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Samuel Beckett quotes: What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes. What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.
Samuel Beckett quotes: VLADIMIR: Well? Shall we go?ESTRAGON: Yes, let's go. They do not move. VLADIMIR: Well? Shall we go?
ESTRAGON: Yes, let's go.

They do not move.
Samuel Beckett quotes: At last I began to think, that is to say to listen harder. At last I began to think, that is to say to listen harder.
Samuel Beckett quotes: We are all born crazy. Some remain that way. We are all born crazy. Some remain that way.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Nothing to be done.. Nothing to be done..
Samuel Beckett quotes: I thought much about myself. That is to say I often took a quick look at myself, closed my eyes, forgot, began again. I thought much about myself. That is to say I often took a quick look at myself, closed my eyes, forgot, began again.
Samuel Beckett quotes: All hangs together, I am in chains. All hangs together, I am in chains.
Samuel Beckett quotes: When you're in the shit up to your neck, there's nothing left to do but sing. When you're in the shit up to your neck, there's nothing left to do but sing.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Hamm: There's something dripping in my head. A heart, a heart in my head. Hamm: There's something dripping in my head. A heart, a heart in my head.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Does it really matter which hand is employed to absterge the podex? Does it really matter which hand is employed to absterge the podex?
Samuel Beckett quotes: you don't feel a mouth on you, you don't feel your mouth any more, no need of a mouth, the words are everywhere, inside me, outside me... you don't feel a mouth on you, you don't feel your mouth any more, no need of a mouth, the words are everywhere, inside me, outside me...
Samuel Beckett quotes: Old endgame lost of old, play and lose and have done with losing. Old endgame lost of old, play and lose and have done with losing.
Samuel Beckett quotes: All mankind is us, whether we like it or not. All mankind is us, whether we like it or not.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick. Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick.
Samuel Beckett quotes: All is tedious, in this relation that is forced upon me. All is tedious, in this relation that is forced upon me.
Samuel Beckett quotes: How time flies when one has fun! How time flies when one has fun!
Samuel Beckett quotes: There is no use indicting words, they are no shoddier than what they peddle. There is no use indicting words, they are no shoddier than what they peddle.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Estragon: And if he doesn't come?Vladimir: (after a moment of bewilderment) We'll see when the time comes. Estragon: And if he doesn't come?
Vladimir: (after a moment of bewilderment) We'll see when the time comes.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Let's go." "We can't." "Why not?" "We're waiting for Godot. Let's go." "We can't." "Why not?" "We're waiting for Godot.
Samuel Beckett quotes: God is a witness that cannot be sworn. God is a witness that cannot be sworn.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Hold the old holding hand. Hold and be held. Plod on and never recede. Slowly with never a pause plod on and never recede. Hold the old holding hand. Hold and be held. Plod on and never recede. Slowly with never a pause plod on and never recede.
Samuel Beckett quotes: There are two moments worthwhile in writing, the one when you start and the other when you throw it in the waste-paper basket. There are two moments worthwhile in writing, the one when you start and the other when you throw it in the waste-paper basket.
Samuel Beckett quotes: So to every man, soon or late, comes envy of the fly, with all the long joys of summer before it. So to every man, soon or late, comes envy of the fly, with all the long joys of summer before it.
Samuel Beckett quotes: I stopped being half-witted and became sly whenever I took the trouble. I stopped being half-witted and became sly whenever I took the trouble.
Samuel Beckett quotes: The old endless chain of love, tolerance, indifference, aversion and disgust The old endless chain of love, tolerance, indifference, aversion and disgust
Samuel Beckett quotes: It was as though the Saposcats drew the strength to live from the prospect of their impotence. It was as though the Saposcats drew the strength to live from the prospect of their impotence.
Samuel Beckett quotes: I can't go on, I'll go on. I can't go on, I'll go on.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Spend the years of learning squanderingCourage for the years of wanderingThrough a world politely turningFrom the loutishness of learning. Spend the years of learning squandering
Courage for the years of wandering
Through a world politely turning
From the loutishness of learning.
Samuel Beckett quotes: CLOV:Do you believe in the life to come?HAMM:Mine was always that. CLOV:
Do you believe in the life to come?
HAMM:
Mine was always that.
Samuel Beckett quotes: That desert of loneliness and recrimination that men call love. That desert of loneliness and recrimination that men call love.
Samuel Beckett quotes: But I know what darkness is, it accumulates, thickens, then suddenly bursts and drowns everything. But I know what darkness is, it accumulates, thickens, then suddenly bursts and drowns everything.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It's awful. Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It's awful.
Samuel Beckett quotes: If by Godot I meant God, I would have said God, and not Godot. If by Godot I meant God, I would have said God, and not Godot.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Dear incomprehension, it's thanks to you I'll be myself, in the end. Dear incomprehension, it's thanks to you I'll be myself, in the end.
Samuel Beckett quotes: I could not have gone through the awful wretched mess of life without having left a stain upon the silence. I could not have gone through the awful wretched mess of life without having left a stain upon the silence.
Samuel Beckett quotes: What is more true than anything else? To swim is true and to sink is true. One cannot speak any more of being, one must speak onlyof the mess. What is more true than anything else? To swim is true and to sink is true. One cannot speak any more of being, one must speak onlyof the mess.
Samuel Beckett quotes: How hideous is the semicolon. How hideous is the semicolon.
Samuel Beckett quotes: The day that you die will be like any other day ... only shorter. The day that you die will be like any other day ... only shorter.
Samuel Beckett quotes: What are we doing here, that is the question. What are we doing here, that is the question.
Samuel Beckett quotes: I try. I fail. I try again. I fail better. I try. I fail. I try again. I fail better.
Samuel Beckett quotes: The churn of stale words in the heart againlove love love thud of the old plungerpestling the unalterablewhey of words The churn of stale words in the heart again
love love love thud of the old plunger
pestling the unalterable
whey of words
Samuel Beckett quotes: Oh not that I was ever even incompletely deaf. Oh not that I was ever even incompletely deaf.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Terrible mania, when something happens, to enquire what. Terrible mania, when something happens, to enquire what.
Samuel Beckett quotes: I must be happy, he said, it is less pleasant than I should have thought. I must be happy, he said, it is less pleasant than I should have thought.
Samuel Beckett quotes: (Looking at the tree) Pity we haven't got a bit of rope. (Looking at the tree) Pity we haven't got a bit of rope.
Samuel Beckett quotes: That's how it is on this bitch of an earth. That's how it is on this bitch of an earth.
Samuel Beckett quotes: We should turn resolutely towards Nature. We should turn resolutely towards Nature.
Samuel Beckett quotes: In the name of Bacon will you chicken me up that egg.Shall I swallow cave-phantoms? In the name of Bacon will you chicken me up that egg.
Shall I swallow cave-phantoms?
Samuel Beckett quotes: And Watt's need of semantic succour was at times so great that he would set to trying names on things, and on himself, almost as a woman hats. And Watt's need of semantic succour was at times so great that he would set to trying names on things, and on himself, almost as a woman hats.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Estragon: They're too bigVladimir: Perhaps you'll have socks some day Estragon: They're too big
Vladimir: Perhaps you'll have socks some day
Samuel Beckett quotes: The more people I meet the happier I become. The more people I meet the happier I become.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Sloth is all passions the most powerful. Sloth is all passions the most powerful.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Pozzo: I don't seem to be able ... (long hesitation) to depart.Estragon: Such is life. Pozzo: I don't seem to be able ... (long hesitation) to depart.
Estragon: Such is life.
Samuel Beckett quotes: She began stroking my ankles. I considered kicking her in the cunt. She began stroking my ankles. I considered kicking her in the cunt.
Samuel Beckett quotes: I was limply poking about in the garbage saying probably, for at that age I must still have been capable of general ideas, This is life. I was limply poking about in the garbage saying probably, for at that age I must still have been capable of general ideas, This is life.
Samuel Beckett quotes: What do we do now, now that we are happy? What do we do now, now that we are happy?
Samuel Beckett quotes: Women are all the bloody sameyou can't love for five minutes without wanting it abolished in brats and house bloody wifery. Women are all the bloody sameyou can't love for five minutes without wanting it abolished in brats and house bloody wifery.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Where would I go, if I could go, who would I be, if I could be, what would I say, if I had a voice, who says this, saying it's Where would I go, if I could go, who would I be, if I could be, what would I say, if I had a voice, who says this, saying it's me?
Samuel Beckett quotes: Reality, whether approached imaginatively or empirically, remains a surface, hermetic. Reality, whether approached imaginatively or empirically, remains a surface, hermetic.
Samuel Beckett quotes: To restore silence is the role of objects. To restore silence is the role of objects.
Samuel Beckett quotes: It is suicide to be abroad. But what it is to be at home, ... what it is to be at home? A lingering dissolution. 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 quotes: I smell you off him, she screamed, he stinks of bitch. I smell you off him, she screamed, he stinks of bitch.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Fail better worse now. Fail better worse now.
Samuel Beckett quotes: ESTRAGON: I can't go on like this.VLADIMIR: That's what you think. ESTRAGON: I can't go on like this.
VLADIMIR: That's what you think.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Vladimir, be reasonable, you haven't yet tried everything. And I resumed the struggle. Vladimir, be reasonable, you haven't yet tried everything. And I resumed the struggle.
Samuel Beckett quotes: God knows I'm not intelligent otherwise I'd be dead God knows I'm not intelligent otherwise I'd be dead
Samuel Beckett quotes: My dear Tom,Delighted to get your letter. Do write again. This life is terrible and I don't understand how it can be endured. My dear Tom,
Delighted to get your letter. Do write again. This life is terrible and I don't understand how it can be endured.
Samuel Beckett quotes: The blind have no notion of time. The things of time are hidden from them too. The blind have no notion of time. The things of time are hidden from them too.
Samuel Beckett quotes: Wherever nauseated time has dropped a nice fat turd you will find our patriots, sniffing it up on all fours, their faces on fire. Wherever nauseated time has dropped a nice fat turd you will find our patriots, sniffing it up on all fours, their faces on fire.