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.
The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides.
I'm a drinker with writing problems.
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.
Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops.
New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment... a place where you're least likely to be bitten by a wild goat.
What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.
The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream?
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 am a daylight atheist.
I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse.
I am a drinker with writing problems.
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.
Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.
If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
It is a good deed to forget a poor joke.
A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.
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.
I wish I'd been a mixed infant.