Samuel Beckett Quotes (155 quotes)
“All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.”
Rockaby and Other Short Pieces (1981 edition), Grove Press - ISBN: 9780802151384
Collected Shorter Plays (1984 edition), Grove Press - ISBN: 9780802150554
Worstward Ho (1983)
Interview in Vogue, December 1969: "Writing becomes not easier, but more difficult for me. Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. Democritus pointed the way: 'Naught is more than nothing.'"
The Unnamable (2013 edition), Faber & Faber - ISBN: 9780571266920
“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.”
A Samuel Beckett reader (1983 edition), Pan
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSamuel Beckett
Born: April 13, 1906
Died: December 22, 1989 (aged 83)
Occupation: Playwright, novelist, poet, essayist
Bio: Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.