Brendan Francis Quotes

Most popular Brendan Francis Quotes

A quotation in a speech, article, or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.

quotations

Fame is failure disguised as money.

fame

Pound notes are the best religion in the world.

religion

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.

problem-solving

Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.

fear aspiration

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.

men and women listening love

A general bit of shooting.....takes the mind off the cost of living.
— Brendan Francis

war

Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.
— Brendan Francis

Ireland Israel

At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.

loneliness

Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
— Brendan Francis
Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.

fear courage

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
— Brendan Francis
Politicians, like prostitutes, are held in contempt.  But what man does not run to them when he needs their services?

politicians

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.
— Brendan Francis

critics

When I came back to Dublin I was court martialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
— Brendan Francis

law

If you have a talent, use it in every way possible.  Don't hoard it.  Don't dole it out like a miser.  Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.

talent

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem. They're there every night, they see it done every night, they see how it should be done every night, but they can't do it themselves.

critics