Samuel Beckett

1906 - 1989

A Quote by Samuel Beckett on questions, curiosity, knowledge, thinking, and thought

And all these questions I ask myself. It is not in a spirit of curiosity. I cannot be silent. About myself I need know nothing. Here all is clear. No, all is not clear. But the discourse must go on. So one invents obscurities. Rhetoric.

Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

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A Quote by Samuel Beckett on life

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

Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

Source: Waiting for Godot

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A Quote by Samuel Beckett on laugther, waiting for godot, and tears

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 (1906 - 1989)

Source: Waiting for Godot

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A Quote by Samuel Beckett on identity

Where am I, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.

Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

Source: The Unnamable

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A Quote by Samuel Beckett

Mouth on fire...stream of words...in her ear...practically in her ear...not catching the half...not the quarter...no idea what she's saying!...imagine! no idea what she's saying!...and can't stop...

Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

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A Quote by Samuel Beckett

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

Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

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A Quote by Samuel Beckett on birth

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They give birth astride a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.

Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

Source: Waiting for Godot, 1952

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A Quote by Samuel Beckett on silence

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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, The Unnamable (1959) page 418

Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

Source: The Unnamable (1959) page 418

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A Quote by Samuel Beckett on belief, despair, and ideas

I am interested in the shape of ideas even if I do not believe in them. There is a wonderful sentence in Augustine . . . "Do not despair: one of the thieves was saved; do not presume: one of the thieves was damned." That sentence had a wonderful shape. It is the shape that matters.

Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

Source: quoted by John Lahr in Up Against the Fourth Wall

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A Quote by Samuel Beckett on belief and life

Do you always believe in the life to come? Mine was always that.

Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

Source: The Endgame, 1957

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