Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

Irish dramatist and novelist

Lived from: 1906-1989

Quotes: Samuel Beckett

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    Birth was the death of him.
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    The bastard! He doesn't exist!
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    Any fool can turn a blind eye but who knows what the ostrich sees in the sand.
    Source: Murphy
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    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
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    Habit is a great deadener.
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    I just love the idea that people disappear into the story for a while.
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    I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
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    Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it.
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    Let me go to hell, that's all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.
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    Make sense who may. I switch off.
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    Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.
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    Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.
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    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.
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    Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes Than the first four hours of a diet.
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    Superstition is the need to view the world in terms of simple cause and effect.
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