“- All tha' mushy shite abou' love an' fields an' meetin' mots in supermarkets an' McDonald's is gone, ou' the fuckin' window. It' dishonest, said Jimmy. -It's bourgeois.”Jimmy Rabbitte
“«The Irish are the niggers of Europe, lads». They nearly gasped: it was so true. «An' Dubliners are the niggers of Ireland. The culchies have fuckin' everythin'. An' the northside Dubliners are the niggers o' Dublin. Say it loud, I'm black an' I'm proud».”Jimmy Rabbitte
“The Lord told me to come home. Ed Winchell, a Baptist reverend on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, told me. But The Lord told him to tell me. He said he was watching something on TV about the feuding Brothers in Northern Ireland and the Lord told the Reverend Ed that the Irish Brothers had no soul, that they needed some soul. And pretty fucking quick! Ed told me to go back to Ireland and blow some soul into the Irish Brothers. The Brothers wouldn't be shooting the asses off each other if they had soul.”Joey The Lips Fagan
“<Jazz> it's got no soul. It is sound for the sake of sound. It has no meaning. It's musical wanking, Brother.”Joey The Lips Fagan
“The biggest regret of my life is that i wasn't born black. Charlie Parker was born black. A beautiful, shiny, bluey sort of black. And he could play. He could play alright. But He abused it, he spat on it. He turned his back on his people so he could entertain hip honky brats and intellectuals. Jazz! It's decadent. The Russians were right. They banned it.”Joey The Lips Fagan
“That's jazz, Brother. That's what jazz does. It makes the man selfish.”Joey The Lips Fagan
“«Soul is dynamic. It can't be caught. It can't be chained. They could chain the nigger slaves but they couldn't chain their soul». «Their souls didn't pick the fuckin' cotton though».”Jimmy Rabbitte
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