Quotes by Frank McCourt

"You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace."

"It’s lovely to know that the world can’t interfere with the inside of your head."

"He says, you have to study and learn so that you can make up your own mind about history and everything else but you can’t make up an empty mind. Stock your mind, stock your mind. You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace."

"The master says it’s a glorious thing to die for the Faith and Dad says it’s a glorious thing to die for Ireland and I wonder if there’s anyone in the world who would like us to live."

"Sing your song. Dance your dance. Tell your tale."

Books by Frank McCourt

  • Dubliners
  • 129,172 ratings
  • May 10th 2005 by Caedmon

    (first published June 1914)

  • Elements of Style
  • 80,470 ratings
  • January 1st 2008 by Recorded Books

    (first published 1918)

  • 'Tis
  • 59,325 ratings
  • 1999 by Flamingo
  • The Aran Islands
  • 847 ratings
  • November 17th 2011 by Recorded Books

    (first published 1907)

Frank McCourt
  • Frank McCourt

  • Date of birth: August 19, 1930
  • Died: July 19, 2009
  • Born: in Brooklyn, New York, The United States.

  • Description: Francis "Frank" McCourt was an Irish-American teacher and author. McCourt was born in Brooklyn; however, his family returned to their native Ireland in 1934.

    He received the Pulitzer Prize (1997) and National Book Critics Circle Award (1996) for his memoir Angela's Ashes (1996), which details his childhood as a poor Irish Catholic in Limerick. He is also the author of 'Tis (1999), which continues the narrative of his life, picking up from the end of the previous book and focusing on life as a new immigrant in America. Teacher Man (2005), detailed the challenges of being a young, uncertain teacher who must impart knowledge to his students. His works are often part of the syllabus in high schools. In 2002 he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Western Ontario.He died Sunday, July 19, 2009 of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. He was 78.