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Brendan Behan

Dátum narodenia: 9. február 1923
Dátum úmrtia: 20. marec 1964
Ďalšie mená: برندان بهان, 布兰登·贝汉, Brendan Francis Behan

Brendan Behan bol írsky básnik, novelista, románopisec, dramatik.

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„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

„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

„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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