Samuel Beckett


Samuel Beckett Quotes

  • ''The child hand raised to reach the holding hand. Hold the old holding hand. Hold and be held.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Worstward Ho, p. 13, Grove Press (1983).
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  • ''There is no use in indicting words, they are no shoddier than what they peddle.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Malone, in Malone Dies, p. 19, Grove Press (1970).
  • ''With leastening words say least best worst.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Worstward Ho, p. 32, Grove Press (1983).
  • ''Adulterers, take warning, never admit.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Man, in "Play," one of the dramatic pieces in Cascando, p. 50, Grove Press (1968).
  • ''Gain time to lose.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Worstward Ho, p. 20, Grove Press (1983).
  • ''Unmoreable unlessable unworsable evermost almost void.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Worstward Ho, p. 43, Grove Press (1983).
  • ''For to know nothing is nothing, not to want to know anything likewise, but to be beyond knowing anything, to know you are beyond knowing anything, that is when peace enters in, to the soul of the incurious seeker.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Molloy, in Molloy, p. 83, Grove Press (1970).
  • ''Enough to know no knowing.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Worstward Ho, p. 30, Grove Press (1983).
  • ''Against the charitable gesture there is no defence.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Molloy, in Molloy, p. 30, Grove Press (1970).
  • ''At bounds of boundless void.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Worstward Ho, p. 47, Grove Press (1983).

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