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Cocteau was once asked if he believed in luck. "Of course," he replied. "How else do you explain the success of those you don't like?"
When the subject of heaven and hell was broached in conversation one day, Cocteau politely declined to offer any opinion. "Excuse me for not answering," he said. "I have friends in both places."
French writer, artist, and occasional film director
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he Irish people are said to have two outstanding traits: good luck and a gift for storytelling. Most of my Irish friends are indeed quite affable and seem to have "kissed the blarney stone" at an early age because they all have the gift of gab. My friend Molly would probably disagree about the lucky part, though. She claims that her grandfather left his luck in the old country and boarded the boat with only a cap on his head and a twinkle in his eye.
On March 17th go ahead and claim a bit of Irish heritage—real or imagined—and boldly say: "Kiss me, I'm Irish" to friend and foe alike.
"May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour
before the devil knows you're dead."