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Samuel Beckett
April 13, 1906 - December 22, 1989
Nationality: Irish
Category: Playwright
Subcategory: Irish Playwright

I can't go on. I'll go on.


Birth was the death of him.


Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.


Try again. Fail again. Fail better.


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.


Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.


That's how it is on this bitch of an earth.


Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.


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. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it.


Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.


To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.


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.


In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness.


Habit is a great deadener.


I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them.


Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.


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