“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.
All publicity is good, except an obituary notice.”
― Brendan Behan
….a drinker with writing problems.
“Woe to him who seeks to please rather than to appal. Woe to him whose good name is more to him than goodness. Woe to him who, in this world, courts not dishonor! Woe to him who would not be true, even though to be false were salvation. Yea, woe to him who, as the great Pilot Paul has it, while preaching to others is himself a castaway.”
“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Work is the curse of the drinking class.”
“Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
Too excited to be genuinely happy”
Herman Melville, Dickens, Anton Chekov, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Brendan Behan, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Karl Marx, Margret Atwood, Jean Paul Satre, Hunter S. Thompson, Albert Camus, among others….
The Beatles, Hendrix, Dylan, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jack White, The Small Faces, The Zombies, The Beach Boys, among others…
Film & TV
Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, The Coen Brothers, Francis Ford Coppola, Terry Gilliam, Martin Scorcese, David Lynch, among others……