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Quotations From SAMUEL BECKETT

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  • 21.
    Sloth is all passions the most powerful.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Words in "Words and Music," one of the dramatic pieces in Cascando, p. 23, Grove Press (1968).
  • 22.
    That penny farthing hell you call your mind
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Woman's voice, in "Eh Joe," one of the dramatic pieces in Cascando, p. 37, Grove Press (1968).
  • 23.
    They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Pozzo, in Waiting for Godot, p. 57a, Grove Press (1954). "They" refers to women who become mothers.

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  • 24.
    An imaginative adventure does not enjoy the same corsets as reportage.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. "An Imaginative Work!" p. 81, Dublin Magazine, xi, n.s. (July-Sept., 1936).
  • 25.
    The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Pozzo, in Waiting for Godot, act 1.

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  • 26.
    Ah earth you old extinguisher.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Winnie, in Happy Days, p. 37, Grove Press (1984).
  • 27.
    At this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Vladimir, in Waiting for Godot, p. 51, Grove Press (1954).

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  • 28.
    What are we doing here, that is the question.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Vladimir, in Waiting for Godot, p. 51a, Grove Press (1954). Beckett is alluding to Hamlet's speech, "To be, or not to be: that is the question ..."; William Shakespeare, Hamlet, III, i, 56.
  • 29.
    Women are all the bloody same ... you can't love for five minutes without wanting it abolished in brats and house bloody wifery.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1938. Murphy, in Murphy, pp. 36-37, Grove Press (1959).

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  • 30.
    I love order. It's my dream. A world where all would be silent and still and each thing in its last place, under the last dust.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Clov, in Endgame, p. 57, Grove Press (1958).

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