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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
    tags: silence 
     
    We are all born mad. Some remain so.
    — Samuel Beckett
    And what I have, what I am, is enough, was always enough for me, and as far as my dear little sweet little future is concerned I have no qualms, I have a good time coming.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: time  future 
     
    Success and failure on the public level never mattered much to me, in fact I feel more at home with the latter, having breathed deep of its vivifying air all my writing life up to the last couple of years.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: failure  facts  writing  success  year 
     
    For in me there have always been two fools, among others, one asking nothing better than to stay where he is and the other imagining that life might be slightly less horrible a little further on.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: fools 
     
    There's never an end for the sea.
    — Samuel Beckett
    Yes, there were times when I forgot not only who I was but that I was, forgot to be.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: time 
     
    For to know nothing is nothing, not to want to know anything likewise, but to be beyond knowing anything, to know you are beyond knowing anything, that is when peace enters in, to the soul of the incurious seeker.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: peace  soul  knowing  seeker 
     
    I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: men  silence  butterfly 
     
    If you don't know where you are currently standing, you're dead.
    — Samuel Beckett
    The creation of the world did not take place once and for all time, but takes place every day.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: time  world  creation 
     
    All life long, the same questions, the same answers.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: questions 
     
    If there is one question I dread, to which I have never been able to invent a satisfactory reply, it is the question what am I doing.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: questions  invent 
     
    I tried to groan, Help! Help! But the tone that came out was that of polite conversation.
    — Samuel Beckett
    Birth was the death of him.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: death  birth 
     
    That double-headed monster of damnation and salvation-Time.
    — Samuel Beckett
    The end is in the beginning and yet you go on.
    — Samuel Beckett
    There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: men 
     
    Yes, there is no denying it, any longer, it is not you who are dead, but all the others. So you get up and go to your mother, who thinks she is alive. That's my impression. But now I shall have to get myself out of this ditch. How joyfully I would vanish here, sinking deeper and deeper under the rains.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: rain  mother 
     
    If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love you I shall not love.
    — Samuel Beckett
    It is useless not to seek, not to want, for when you cease to seek you start to find, and when you cease to want, then life begins to ram her fish and chips down your gullet until you puke, and then the puke down your gullet until you puke the puke, and then the puked puke until you begin to like it.
    — Samuel Beckett
    Don't look for meaning in the words. Listen to the silences.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: meaning  silence 
     
    You're on earth. There's no cure for that.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: earth 
     
    But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late!
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: time  moment  mankind 
     
    Estragon: I'm like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: right 
     
    Watt's concern, deep as it appeared, was not after all what the figure was, in reality, but with what the figure appeared to be, in reality.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: reality 
     
    I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them.
    — Samuel Beckett
    It was long since I had longed for anything and the effect on me was horrible.
    — Samuel Beckett
    Words and images run riot in my head, pursuing, flying, clashing, merging, endlessly. But beyond this tumult there is a great calm, and a great indifference, never really to be troubled by anything again.
    — Samuel Beckett
    Dear incomprehension, it's thanks to you I'll be myself, in the end.
    — Samuel Beckett
    How long have I been here, what a question, I've often wondered. And often I could answer, An hour, a month, a year, a century, depending on what I meant by here, and me, and being, and there I never went looking for extravagant meanings, there I never much varied, only the here would sometimes seem to vary.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: meaning  questions  year 
     
    Habit is the ballast that chains the dog to his vomit.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: dog 
     
    I use the words you taught me. If they don't mean anything any more, teach me others. Or let me be silent.
    — Samuel Beckett
    Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
    — Samuel Beckett
    The blind have no notion of time. The things of time are hidden from them too.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: time 
     
    The Tuesday scowls, the Wednesday growls, the Thursday curses, the Friday howls, the Saturday snores, the Sunday yawns, the Monday morns, the Monday morns. The whacks, the moans, the cracks, the groans, the welts, the squeaks, the belts, the shrieks, the pricks, the prayers, the kicks, the tears, the skelps, and the yelps.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: tears  prayer 
     
    Hamm: There's something dripping in my head. A heart, a heart in my head.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: heart 
     
    But he had hardly felt the absurdity of those things, on the one hand, and the necessity of those others, on the other, (for it is rare that the feeling of absurdity is not followed by the feeling of necessity), when he felt the absurdity of those things of which he had just felt the necessity (for it is rare that the feeling of necessity is not followed by the feeling of absurdity.)
    — Samuel Beckett
    In my head there are several windows, that I do know, but perhaps it is always the same one, open variously on the parading universe.
    — Samuel Beckett
    tags: universe 
     
    To have been always what I am - and so changed from what I was.
    — Samuel Beckett
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    samuel beckett
    Birth    : April 13, 1906
    Death  : December 22, 1989
    Occupation  : Novelist