Flann O'Brien Quotes

Top 38 wise famous quotes and sayings by Flann O'Brien

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

Flann O'Brien quotes: Strange enlightenments are vouchsafed to those who seek the higher places. Strange enlightenments are vouchsafed to those who seek the higher places.
Flann O'Brien quotes: still loved but deprived of grace still loved but deprived of grace
Flann O'Brien quotes: Only serfs or ex-serfs find it necessary to draw up a statement of their 'rights'. Only serfs or ex-serfs find it necessary to draw up a statement of their 'rights'.
Flann O'Brien quotes: I suppose we all have our recollections of our earlier holidays, all bristling with horror. I suppose we all have our recollections of our earlier holidays, all bristling with horror.
Flann O'Brien quotes: Evil is even, truth is an odd number and death is a full stop. Evil is even, truth is an odd number and death is a full stop.
Flann O'Brien quotes: It is nearly an insoluble pancake, a conundrum of inscrutable potentialities, a snorter. It is nearly an insoluble pancake, a conundrum of inscrutable potentialities, a snorter.
Flann O'Brien quotes: You may have come on no bicycle," he said, "but that does not say that you know everything. You may have come on no bicycle," he said, "but that does not say that you know everything.
Flann O'Brien quotes: Questions are like the knocks of beggarmen, and should not be minded. Questions are like the knocks of beggarmen, and should not be minded.
Flann O'Brien quotes: I saw that my witticism was unperceived and quietly replaced it in the treasury of my mind. I saw that my witticism was unperceived and quietly replaced it in the treasury of my mind.
Flann O'Brien quotes: Why should anyone steal a watch when he could steal a bicycle? Why should anyone steal a watch when he could steal a bicycle?
Flann O'Brien quotes: happeinefs, what is it? lady, difterbed in her Bed, your thoughts of it? happeinefs, what is it? lady, difterbed in her Bed, your thoughts of it?
Flann O'Brien quotes: For my sustenance at night,the whole that my hands can gleanfrom the gloom of the oak-gloomed oaksthe herbs and the plenteous fruits ... For my sustenance at night,
the whole that my hands can glean
from the gloom of the oak-gloomed oaks
the herbs and the plenteous fruits ...
Flann O'Brien quotes: I was at a wake the other night and every man jack was drunk - even the corpse. I was at a wake the other night and every man jack was drunk - even the corpse.
Flann O'Brien quotes: Another day gone and no jokes. Another day gone and no jokes.
Flann O'Brien quotes: In Boston he met a pretty lady, fat and forty, but beautiful with the bloom of cash and collateral. In Boston he met a pretty lady, fat and forty, but beautiful with the bloom of cash and collateral.
Flann O'Brien quotes: Your talk," I said, "is surely the handiwork of wisdom because not one word of it do I understand. Your talk," I said, "is surely the handiwork of wisdom because not one word of it do I understand.
Flann O'Brien quotes: He is as crazy as bedamned, an incontestable character and a man of ungovernable inexactitudes. He is as crazy as bedamned, an incontestable character and a man of ungovernable inexactitudes.
Flann O'Brien quotes: Supposing you are a lady so completely dumb that the dogs in the street do not think you are worth growling at. Supposing you are a lady so completely dumb that the dogs in the street do not think you are worth growling at.
Flann O'Brien quotes: And you would be unutterably flibbergasted if you knew the number of stout bicycles that partake serenely of humanity. And you would be unutterably flibbergasted if you knew the number of stout bicycles that partake serenely of humanity.
Flann O'Brien quotes: What you think is the point is not the point at all but only the beginning of the sharpness. What you think is the point is not the point at all but only the beginning of the sharpness.
Flann O'Brien quotes: Is it about a bicycle? Is it about a bicycle?
Flann O'Brien quotes: I am completely half afraid to think. I am completely half afraid to think.
Flann O'Brien quotes: Thoughts which have no chance of succeeding do not take the trouble to come into your head at all. Thoughts which have no chance of succeeding do not take the trouble to come into your head at all.
Flann O'Brien quotes: Moderation, we find, is an extremely difficult thing to get in this country. Moderation, we find, is an extremely difficult thing to get in this country.