“I don’t think there’s any point in being Irish if you don’t know that the world is going to break your heart eventually…”

Cecil Stoughton, President Kennedy and daughter Caroline (1963)

“WALKER: Is there any meaning you can find in what has happened?

MOYNIHAN: I suppose the point that cuts deepest is the thought that there may not be…We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don’t think there’s any point in being Irish if you don’t know that the world is going to break your heart eventually…”

—Excerpt from WTOP radio interview of Daniel Patrick Moynihan (December 5, 1963)

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