"The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Frank McCourt on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Frank McCourt on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Frank McCourt on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Frank McCourt on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Frank McCourt on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."