"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."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Frank McCourt on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Frank McCourt on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Frank McCourt on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Frank McCourt on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Frank McCourt on Benjamin Franklin
"The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice."
"Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow."
"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."