"Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Frank McCourt on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Frank McCourt on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Frank McCourt on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Frank McCourt on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Frank McCourt on Mahatma Gandhi
"The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice."
"I had no accomplishments except surviving. But that isn't enough in the community where I came from, because everybody was doing it. So I wasn't prepared for America, where everybody is glowing with good teeth and good clothes and food."
"The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher."
"Actually, my mother and Alfie came for three weeks' Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years. I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely."
"We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely."