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Samuel Beckett

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

— Samuel Beckett

#help #love

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

— Samuel Beckett


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

#writing-advice #writing-philosophy #writing-advice

I was merely cursing, under my breath, God and man, under my breath, and the wet Saturday afternoon of my conception.

— Samuel Beckett


CLOV: Do you believe in the life to come? HAMM: Mine was always that.

— Samuel Beckett


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

— Samuel Beckett

#happy-days #change

There I am then back in the saddle, in my numbed heart a prick of misgiving, like one dying of cancer obliged to consult his dentist.

— Samuel Beckett


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

— Samuel Beckett

#happy-days #change

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


She dragged me across the floor, stopping from time to time only to kick me. I didn't know our cows too could be so inhuman.

— Samuel Beckett

#cow #first-love #love

About Samuel Beckett

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Ryan John ed. Early works
Beckett's earliest works are generally considered to have been strongly influenced by the work of his friend James Joyce. Nohow On: Company Ill Seen Ill Said Worstward Ho.

Strongly influenced by James Joyce he is considered one of the last modernists. He was elected Saoi of Aosdána in 1984.

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