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Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Try again. Fail again. Fail better."

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.




Samuel Beckett Quotes: "I tried to groan, Help! Help! But the tone that came out was that of polite conversation."

I tried to groan, Help! Help! But the tone that came out was that of polite conversation.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Dying for dark - the darker the worse. Strange."

Dying for dark - the darker the worse. Strange.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Yes, in my life, since we must call it so, there were three things, the inability to speak, the inability to be silent, and solitude, that’s what I’ve had to make the best of."

Yes, in my life, since we must call it so, there were three things, the inability to speak, the inability to be silent, and solitude, that’s what I’ve had to make the best of.




Samuel Beckett Quotes: "It was long since I had longed for anything and the effect on me was horrible."

It was long since I had longed for anything and the effect on me was horrible.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Words are all we have."

Words are all we have.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "As it is with the love of the body, so with the friendship of the mind, the full is only reached by admittance to the most retired places."

As it is with the love of the body, so with the friendship of the mind, the full is only reached by admittance to the most retired places.




Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Memory and Habit are attributes of the Time cancer. They control the most simple Proustian episode, and an understanding of their mechanism must precede any particular analysis of their application."

Memory and Habit are attributes of the Time cancer. They control the most simple Proustian episode, and an understanding of their mechanism must precede any particular analysis of their application.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "To every man his little cross. Till he dies. And is forgotten."

To every man his little cross. Till he dies. And is forgotten.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Words are the clothes thoughts wear."

Words are the clothes thoughts wear.



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: "To be always what I am - and so changed from what I was."

To be always what I am - and so changed from what I was.




Samuel Beckett Quotes: "You're on Earth. There's no cure for that."

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



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "The creation of the world did not take place once and for all time, but takes place every day."

The creation of the world did not take place once and for all time, but takes place every day.



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: "If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love you I shall not love."

If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love you I shall not love.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Incontinent the void. The zenith. Evening again. When not night it will be evening. Death again of deathless day. On one hand embers. On the other ashes. Day without end won and lost. Unseen."

Incontinent the void. The zenith. Evening again. When not night it will be evening. Death again of deathless day. On one hand embers. On the other ashes. Day without end won and lost. Unseen.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "How do you manage it, she said, at your age? I told her I'd been saving up for her all my life."

How do you manage it, she said, at your age? I told her I'd been saving up for her all my life.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Estragon: You see, you feel worse when I'm with you. I feel better alone, too.Vladmir: Then why do you always come crawling back?Estragon: I don't know."

Estragon: You see, you feel worse when I'm with you. I feel better alone, too.Vladmir: Then why do you always come crawling back?Estragon: I don't know.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "If you do not love me I shall not be loved. If I do not love you I shall not love."

If you do not love me I shall not be loved. If I do not love you I shall not love.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "I was out of sorts. They are deep, my sorts, a deep ditch, and I am not often out of them."

I was out of sorts. They are deep, my sorts, a deep ditch, and I am not often out of them.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "...The less I think of it the more certain I am."

...The less I think of it the more certain I am.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "The only sin is the sin of being born"

The only sin is the sin of being born



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "drill one hole after another into [language] until that which lurks behind, be it something or nothing, starts seeping through – I cannot imagine a higher goal for today’s writer."

drill one hole after another into [language] until that which lurks behind, be it something or nothing, starts seeping through – I cannot imagine a higher goal for today’s writer.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "You can't have everything, I've often noticed it."

You can't have everything, I've often noticed it.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "But he had turned, little by little, a disturbance into words, he had made a pillow of old words, for his head."

But he had turned, little by little, a disturbance into words, he had made a pillow of old words, for his head.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "they comedifferent and the samewith each it is different and the samewith each the absence of love is differentwith each the absence of love is the same"

they comedifferent and the samewith each it is different and the samewith each the absence of love is differentwith each the absence of love is the same



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Seen no matter how and said as seen. Dread of black. Of white. Of void. Let her vanish. And the rest. For good."

Seen no matter how and said as seen. Dread of black. Of white. Of void. Let her vanish. And the rest. For good.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "There's never an end for the sea."

There's never an end for the sea.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Have you shat, my child, I said gently."

Have you shat, my child, I said gently.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Curiosity is the hair of our habit tending to stand on end. It rarely happens that our attention is not stained in greater or lesser degree by this animal element."

Curiosity is the hair of our habit tending to stand on end. It rarely happens that our attention is not stained in greater or lesser degree by this animal element.




Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Name, no, nothing is namable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun."

Name, no, nothing is namable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "...nothing ever as much as begun, nothing ever but nothing and never, nothing ever but lifeless words."

...nothing ever as much as begun, nothing ever but nothing and never, nothing ever but lifeless words.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "I shall soon be quite dead at last in spite of all."

I shall soon be quite dead at last in spite of all.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Be again, be again. (Pause.) All that old misery. (Pause.) Once wasn't enough for you."

Be again, be again. (Pause.) All that old misery. (Pause.) Once wasn't enough for you.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "And on the threshold of being no more I succeed in being another."

And on the threshold of being no more I succeed in being another.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "When a man in a forest thinks he is going forward in a straight line, in reality he is going in a circle, I did my best to go in a circle, hoping to go in a straight line."

When a man in a forest thinks he is going forward in a straight line, in reality he is going in a circle, I did my best to go in a circle, hoping to go in a straight line.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Light heat all known all white heart breath no sound."

Light heat all known all white heart breath no sound.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more."

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



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Nor did he think of Celia any more, though he could sometimes remember having dreamt of her. If only he had been able to think of her, he would not have needed to dream of her."

Nor did he think of Celia any more, though he could sometimes remember having dreamt of her. If only he had been able to think of her, he would not have needed to dream of her.



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: "You must go on.I can’t go on.I’ll go on."

You must go on.I can’t go on.I’ll go on.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity."

Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Habit is a great deadener."

Habit is a great deadener.



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: "He sometimes halted without saying anything. Either he had finally nothing to say or while having something to say he finally decided not to say it."

He sometimes halted without saying anything. Either he had finally nothing to say or while having something to say he finally decided not to say it.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."

Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.



Samuel Beckett Quotes: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."

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