"When I was in my 20s it did occur to me that there was something perverted about an attitude that thought that killing somebody was a minor offence compared to kissing somebody."
"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."John McGahern on Joel Osteen
"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."John McGahern on Michael Jordan
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."John McGahern on Albert Einstein
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."John McGahern on Thomas Jefferson
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."John McGahern on Winston Churchill
"When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist."