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Brendan Behan

Datum narození: 9. únor 1923
Datum úmrtí: 20. březen 1964
Další jména: برندان بهان, 布兰登·贝汉, Brendan Francis Behan

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The Hostage
Brendan Behan

„Muž je již napůl zamilován do jakékoli ženy, která mu naslouchá.“

—  Brendan Behan

[(en) A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.]
Zdroj: BrainyQuotes.com http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_love.html

„Anglo-Ir je protestant s koněm.“

—  Brendan Behan, The Hostage

[(en) An Anglo-Irishman is a Protestant with a horse.]
(The Hostage, 1958)
Zdroj: [Concise Oxford companion to the English language, Oxford University Press, 2005, 978-0-19280-637-6, anglicky]

„To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory.“

—  Brendan Behan

As quoted in A Contemporary Reader: essays for today and tomorrow, Harry William Rudman, Irving Rosenthal, Ronald Press (1961), p. 334
Kontext: As regards drink, I can only say that in Dublin during the Depression when I was growing up, drunkenness was not regarded as a social disgrace. To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory.

„I respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law“

—  Brendan Behan

As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) edited by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 420
Kontext: 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.

„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

Zdroj: As quoted in Brendan Behan, Interviews and Recollections (1982), Vol. 2, edited by E. H. Mikhail, p. 186

„An author's first duty is to let down his country.“

—  Brendan Behan

As quoted in The Guardian (1960), and also in The Cynic's Lexicon: A Dictionary of Amoral Advice (1984), by Jonathon Green, p. 20

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„Mother, they would praise my balls if I hung them high enough.“

—  Brendan Behan

Speaking of newspaper critics, as quoted in Mother of all the Behans: The story of Kathleen Behan as told to Brian Behan (1984) by Kathleen Behan and Brian Behan, p. 119

„I only drink on two occasions — When I am thirsty and when I'm not.“

—  Brendan Behan

As quoted in Malcolm Arnold: Rogue Genius (2004) by Anthony Meredith and Paul Harris, p. 337

„There's no bad publicity except an obituary.“

—  Brendan Behan

As quoted in The World of Brendan Behan (1966) by Sean McCann, p. 56
Varianta: There's no bad publicity except an obituary notice.

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