Hugh Leonard — Irish Dramatist born on November 09, 1926, died on February 12, 2009

Hugh Leonard was an Irish dramatist, television writer and essayist. In a career that spanned 50 years, Leonard wrote nearly 30 full-length plays, 10 one-act plays, three volumes of essays, two autobiographies, three novels and numerous screenplays and teleplays, as well as writing a regular newspaper column... (wikipedia)

A thing well done is worth doing.
I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
It's a natural thing for people to say, you know, Who's in this book? I find myself get ting a little defensive. People come along and I'm waiting for that first question.
Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed.
I went through life like an idiot for a great deal of the time, saying there's nothing I would change. That was a very arrogant thing to say. There's a lot I would change. There are people I would have steered clear of.