My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past.— Hugh Leonard
The most tremendous Hugh Leonard quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
A thing well done is worth doing.
Gossip is more popular than literature.
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.
The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent.
Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed.
I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
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.
As somebody once said, we're not punished for our sins, we're punished by them.
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've always believed in survival.
My grandmother made dying her life's work.
I've always enjoyed a woman's company more than men's. They're usually better looking.
My mother was passionate. She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family. She dominated my father.
My father I liked, but it was only after his death that I got to know him by writing the play.
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'.
I don't think anyone is the perfect one to play me.
There is only one immutable law in life - in a gentleman's toilet, incoming traffic has the right of way.
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.
In life there exist two classes: first class and no class.
I'm a writer, and what I do is write. I wasn't able to do anything else.
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 think with every writer there are two people there.
My wife and I have enjoyed over forty years of wedded blitz.
Sometimes silence resolves a conversation confused by Mad Misconstruction.
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.