"If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks."
"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English."Brendan Behan on Winston Churchill
"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."Brendan Behan on William Butler Yeats
"Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it."Brendan Behan on Pope John Paul II
"Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me."Brendan Behan on Colin Farrell
"Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep."Brendan Behan on Dave Barry
"The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted."
"I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."
"When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."
"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."
"The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less."