SAMUEL BECKETT Quotes

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

Samuel Beckett
life 

“The end is in the beginning and yet you go on.”

Samuel Beckett
life 

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

Samuel Beckett
life 

“The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.”

Samuel Beckett

“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

Samuel Beckett

“I can't go on, I'll go on.”

Samuel Beckett
humor 

“I always thought old age would be a writer’s best chance. Whenever I read the late work of Goethe or W. B. Yeats I had the impertinence to identify with it. Now, my memory’s gone, all the old fluency’s disappeared. I don’t write a single sentence without saying to myself, ‘It’s a lie!’ So I know I was right. It’s the best chance I’ve ever had.”

Samuel Beckett

“Words are the clothes thoughts wear.”

Samuel Beckett

“It is suicide to be abroad. But what it is to be at home, ... what it is to be at home? A lingering dissolution.”

Samuel Beckett

“In the name of Bacon will you chicken me up that egg.Shall I swallow cave-phantoms?”

Samuel Beckett