Brendan Behan Love Quotes and Sayings

Brendan Behan Love Quotes and Sayings

Brendan Behan (Left) and Actor Jackie Gleason, Love Quotes and Sayings

Photo credit: Wikipedia, Brendan Behan (Left) and Actor Jackie Gleason, Love Quotes and Sayings

Brendan Behan Love Quotes and Sayings

#1 The Wit of Brendan Behan, Frewin, 1968

1. The most important thing to do in this world is to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.

#2 The Complete Plays, Grove Press, 1978

2. You realize, when you want somebody, that there is no one, no one, loves you like yourself.


Excerpt from Wikipedia: Brendan Francis Behan (9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. He was also an Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army.

Sayings by Brendan Behan

#1 The Letters of Brendan Behan, 24 June 1958, McGill-Queen’s Press – MQUP, 1992

1. All publicity is good, except an obituary notice.

#2 The Letters of Brendan Behan, McGill-Queen’s Press – MQUP, 1992

2. I respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don’t respect the law; I have a total irreverance for anything concerned with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper, and old men and women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.

#3 The World of Brendan Behan, Sean McCann, 1966

3. There’s no bad publicity except an obituary.

Variant: There’s no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.

#4 A Contemporary Reader: essays for today and tomorrow, Harry William Rudman, Irving Rosenthal, Ronald Press, 1961

4. 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.

#5 An Giall; The Hostage, Brendan Behan, Catholic University of America Press, 1987

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

Unsourced Brendan Behan Quotes

1. I say myself no depressed words just depressed minds.

2. I saw a notice which said, ‘Drink Canada Dry’ and I’ve just started.

3. 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.

4. One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.

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

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