Watt had watched people smile and thought he understood how it was done.

-Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett

All has not been said and never will be.

Samuel Beckett
Have you not done tormenting me with your accursed time! It's abominable! When! When! One day, is that not enough for you, one day he went dumb, one day I went blind, one day we'll go deaf, one day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second, is that not enough for you? They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.
Samuel Beckett

You're on earth. There's no cure for that. Samuel Becket

Samuel Beckett
Never but the one matter. The dead and gone. The dying and going. From the word go.
Samuel Beckett

Don't look for meaning in the words. Listen to the silences.

Samuel Beckett
Words fail, there are times when even they fail.
Samuel Beckett

We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much? Samuel Becket

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

The whisky bears a grudge against the decanter.

Samuel Beckett
But he had hardly felt the absurdity of those things, on the one hand, and the necessity of those others, on the other, (for it is rare that the feeling of absurdity is not followed by the feeling of necessity), when he felt the absurdity of those things of which he had just felt the necessity (for it is rare that the feeling of necessity is not followed by the feeling of absurdity.)