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68 Brendan Behan Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Brendan Behan Sayings: There's no bad publicity except an obituary. There's no bad publicity except an obituary.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. 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?
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Brendan Behan Sayings: God forgive us-but most of us grew up to be the sort of men our God forgive us-but most of us grew up to be the sort of men our mothers warned us against.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: Ninety-seven saint days a year wouldn't affect the theater, but two Yom Kippurs would ruin Ninety-seven saint days a year wouldn't affect the theater, but two Yom Kippurs would ruin it.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: A man is fortunate if he encounters living examples of vice, as well as of A man is fortunate if he encounters living examples of vice, as well as of virtue, to inspire him.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: I'm a drinker with a writing problem. I'm a drinker with a writing problem.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: In a society which really supported marriage the wife would be encouraged to go to In a society which really supported marriage the wife would be encouraged to go to the office and make love to her husband on the company's time and with its blessing.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: The only thing I envy in young people is their livers. The only thing I envy in young people is their livers.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: Other people's interruptions of your work are relatively insignificant compared with the countless times you Other people's interruptions of your work are relatively insignificant compared with the countless times you interrupt yourself.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: I'm a drinker with writing problems. I'm a drinker with writing problems.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: When two men fight over a woman it's the fight they want, not the woman. When two men fight over a woman it's the fight they want, not the woman.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough. One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: Prostitutes, more than any other profession, help keep American marriages together. Prostitutes, more than any other profession, help keep American marriages together.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis. Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: An author's first duty is to let down his country. An author's first duty is to let down his country.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: I never felt so much at home as I do in New York. I must I never felt so much at home as I do in New York. I must be a devil.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: There is no human situation so miserable that it cannot be made worse by the There is no human situation so miserable that it cannot be made worse by the presence of a policeman.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: I wish I'd been a mixed infant. I wish I'd been a mixed infant.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: I am a drinker with writing problems. I am a drinker with writing problems.
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Brendan Behan Sayings: I only take a drink on two occasions - when I'm thirsty and when I'm I only take a drink on two occasions - when I'm thirsty and when I'm not.
Brendan Behan Sayings: The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.
Brendan Behan Sayings: I am married to Beatrice Salkeld, a painter. We have no children, except me. I am married to Beatrice Salkeld, a painter. We have no children, except me.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Every cripple has his own way of walking. Every cripple has his own way of walking.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Whatever you hold in contempt is your jailer. Whatever you hold in contempt is your jailer.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops. Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops.
Brendan Behan Sayings: A general and a bit of shooting makes you forget your troubles ... it takes A general and a bit of shooting makes you forget your troubles ... it takes your mind off the cost of living.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Nothing hurts more than the friendly letter that one never got around to writing. Nothing hurts more than the friendly letter that one never got around to writing.
Brendan Behan Sayings: A pedestrian ought to be legally allowed to toss at least one hand grenade at A pedestrian ought to be legally allowed to toss at least one hand grenade at a motorist every day.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Pound notes are the best religion in the world. Pound notes are the best religion in the world.
Brendan Behan Sayings: New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment ... a place where 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.
Brendan Behan Sayings: I saw a notice that said "Drink Canada Dry" and I've just started. I saw a notice that said "Drink Canada Dry" and I've just started.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in.
Brendan Behan Sayings: I ruined my health drinking to other people's. I ruined my health drinking to other people's.
Brendan Behan Sayings: I think weddings are sadder than funerals, because they remind you of your own wedding. I think weddings are sadder than funerals, because they remind you of your own wedding. You can't be reminded of your own funeral because it hasn't happened. But weddings always make me cry.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Failure at a task may be the result of having tackled it at the wrong Failure at a task may be the result of having tackled it at the wrong time.
Brendan Behan Sayings: The sun was in mind to come out but having a look at the weather The sun was in mind to come out but having a look at the weather it was in lost heart and went back again.
Brendan Behan Sayings: When I'm talking to people I like to stop and quote myself. My quotes have When I'm talking to people I like to stop and quote myself. My quotes have a way of spicing up conversation.
Brendan Behan Sayings: To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory.
Brendan Behan Sayings: If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
Brendan Behan Sayings: You made one mistake. You married me. You made one mistake. You married me.
Brendan Behan Sayings: The English and Americans dislike only some Irishthe same Irish that the Irish themselves detest, The English and Americans dislike only some Irish
the same Irish that the Irish themselves detest, Irish writers
the ones that think.
Brendan Behan Sayings: I'm a Communist by day and a Catholic as soon as it gets dark. I'm a Communist by day and a Catholic as soon as it gets dark.
Brendan Behan Sayings: The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
Brendan Behan Sayings: I cannot imagine any crime worse than taking a life, can you? -It'd depend whose I cannot imagine any crime worse than taking a life, can you? -It'd depend whose life.
Brendan Behan Sayings: I respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't I respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; 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.
Brendan Behan Sayings: That you, sister. May you be the mother of a bishop. That you, sister. May you be the mother of a bishop.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Scream at God if that's the only thing that will get results. Scream at God if that's the only thing that will get results.
Brendan Behan Sayings: It is a good deed to forget a poor joke. It is a good deed to forget a poor joke.
Brendan Behan Sayings: There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary. There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.
Brendan Behan Sayings: The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely 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.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it 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.
Brendan Behan Sayings: A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
Brendan Behan Sayings: All publicity is good, except an obituary notice. All publicity is good, except an obituary notice.
Brendan Behan Sayings: What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.
Brendan Behan Sayings: I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse. I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse.
Brendan Behan Sayings: I am a daylight atheist. I am a daylight atheist.
Brendan Behan Sayings: It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.
Brendan Behan Sayings: If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks. If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
Brendan Behan Sayings: There's no one, no one, loves you like yourself. There's no one, no one, loves you like yourself.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day. Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
Brendan Behan Sayings: They took away our land, our language, and our religion; but they could never harness They took away our land, our language, and our religion; but they could never harness our tongues ...
Brendan Behan Sayings: No man can discover his own talents. No man can discover his own talents.
Brendan Behan Sayings: The terrorist is the one with the small bomb. The terrorist is the one with the small bomb.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Many a man has decided to stay alive not because of the will to live Many a man has decided to stay alive not because of the will to live but because of the determination not to give assorted surviving bastards the satisfaction of his death.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Most horror movies are certainly that. Most horror movies are certainly that.
Brendan Behan Sayings: Message? What the hell do you think I am, a bloody postman? Message? What the hell do you think I am, a bloody postman?
Brendan Behan Sayings: What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides.
Brendan Behan Sayings: He was born an Englishman and remained one for years. He was born an Englishman and remained one for years.