Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Quotes by Irish authors
"Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword"
"I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience - it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere"
"Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics"
"That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously"
"For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!"
"A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like her daughter to resemble her in"
"A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar"
"My father I liked, but it was only after his death that I got to know him by writing the play"
"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"
"I'm a writer, and what I do is write. I wasn't able to do anything else"
"I'm a much nicer person since my wife died. I found out what pain is, so on that level I'm much nicer"
"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"
"I think with every writer there are two people there"
"I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it"
"I don't think anyone is the perfect one to play me"
"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"
"As somebody once said, we're not punished for our sins, we're punished by them"
"Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed"
"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"
"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"
"The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent"
"My mother was passionate. She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family. She dominated my father"
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being"
"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends"
"Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life"
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months"