Quotes by Frank Delaney

"Every pain is a lesson."

"Do you know what the difference is between Friendship and Love? Friendship is the photograph, Love is the oil painting."

"We Irish prefer embroideries to plain cloth. To us Irish, memory is a canvas--stretched, primed, and ready for painting on. We love the "story" part of the word "history," and we love it trimmed out with color and drama, ribbons and bows. Listen to our tunes, observe a Celtic scroll: we always decorate our essence."

"Start with the difficult and when it gets easy, everything else is easier."

"When I come out on the road of a morning, when I have had a night's sleep and perhaps a breakfast, and the sun lights a hill on the distance, a hill I know I shall walk across an hour or two thence, and it is green and silken to my eye, and the clouds have begun their slow, fat rolling journey across the sky, no land in the world can inspire such love in a common man."

Books by Frank Delaney

  • Ireland
  • 9,838 ratings
  • February 28th 2006 by Avon

    (first published August 26th 2004)

  • The Go-Between
  • 8,947 ratings
  • 1985 by The Folio Society

    (first published 1953)

  • Tipperary
  • 1,699 ratings
  • November 6th 2007 by Random House

    (first published January 1st 2007)

  • Shannon
  • 1,685 ratings
  • February 10th 2009 by Random House

    (first published 2009)

  • Legends of the Celts
  • 165 ratings
  • September 1st 1992 by Sterling Publishing (NY)

    (first published 1989)

Frank Delaney
  • Frank Delaney

  • Date of birth: October 24, 1942
  • Died: February 22, 2017
  • Born: in Tipperary, Ireland.

  • Description: Frank Delaney was an author, a broadcaster on both television and radio, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, lecturer, and a judge of many literary prizes. Delaney interviewed more than 3,500 of the world's most important writers. NPR called him 'The Most Eloquent Man in the World'. Delaney was born and raised in County Tipperary, Ireland, spent more than twenty-five years in England before moving to the United States in 2002. He lived in Litchfield County, Connecticut, with his wife, writer and marketer, Diane Meier.