Quotes by: Samuel Beckett

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Samuel Beckett
Beckett in 1977
Born Samuel Barclay Beckett
(1906-04-13)13 April 1906
Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland
Died 22 December 1989(1989-12-22) (aged 83)
Paris, France
Pen name Andrew Belis[1]
Occupation Novelist, playwright, poet, theatre director, essayist
Nationality Irish
Alma mater Trinity College Dublin
Genre Drama, fiction, poetry, screenplays, personal correspondence[2]
Literary movement Modernism
Notable works Murphy (1938)
Molloy (1951)
Malone Dies (1951)
The Unnamable (1953)
Waiting for Godot (1953)
Watt (1953)
Endgame (1957)
Krapp's Last Tape (1958)
How It Is (1961)
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Literature
1969
Croix de Guerre
1945
Years active 1929-1989

We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
Samuel Beckett
If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love you I shall not love.
Samuel Beckett
I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
Samuel Beckett
No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
Samuel Beckett
I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning.
Samuel Beckett
Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it.
Samuel Beckett
To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.
Samuel Beckett
There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.
Samuel Beckett
James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.
Samuel Beckett
They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.
Samuel Beckett
Let me go to hell, that's all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.
Samuel Beckett
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
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