The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.
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.
It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.
Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops.
At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.
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.
One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.
What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.
I am a daylight atheist.
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?
A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.
Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.
A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.
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.
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