Teenagers have two moods: Horny and Hungry.
He has character, integrity, honesty, loyalty. ... He's trustworthy and accountable. He respects the game. His values jumped off the page to me.
The Dodgers are a club steeped with a rich history, ... The 1955 team had a brilliant season and began the Dodgers' incredible world championship legacy. We are honored to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this great team's achievement, as these players left an indelible mark on our history.
There were positive things about the church, that is, in the European cultural sense, the architecture, the liturgy, the music, the art, such as it was, the stations of the cross in the church, the tradition, and the atmosphere of awe and mystery in the mass. The atmosphere of miracle, one of mainly mystery, that's what fascinates me.
The poverty and the influence of the church were very damaging. It damaged all of us emotionally. To be poor deprives you of self-esteem.
I was tormented. Fear and trembling. And a sense of doom. A literal belief in hell. Hell for eternity. With devils chasing you for eternity with pitchforks. I trembled. I couldn't go to sleep for fear I might die and wake up in hell. I was in agony.
When I first came to New York and saw Italian families and their displays of affection, I was taken aback a bit because it was uninhibited.
Before the famine, which was in the 1840s, that was an emotional turning point... There are various documents showing how the Elizabethan English, in particular, were shocked by Irish displays of affection, by the way women acted toward strangers, walking up and putting their arms around them and kissing them right full on the mouth.
It's not just Catholic versus Protestant any more. I read somewhere that in any construction site in Belfast, they have protection rackets. And you have to clear your trucking with the IRA, just like the Mafia here.
All those smells... and the kids, we were the great unwashed... nobody ever knew what a shower was... We washed maybe from eyebrow to chin, week after week after week. Our crotches were innocent of water.
I'm more inclined to go back now because Limerick has changed so much. One of the reasons it was such a grim... or the grimmest of all towns, was that it was the only large city or town in Ireland that didn't have a university. So they put in a university about 20 years ago, and it has changed the whole atmosphere of the place.
You know how it is in Hollywood, everybody kisses everybody. It's a handshake in Ireland. And a kind of tentativeness. Except when it's mothers and small children.
I'd just go into a room in my memory and just look around and start seeing things that I'd forgotten, like the alphabet on the blackboard in Irish, which we had to chant every day for months and months and months. I remember the Gaelic script and things like that. And this awful, putrid lavatory that we used outside.
Samuel Beckett was saying, in a new biography, that he could remember being in the womb, which, of course, is a bit farfetched. But he's an Irishman, so nothing's too farfetched.
Teacher Man: A Memoir.
He would have a keen eye for baseball talent and experience to do the job.
I thought I'd go mad. At one point I thought I'd put a plastic bag over my head and jump into the Hudson River.
Initially I thought I'd write a novel, so that I'd have more scope. You can spread your wings more with a novel.
What saved me was my accent, I think I was a bit of a novelty. Otherwise, I certainly didn't have the personality, or the power, or the scholarship to dominate the class.
He has character, integrity, honesty, loyalty. ... He's trustworthy and accountable.
He has a high level of integrity, he's honest, hard-working, energetic, trustworthy, loyal, takes responsibility, accountable, loves and respects the game, loves and respects people.