Samuel Beckett quotes

 quotes - Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Share

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”

— Samuel Beckett

 quotes - We are all born mad. Some remain so. Share

“We are all born mad. Some remain so.”

— Samuel Beckett

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“Words are all we have.”

— Samuel Beckett

 quotes - Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity. Share

“Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.”

— Samuel Beckett

“Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better.”

— Samuel Beckett

“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

— Samuel Beckett

“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.”

— Samuel Beckett

“Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.”

— Samuel Beckett

“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

“You're on earth. There's no cure for that.”

— Samuel Beckett

“I can't go on. I'll go on.”

— Samuel Beckett

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

— Samuel Beckett

“Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.”

— 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

“No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.”

— Samuel Beckett

“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

“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

“Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick.”

— Samuel Beckett

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

— Samuel Beckett

“What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.”

— Samuel Beckett

“To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.”

— Samuel Beckett

“Birth was the death of him.”

— Samuel Beckett

“Habit is a great deadener.”

— Samuel Beckett

“If I had the use of my body, I would throw it out the window.”

— Samuel Beckett

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

— Samuel Beckett

“In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness.”

— Samuel Beckett

“I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them.”

— Samuel Beckett

“Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards.”

— Samuel Beckett

“Do we mean love, when we say love?”

— Samuel Beckett

“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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