Peggy Noonan Quote

The Irish are often nervous about having the appropriate face for the occasion. They have to be happy at weddings, which is a strain, so they get depressed; they have to be sad at funerals, which is easy, so they get happy.


What I Saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era (ed. 1990)

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The Irish are often nervous about having the appropriate face for the occasion. They have to be happy at weddings, which is a strain, so they get...

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The Irish are often nervous about having the appropriate face for the occasion. They have to be happy at weddings, which is a strain, so they get...

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The Irish are often nervous about having the appropriate face for the occasion. They have to be happy at weddings, which is a strain, so they get...

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The Irish are often nervous about having the appropriate face for the occasion. They have to be happy at weddings, which is a strain, so they get...