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Brendan Behan

Datum narození: 9. únor 1923
Datum úmrtí: 20. březen 1964
Další jména: Brendan Francis Behan

Brendan Francis Behan byl irský básník a spisovatel.

Citáty Brendan Behan


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

„Anglo-Ir je protestant s koněm.“


„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.“

„I'm a drinker with writing problems.“

„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.“

„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, Interviews and Recollections

„They took away our land, our language, and our religion; but they could never harness our tongues...“

„I am a drinker with writing problems.“


„I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse.“

„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.“

„Every cripple has his own way of walking.“

„I saw a sign that said 'Drink Canada Dry'. So I did.“ The Complete Plays: The Hostage / The Quare Fellow / Richard's Cork Leg / Moving Out / A Garden Party / The Big House


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

„Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops.“

„Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.“

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

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