Quotation Explorer - 'Samuel Beckett'

drill one hole after another into [language] until that which lurks behind, be it something or nothing, starts seeping through I cannot imagine a higher goal for today’s writer. - Samuel Beckett
You're on Earth. There's no cure for that. - Samuel Beckett
Vladimir, be reasonable, you haven't yet tried everything. And I resumed the struggle. - Samuel Beckett
Memories are killing. So you must not think of certain things, of those that are dear to you, or rather you must think of them, for if you don’t there is the danger of finding them, in your mind, little by little. - Samuel Beckett
The earth makes a sound as of sighs and the last drops fall from the emptied cloudless sky. 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
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. - Samuel Beckett
Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on. - Samuel Beckett
One day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second. - Samuel Beckett
Dying for dark - the darker the worse. Strange. - Samuel Beckett
Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett
Vladimir: That passed the time.Estragon: It would have passed in any case.Vladimir: Yes, but not so rapidly. - Samuel Beckett
If you do not love me I shall not be loved. If I do not love you I shall not love. - Samuel Beckett
It was long since I had longed for anything and the effect on me was horrible. - Samuel Beckett
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
Words are the clothes thoughts wear. - Samuel Beckett
No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found. - Samuel Beckett
Estragon: You see, you feel worse when I'm with you. I feel better alone, too.Vladmir: Then why do you always come crawling back?Estragon: I don't know. - Samuel Beckett
The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little less, in the end, the creature you were in the beginning, and the middle. - Samuel Beckett
Estragon: They're too bigVladimir: Perhaps you'll have socks some day - Samuel Beckett
Each word seemed to me an unnecessary stain on silence of nothingness. - Samuel Beckett
Try again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett
The only sin is the sin of being born - Samuel Beckett
Was I asleep? Had I slept? - Samuel Beckett
The major sin is the sin of being born. - Samuel Beckett
We are all born mad. Some remain so. - Samuel Beckett
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