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    hugh leonard Quotes

    I've always enjoyed a woman's company more than men's. They're usually better looking.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: company 
     
    I've always believed in survival.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: survival 
     
    There is only one immutable law in life - in a gentleman's toilet, incoming traffic has the right of way.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: law  right  toilet 
     
    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.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: people  questions 
     
    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.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: living  moment  eyes  illusion  wife 
     
    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.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: crimes  time  kindness  hate 
     
    I think with every writer there are two people there.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: people 
     
    I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: grief 
     
    In life there exist two classes: first class and no class.
    — Hugh Leonard
    My father I liked, but it was only after his death that I got to know him by writing the play.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: death  writing  father 
     
    I'm a writer, and what I do is write. I wasn't able to do anything else.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: write 
     
    My grandmother made dying her life's work.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: work  dying 
     
    An Irishman will always soften bad news, so that a major coronary is no more than 'a bad turn' and a near hurricane that leaves thousands homeless is 'good drying weather'.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: bad 
     
    As somebody once said, we're not punished for our sins, we're punished by them.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: sin 
     
    I'm a much nicer person since my wife died. I found out what pain is, so on that level I'm much nicer.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: people  pain  wife 
     
    My wife and I have enjoyed over forty years of wedded blitz.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: wife  year 
     
    Gossip is more popular than literature.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: literature 
     
    No exercise brings into play all the muscles of the body in a more thorough manner, and none is more interesting than wrestling. He will find no other exercise more valuable in the cultivation of faculties which will help him to success in agility, strength, determination, coolness, and quick exercise of judgement.
    — Hugh Leonard
    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.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: time  people  saying  idiot 
     
    The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: problem  talent  genius 
     
    A thing well done is worth doing.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: worth 
     
    Sometimes silence resolves a conversation confused by Mad Misconstruction.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: silence 
     
    My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past.
    — Hugh Leonard
    tags: past  moment 
     
    I don't think anyone is the perfect one to play me.
    — Hugh Leonard
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