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

-Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett

It's a lot to ask of one creature, it's a lot to ask, that he should first behave as if he were not, then as if he were, before being admitted to that peace where he neither is, nor is not, and where the language dies that permits of such expressions.

Samuel Beckett
There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.
Samuel Beckett

If I had the use of my body, I would throw it out the window.

Samuel Beckett
He who has waited long enough, will wait forever. And there comes the hour when nothing more can happen and nobody more can come and all is ended but the waiting that knows itself in vain.
Samuel Beckett

The essential is to go on squirming forever at the end of the line, as long as there are waters and banks and ravening in heaven asporting God to plague his creature, per pro his chosen shits.

Samuel Beckett
Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards. Samuel Becket
Samuel Beckett

Friendship, according to Proust, is the negation of that irremediable solitude to which every human being is condemned.

Samuel Beckett
Habit is a great deadener.
Samuel Beckett

There is man in his entirety, blaming his shoe when his foot is guilty.

Samuel Beckett
...and a dream away in space with neither her nor there where all the footsteps ever fell can never fare nearer to anywhere nor from anywhere further away. Nor for in the end again by degrees or as though switched on dark falls there again that certain dark that alone certain ashes can. Through it who knows yet another end beneath a cloudless sky of a last end if ever there had to be another absolutely had to be.