Samuel Beckett
Quotations


Birth was the death of him.

There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.

To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.

The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.

Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards, I take the air there willingly, perhaps more willingly than elsewhere, when take the air I must.

What do I know of man's destiny. I could tell you more about radishes.

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

God: The bastard! He doesn't exist!

How can one better magnify the Almighty than by sniggering with him at his little jokes, particularly the poorer ones.

Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.

Don't touch me! Don't question me! Don't speak to me! Stay with me!

James Joyce: His writing is not about something. It is the thing itself.

To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something.

We lose our hair, our teeth! Our bloom, our ideals.

Make sense who may. I switch off.

I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.

Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. . . . Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.

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