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I admire certain priests and nuns who go off on their own and do God’s work on their own, who help in the ghettos, but…
And, of course, they’ve always condemned dancing. You know, you might touch a member of the opposite sex. And you might get excited and you…
You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age, when you’re staring into the grave.
My childhood here… was very limited. So it was a long, long time before I actually went out to Brooklyn.
The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher.
I’ve been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so.
I’m more interested in writing than in performing.
I think I settled on the title before I ever wrote the book.
I can’t go too much into my domestic life because there are ex-wives ready to do me in.
I just have to proceed as usual. No matter what happens, nothing helps with the writing of the next book.
I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife. That’s what held me, kept me down. So now…
First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make…
There’s so much absurdity. Poverty is so absurd.
We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely.
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…
I’m not one of those James Joyce intellectuals who can stand back and look at the whole edifice… It was a slow process for me…
They all went into the bar business. Which was a mistake, because they began to sip at the merchandise and it set them back, set…
He came to the States in 1963, I think with a view to making up with my mother, but that didn’t work. He came for…
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…
Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow.
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