Hugh Leonard Quotes

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I think with every writer there are two people there.
Hugh Leonard

As somebody once said, we're not punished for our sins, we're punished by them.
Hugh Leonard

Hugh Leonard Quotes
Hugh Leonard Quotes
I'm a writer, and what I do is write. I wasn't able to do anything else.
Hugh Leonard

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

A thing well done is worth doing.
Hugh Leonard

Gossip is more popular than literature.
Hugh Leonard

I've always believed in survival.
Hugh Leonard

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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My mother was passionate. She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family. She dominated my father.
Hugh Leonard

I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
Hugh Leonard

Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed.
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

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

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

My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past.
Hugh Leonard

I've always enjoyed a woman's company more than men's. They're usually better looking.
Hugh Leonard

The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent.
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I don't think anyone is the perfect one to play me.
Hugh Leonard

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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