Top 10 Quotes by Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

Absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is, let alone the dullness of it and the pomposities of it.

Samuel Beckett
For why be discouraged, one of thieves was saved, that is a generous percentage.
Samuel Beckett

I hope I am not too old to take it up seriously, nor too stupid about machines to qualify as a commercial pilot. I do not feel like spending the rest of my life writing books that no one will read. It is not as though I wanted to write them. *1937

Samuel Beckett
What was God doing with himself before the creation?
Samuel Beckett

That penny farthing hell you call your mind

Samuel Beckett
Over, over, there is a soft place in my heart for all that is over, no, for the being over, words have been my only loves, not many.
Samuel Beckett

Don't touch me! Don't question me! Don't speak to me! Stay with me!

Samuel Beckett
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett 1
Samuel Beckett

It sometimes happens and will sometimes happen again that I forget who I am and strut before my eyes, like a stranger.

Samuel Beckett
I had seen faces in photographs I might have found beautiful had I known even vaguely in what beauty was supposed to consist. And my father's face, on his death-bolster, had seemed to hint at some form of aesthetics relevant to man. But the faces of the living, all grimace and flush, can they be described as objects?