Quotes by William Kennedy

"Love, is always insufficient, always a lie. Love, you are the clean shit of my soul. Stupid love, silly love."
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"Well-lit streets discourage sin, but don't overdo it."
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". . . and what if I did drink too much? Whose business is that? Who knows how much I didn't drink?"
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"Roscoe was spiritually illegal, a bootlegger of the soul, a mythic creature made of words and wit and wild deeds and boundless memory."
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"...the only brotherhood they belonged to was the one that asked that enduring question: How do I get through the next twenty minutes? They feared drys, cops, jailers, bosses, moralists, crazies, truth-tellers, and one another. they loved storytellers, liars, whores, fighters, singers, collie dogs that wagged their tails, and generous bandits. Rudy, thought Francis: he's just a bum, but who ain't?"
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William  Kennedy
  • William Kennedy

  • Date of birth: January 16, 1928
  • Born: in Albany, New York, The United States.

  • Description: William Joseph Kennedy is an American writer and journalist born and raised in Albany, New York. Many of his novels feature the interaction of members of the fictional Irish-American Phelan family, and make use of incidents of Albany's history and the supernatural.

    Kennedy's works include The Ink Truck (1969), Legs (1975), Billy Phelan's Greatest Game (1978), Ironweed (1983, winner of 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; film, 1987), and Roscoe (2002).


    See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_...

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