US dramatist, novelist.
His novel "The Ginger Man," 1955 was adapted to a play.
To marry the Irish is to look for poverty.
I got disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own.
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.
"But Jesus, when you don't have any money, the problem is food. When you have money, it's sex. When you have both, it's health, you worry about getting ruptured or something. If everything is simply jake then you're frightened of death."
When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin.
Published Sources for
the above Quotations:
The Ginger Man, 1955
Fairy Tales of New York."
Playboy (Chicago, May 1979).
O'Keefe, in The Ginger Man, ch. 5 (1955).
Sebastian Dangerfield, in The Ginger Man, ch. 31 (1955).