Quotations From SAMUEL BECKETT

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  • 151.
    This story is no good, I'm almost beginning to believe it.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1958. The narrator, in The Unnamable, p. 58, Grove Press (1970).

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  • 152.
    Imaginary frontiers invisible to the eye of flesh
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in The Lost Ones, p. 43, Grove Press (1972).
  • 153.
    We may reason on to our heart's content, the fog won't lift.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1967. The narrator, in "The Expelled" (in Stories and Texts for Nothing), p. 15, Grove Press (1968).

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  • 154.
    Abode where lost bodies roam each searching for its lost one.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in The Lost Ones, p. 7, Grove Press (1972).

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  • 155.
    To contrive a little kingdom, in the midst of the universal muck, then shit on it, ah that was me all over.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1967. The narrator, in "The End" (in Stories and Texts for Nothing), p. 70, Grove Press (1968).
  • 156.
    For an instant I see the sky, the different skies, then they turn to faces, agonies, loves, the different loves, happiness too, yes there was that too, unhappily.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in "Fizzle 6," Fizzles, p. 44, Grove Press (1976).

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  • 157.
    it's impossible I should have a mind and I have one
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in "Fizzle 3," Fizzles, p. 26, Grove Press (1976).
  • 158.
    Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Estragon, in Waiting for Godot, act 1 (1952, trans. 1954).
  • 159.
    Don't touch me! Don't question me! Don't speak to me! Stay with me!
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Estragon, in Waiting for Godot, act 2.

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  • 160.
    In the umbra, the tunnel, when the mind went wombtomb, then it was real thought and real living, living thought.
    Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Beckett's first novel; published after the author's death. The narrator, in Dream of Fair to Middling Women, p. 45, The Black Cat Press, Dublin (1992).
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