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Brendan Behan

Data de nascimento: 9. Fevereiro 1923
Data de falecimento: 20. Março 1964
Outros nomes: برندان بهان, 布兰登·贝汉, Brendan Francis Behan

Brendan Francis Aidan Behan, em irlandês Breandán Ó Beacháin foi um escritor irlandês.

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„A diferença entre sexo grátis e sexo por dinheiro é que, geralmente, sexo grátis custa mais.“

—  Brendan Behan

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less
Brendan Behan citado em "Let's Talk about Sex: More Than 600 Quotes on the World's Oldest Obsession‎" - Página 124, de Felicia Zopol - Publicado por Running Press Book Publishers, 2002, ISBN 0762414537, 9780762414536 - 144 páginas

„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.

„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.

„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

Fonte: 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

„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

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„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.

„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

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