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SAMUEL BECKETT QUOTES


Samuel Beckett
 I did my best to go in a circle, hoping in this way to go in a straight line. 

Samuel Beckett
 I woke up one fine day as blind as Fortune. Sometimes I wonder if I'm not still asleep.

Samuel Beckett
We may reason on to our heart's content, the fog won’t lift.

Samuel Beckett
A small boy, stretching out his hands and looking up at the blue sky, asked his mother how such a thing was possible. Fuck off, she said.

Samuel Beckett
All I say cancels out, I’ll have said nothing.

Samuel Beckett
All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett
And to decide not to smile after all, sitting in the shade, hearing the cicadas, wishing it were night, wishing it were morning, saying, No, it is not the heart, no, it is not the liver, no, it is not the prostate, no, it is not the ovaries, no, it is muscular, it is nervous.

Samuel Beckett
Bah, the latest news, the latest news is not the last.

Samuel Beckett
But he had hardly felt the absurdity of those things, on the one hand, and the necessity of those others, on the other (for it is rare that the feeling of absurdity is not followed by the feeling of necessity), when he felt the absurdity of those things of which he had just felt the necessity (for it is rare that the feeling of necessity is not followed by the feeling of absurdity).

Samuel Beckett
But he had turned, little by little, a disturbance into words, he had made a pillow of old words, for his head.

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