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Patrick McCabe

Datum narození: 27. březen 1955

Patrick McCabe je irský spisovatel.


„Na místě Boha se ocitl kult spotřeby, který je podle mě mnohem horší než cokoli, co kdy církev vynalezla: kultura obchodních středisek a konzumu, Hollywood a prefabrikované hity pop-music. Na druhou stranu je pravda, že rodiče vždy děsí vše, co dělají jejich děti, a tohle je jen další projev generační propasti.“

„Oh now now he says that's all over you must forget all about that next week your solitary finishes how about that hmm? I felt like laughing in his face: How can your solitary finish? That's the best laugh yet.“ The Butcher Boy


„You'll have to learn to forgive," he said. "For if you don't, you know what will happen?"
"What, Doctor?" I croaked, for my outburst had exhausted me.
"It will destroy you," he said as he handed me the tea.
A tear came into my eye when he said it for I knew it was true and I would have loved to be able to do it (not because of its destroying me but because it was right, and deep down I knew that) but I couldn't and the more I thought of it the more the blood came coursing to my head so that whenever I'd write I'd find myself clutching the pencil so tight I broke the lead how many times I don't know, hundreds.“
Breakfast on Pluto

„All the beautiful things in this world are lies. They count for nothing in the end.“ The Butcher Boy

„I don`t know if he was English but he spoke like it. He said good afternoon when everybody else said hardy weather or she looks like rain.“ The Butcher Boy

„Bye Bye, Father,' I said as the confessional door clicked shut behind me, 'Ah's' eyes following me, wondering, I suppose, what He'd been drinking the day he went and made a twilight zone of a disaster like me.“

„When I am at my work each day
In the fields so fresh and green
I often think of riches and the way things might have been
But believe me when I tell you when I get home each day
I'm as happy as a sandboy with my wee cup of tay“
The Dead School

„Although I'm afraid I don't get too many clients these days!“ Breakfast on Pluto


„There he is - gone! as they say in Tyreelin“ Breakfast on Pluto

„I’m afraid the truth is you’re putting yourself in for plenty of disappointment if you expect people to hang around for very long in this life!“

„All of a sudden I looked at him with his rosy cheeks and the two silver snots at his nose and what did I want to do I wanted to kiss him. Not the way Tiddly did it any of that but just because all of a sudden everything seemed so good. I said to myself: Just being here is so good I could stand here for ever.“ The Butcher Boy

„His eyes begged: ‘Could you love me?’ Well, I could – but I had a lot of things on hand and it really would have to wait.“ Breakfast on Pluto


„Mary had the same face as ma used to have sitting staring into the ashes it was funny that face it slowly grew over the other one until one day you looked and the person you knew was gone. And instead there was a half-ghost sitting there who had only one thing to say: All the beautiful things of this world are lies. They count for nothing in the end.“ The Butcher Boy

„Ah I see, says Father Dom with his two thumbs like dwarfs doing an old-time waltz in and out of his little black buttons.“ The Butcher Boy

„I wanted to stop talking about the whole thing. I wanted to talk about the hide and the old days and hacking at the ice and whose turn it was to toss the marble and all that, that was what I wanted to talk about. They were the best days, you could see through them days, as clear as polished glass. But Joe didn't want to.“ The Butcher Boy

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