Brendan Behan Quotes


19 Brendan Behan quotes:



"I saw a notice which said, 'Drink Canada Dry' and I've just started."
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"It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody."
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"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 have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse."
"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."
"There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary."
"If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks."
"Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops."
"I say myself no depressed words just depressed minds."
"It is a good deed to forget a poor joke."
"I wish I'd been a mixed infant."
"All publicity is good, except an obituary notice."
"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem. They're there every night, they see it done every night, they see how it should be done every night, but they can't do it themselves."
"I am a drinker with writing problems."
"I am a daylight atheist."
"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."
"One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough."
"Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in."
"To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory."
Author: Behan Quotes Category: Victory Quotes



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