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Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett

Once remarking that he was dead and had no feeling that were human, poet, playwright and writer Samuel Beckett came alive once he moved from Ireland to Paris. At 23 he wrote a defense of James Joyce, his mentor. The next year he earned his first literary prize for his poem, "Whoroscope." After giving up his post at Trinity College, Beckett embarked on a journey through Europe, working odd …

Date of Birth: April 13, 1906
Date of Death: December 22, 1989


Found 49 quotes by Samuel Beckett .
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"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." Samuel Beckett
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"For why be discouraged, one of thieves was saved, that is a generous percentage." Samuel Beckett
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"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." Samuel Beckett
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"The bastard! He doesn't exist!" Samuel Beckett
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"Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards." Samuel Beckett
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"Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world." Samuel Beckett
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"Do we mean love, when we say love?" Samuel Beckett
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"James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can." Samuel Beckett
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"I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo." Samuel Beckett
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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." Samuel Beckett
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"My characters have nothing. I'm working with impotence, ignorance... that whole zone of being that has always been set aside by artists as something unusable - something by definition incompatible with art." Samuel Beckett
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"I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning." Samuel Beckett
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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." Samuel Beckett
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"Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity." Samuel Beckett
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"Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness." Samuel Beckett
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"You're on earth. There's no cure for that." Samuel Beckett
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"All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead." Samuel Beckett
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"That's how it is on this bitch of an earth." Samuel Beckett
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"Make sense who may. I switch off." Samuel Beckett
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"Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful." Samuel Beckett
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"We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?" Samuel Beckett
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