J. P. Donleavy — American Dramatist born on April 23, 1926,

James Patrick Donleavy is an Irish American novelist and playwright. His first novel is The Ginger Man. Another novel, A Fairy Tale of New York, provided the title of the famous song "Fairytale of New York"... (wikipedia)

When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin.
I got disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own.
To marry the Irish is to look for poverty.
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.