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Brendan Behan


(1923 – 1964) Full name: Brendan Francis Behan. 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.

Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops.
All publicity is good, except an obituary notice.
An author's first duty is to let down his country.
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.
He was born an Englishman and remained one for years.
I am a daylight atheist.
I am a drinker with writing problems.
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 have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse.
I only drink on two occasions — when I am thirsty and when I'm not.
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