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Brendan Behan - Quotes

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I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.

At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self. ---->>>

It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.

It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less. ---->>>

If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. ---->>>

Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis. ---->>>

There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary. ---->>>

All publicity is good, except an obituary notice. ---->>>

I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse. ---->>>

If you accept your limitations you go beyond them. ---->>>

One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough. ---->>>

What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides. ---->>>

It is a good deed to forget a poor joke. ---->>>

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves. ---->>>

I am a drinker with writing problems. ---->>>

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him. ---->>>

Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops. ---->>>

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. ---->>>

New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment... a place where you're least likely to be bitten by a wild goat. ---->>>

I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. ---->>>

The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted. ---->>>

Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in. ---->>>

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority. ---->>>

I say myself no depressed words just depressed minds. ---->>>

I am a daylight atheist. ---->>>

No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today. ---->>>

Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.

Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.

I wish I'd been a mixed infant. ---->>>

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque. ---->>>

The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream? ---->>>

No man can discover his own talents. ---->>>

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Irish
Born: 02-09, 1923
Birthplace:
Die: 03-20, 1964
Occupation: Dramatist
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Brendan Francis Aidan Behan (christened Francis Behan) ( BEE-ən; Irish: Breandán Ó Beacháin; 9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964) was an Irish Republican, poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Irish writers and poets of all time (wikipedia)