Quotations From BRENDAN BEHAN

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  • 1.
    All publicity is good, except an obituary notice.
    Brendan Behan (1923-1964), Irish playwright. quoted in Sunday Express (London, Jan. 5, 1964).
  • 2.
    One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.
    Brendan Behan (1923-1964), Irish playwright. Quoted by Rae Jeffs, publicist and assistant to Behan, in Daniel Farson, "Rousting in Dublin," Sacred Monsters (1988).
  • 3.
    I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
    Brendan Behan (1923-1964), Irish playwright. Pat, in The Hostage, act 1 (1958). On his experiences in the I.R.A....

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  • 4.
    I am a daylight atheist.
    Brendan Behan (1923-1964), Irish playwright. Quoted by Rae Jeffs, publicist and assistant to Behan, in Daniel Farson, Sacred Monsters, "Rousting in Dublin," (1988).
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