Last Words to an Astonished Nun


 

final words of Brendan Behan
Brendan Behan (1923-1964)

Irish playwright Brendan Behan was known for his sardonic wit. It is unknown whether it was this quality or distraction by his circumstances that led him to utter his last words to the astonished nun who attended him: “Bless you, Sister. May all your sons be bishops.”

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