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"Culture is one thing and varnish is another."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Brendan Behan Quotes
Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops.
Brendan Behan

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

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.
Brendan Behan

I am a drinker with writing problems.
Brendan Behan

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

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

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

Ninety-seven saint days a year wouldn't affect the theater, but two Yom Kippurs would ruin it.
Brendan Behan

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

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

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

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

There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.
Brendan Behan

To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory.
Brendan Behan

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

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.
Brendan Behan

Type:
Dramatist
Date of Birth:
1923-02-09
Year of Death:
1964
Nationality:
Irish
 

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