“He was the antithesis of the gaudy mafiosi”
“press, and Connolly had a plan, a work-in-progress”
“The newly arrived Irish Catholics took immediately to Southie's grievance list with outside force. Indeed, it became holy writ as the community coalesced around church and family, forming a solid phalanx against those who did not understand their ways. Over the decades since then, nothing had galvanized Southies more than a perceived slight by an outsider who would change The Way Things Are.”
“There was some admiration for the way he handled himself. At least back then, there was a sense he would be loyal to his friends. That was the culture of the time. It was incredibly tribal, and the gang affiliation meant so much to poor city kids.”
“The very young are not ready for much knowledge. It must be given to them slowly, in proportion to their years of life. One must first live before he can safely know.”
“When a man has learned to live without money, he thought, a few rubles can go a long way.”
“It is exhausting to be seventeen and not know who you are.”
“When people in authority want the rest of us to behave, it matters—first and foremost—how they behave.”
“Loving someone doesn't ever completely go away.”
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