Samuel Beckett


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  • ''I know what darkness is, it accumulates, thickens, then suddenly bursts and drowns everything.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Malone, in Malone Dies, p. 13, Grove Press (1970).
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  • ''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 (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. The narrator, in Watt, p. 83, Grove Press (1959).
  • ''My notes have a curious tendency, as I realize at last, to annihilate all they purport to record.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Malone, in Malone Dies, p., Grove Press (1970). 88.
  • ''His semen had never done any harm to anyone.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Malone, in Malone Dies, p. 68, Grove Press (1970).
  • ''My dear parents, he said, and Mr and Mrs Micks, heroic figures, unique in the annals of cloistered fornication, filled the kitchen.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. The narrator, in Watt, p. 216, Grove Press (1959).
  • ''I did not want to write, but I had to resign myself to it in the end.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Malone, in Malone Dies, p. 32, Grove Press (1970). Beckett once made a similar comment about himself to the critic Rubin Rabinovitz.
  • ''What when words gone? None for what then.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Worstward Ho, p. 29, Grove Press (1983).
  • ''The end of a life is always vivifying.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Malone, in Malone Dies, p. 37, Grove Press (1970).
  • ''Know better now. Unknow better now.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Worstward Ho, p. 11, Grove Press (1983).
  • ''I am being given, if I may venture the expression, birth into death, such is my impression. The feet are clear already, of the great cunt of existence.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Malone, in Malone Dies, p. 114, Grove Press (1970).

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