J.P. Donleavy Quotes

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J.P. Donleavy Quotes

If theres a sickness in America, its the lack of materialism.
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Writing is turning life's worst moments into money.

— J.P. Donleavy

Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.

— J.P. Donleavy

When I'm dead, I hope it may be said: his sins were scarlet, but his books were read.

— J.P. Donleavy

Ginny Cupper took me in her car out to the spread fields of Indiana. Parking near the edge of woods and walking out into the sunny rows of corn, waving seeds to a yellow horizon. She wore a white blouse and a gray patch of sweat under her arms and the shadow of her nipples was gray. We were rich. So rich we could never die. Ginny laughed and laughed, white saliva on her teeth lighting up the deep red of her mouth, fed the finest food in the world. Ginny was afraid of nothing. She was young and old. Her brown arms and legs swinging in wild optimism, beautiful in all their parts. She danced on the long hood of her crimson Cadillac, and watching her, I thought that God must be female. She leaped into my arms and knocked me to the ground and screamed into my mouth.

— J.P. Donleavy

If there's a sickness in America, it's the lack of materialism.

— J.P. Donleavy

I got disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own.

— J.P. Donleavy

When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin.

— J.P. Donleavy

On Being Old. It's not nice but take comfort that you won't stay that way for ever.

— J.P. Donleavy

Sometimes you write and you find yourself almost wondering how it will turn out. I don't think every writer sort of almost admits that at some stage his books can take on their own kind of life it selves and simply lead away into directions that they're not kind of prepared for.

— J.P. Donleavy

Expect the worst
And that's what
You'll get
Only it will be
Much worse.

— J.P. Donleavy

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