experience twice.
- Frank McCourt

Related topics: Experience

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

The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher.
- 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 can't go too much into my domestic life because there
are ex-wives ready to do me in.
- Frank McCourt

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

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

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


Happiness is hard to recall.
Its just a glow.
- 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've been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so.
- 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

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

There's so much absurdity.
Poverty is so absurd.
- 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

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 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

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'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 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

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing PHOTO

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
- Rumi

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Within my mind, the sun always shines,
and the sky is always blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

The way is not in the sky.
The way is in the heart.
- The Buddha

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

May You Always Be Connected With Earth and Sky -
Drawing Energy From Both.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

We try to realize the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit,
whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars,
and at the same time irradiates our mind.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower.
Dream your dream to the sky
and it will bring you your beloved.
- Khalil Gibran

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe in God, but not as one thing,
not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God
is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha
and all the rest said was right.
It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
- John Lennon

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place:
from the sky,
from the earth, from a scrap of paper,
from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
- Pablo Picasso

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

I've told my children that when I die,
to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated.
For me, death is a graduation.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky,
are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
- Christopher Morley

A tree against the sky possesses the same interest,
the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.
- Georges Rouault

Put a bird cage near the window so that the bird can
see the sky? It's much better to look than not to,
even if it hurts.
- Klaus Kinski

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself,
though in another dress, And as the evening twilight
fades away The sky is filled with stars,
invisible by day.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the
ocean and as high as the sky.
- Sonia Gandhi

Our passionate preoccupation with the sky,
the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse.
We are drawn back to where we came from.
- Eric Hoffer

The graceful Georgian streets and squares,
a series of steel engravings under a wet sky.
- Shana Alexander

You can't put your feet on the ground until you've touched the sky.
- Paul Auster

No sight that human eyes can look upon is more provocative
of awe than is the night sky scattered thick with stars.
- Llewelyn Powys

You marvel at the economy and this choice of words.
How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath,
what can you say?
- Toni Morrison

Jocelyn Bell joined the project as a graduate student in 1965,
helping as a member of the construction team and then
analysing the paper charts of the sky survey.
- Antony Hewish

How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom,
and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking
up to the clear blue sky.
- E. T. A. Hoffmann

Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman

I'm an introvert...
I love being by myself, love being outdoors,
love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees,
flowers, the sky.
- Audrey Hepburn

You've got to get out and pray to the sky to appreciate the sunshine;
otherwise you're just a lizard standing there with the sun shining on you.
- Ken Kesey

But when researchers at Bell Labs discovered that static
tends to come from particular places in the sky,
the whole field of radio astronomy opened up.
- Murray Gell-Mann

A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
- Thomas Pynchon

Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie;
the clouds were like light piles of cotton;
and where the blue sky was visible,
it wore a hazy and languid aspect.
- Francis Parkman

It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star.
It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.
- John Ruskin

The sky hides the night behind it, and shelters the
people beneath from the horror that lies above.
- Paul Bowles

This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky.
- James Agee

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all
nature seems renewed around me and with me.
The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue,
the trees a deeper green.
The whole world is charged with the glory of God and
I feel fire and music under my feet.
- Thomas Merton

You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky,
but you do have to be insured.
- Bertolt Brecht

I fell from the sky.
I'm a parachutist, and I missed my mark.
- Ursula Andress

The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity,
and shall not fail.
Bear them we can, and if we can we must.
Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: Frank McCourt Quotes and Sayings.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.