Samuel Beckett


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  • ''It was the only way to progress, to stop.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Molloy, in Molloy, p. 105, Grove Press (1970).
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  • ''No memories of felicity save with faint ruffle of sorrow''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator of "All Strange Away," in Rockaby and Other Short Pieces, p. 62, Grove Press (1981).
  • ''Until the day when, your endurance gone, in this world for you without arms, you catch up in yours the first mangy cur you meet, carry it for the time needed for it to love it and you it, then throw it away.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Molloy, in Molloy, p. 14, Grove Press (1970).
  • ''What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator of "Enough," in First Love and Other Shorts, p. 60, Grove Press (1974).
  • ''What goes by the name of love is banishment, with now and then a postcard from the homeland, such is my considered opinion, this evening.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator of "First Love," in First Love and Other Shorts, p. 18, Grove Press (1974).
  • ''The within, all that inner space one never sees, the brain and the heart and other caverns where thought and feeling dance their sabbath.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Molloy, in Molloy, p. 11, Grove Press (1970).
  • ''No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator of "From an Abandoned Work," in First Love and Other Shorts, p. 43, Grove Press (1974).
  • ''The sky sinks in the morning, this fact has been insufficiently observed.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Moran, in Molloy, p. 135, Grove Press (1970).
  • ''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.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator of "From an Abandoned Work," in First Love and Other Shorts, p. 45, Grove Press (1974).
  • ''Humbly to ask a favour of people who are on the point of knocking your brains out sometimes produces good results.''
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Moran, in Molloy, p. 238, Grove Press (1970).

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