Brendan Behan Quotes

- Notable Brendan Behan Quotes Index -

Born: February 9, 1923, Dublin, Ireland
Birth Country: Ireland
Died: Dublin, Ireland, March 20, 1964
Occupation: Author

1.
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

2.
I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
- Brendan Behan

3.
If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
- Brendan Behan

4.
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

5.
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

6.
The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

7.
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

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