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Summary

Hugh Leonard (born as John Keyes Byrne in Dublin, Ireland, died in Dalkey, Republic of Ireland) was a famous Dramatist from Ireland, who lived between November 9, 1926 and February 12, 2009. He became 82 years old.

Biography

John Keyes Byrne was an Irish playwright and columnist. His first play The Big Birthday, in 1956 staged at the Abbey Theatre. He wrote a total of 18 plays. He also wrote his autobiography in two parts, Home Before Night (1979) and Out After Dark (1989). A number of his essays and articles were collected in Leonard's Last Book (1978) and A Peculiar People and Other foibles (1979). During the years 1960 and 1970, he applied a number of classic novels for British television. In 1969 he won a "Jacob's Award" for Nicholas Nickleby and Wuthering Heights. He also wrote the screenplay of strumpet City by James Plunkett for RTE.

Three of Leonard's works were staged on Broadway: The Au Pair Man (1973), Da (1978) and A Life (1980). Da had most success and ran 20 months and had 697 performances. Leonard was awarded a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award. In 1988 there was also a film version, with Martin Sheen and Barnard Hughes.

Until 2006 he wrote a monthly humor column, "The curmudgeon" for the Sunday paper, Irish Sunday Independent.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Hugh, under the main topic Life.

Related authors: Martin Sheen

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Leonard

Famous quotes by Hugh Leonard (20)


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"I've always enjoyed a woman's company more than men's. They're usually better looking"
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"My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past"
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"We were married for almost 45 years. We fought all the time, it wasn't a great love or anything, it wasn't a great, all-consuming passion. She was just there. A lot of people were startled because we didn't seem devoted but we were"
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"We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did. We're also all the kindnesses we did. I hate to think of life as if we understood time. We don't understand time"
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"The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent"
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"My mother was passionate. She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family. She dominated my father"
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"My father I liked, but it was only after his death that I got to know him by writing the play"
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"It's a natural thing for people to say, you know, Who's in this book? I find myself get ting a little defensive. People come along and I'm waiting for that first question"
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"I've always believed in survival"
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"I'm a writer, and what I do is write. I wasn't able to do anything else"
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"I'm a much nicer person since my wife died. I found out what pain is, so on that level I'm much nicer"
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"I went through life like an idiot for a great deal of the time, saying there's nothing I would change. That was a very arrogant thing to say. There's a lot I would change. There are people I would have steered clear of"
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"I think with every writer there are two people there"
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"I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it"
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"I don't think anyone is the perfect one to play me"
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"I came down to the living room one day and my wife was standing in the living room. It wasn't an illusion. I saw her out of the corner of my eye. The moment I saw her, she vanished"
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"Gossip is more popular than literature"
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"As somebody once said, we're not punished for our sins, we're punished by them"
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"Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed"
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"A thing well done is worth doing"


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