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

Contributed by: Zaady