Frases de Brendan Behan

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Brendan Behan

Fecha de nacimiento: 9. Febrero 1923
Fecha de muerte: 20. Marzo 1964
Otros nombres: Brendan Francis Behan, 布兰登·贝汉, برندان بهان

Brendan Behan fue un dramaturgo, poeta y escritor irlandés, que escribió en inglés e irlandés. Su niñez trascurrió en las familias más pobres de Dublín. Fue un militante activo del IRA, por lo cual fue encarcelado ocho años. Wikipedia

Frases Brendan Behan

„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
Contexto: 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
Contexto: 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

Fuente: 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

„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
Variante: There's no bad publicity except an obituary notice.

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