Quotes of Samuel Beckett

“ Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ We are all born mad. Some remain so. ”

- Samuel Beckett

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

- Samuel Beckett

“ Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it’s the most comical thing in the world. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ”

- Samuel Beckett

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

- Samuel Beckett

“ Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ We are all born mad. Some remain so. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ If you do not love me I shall not be loved if I do not love you I shall not love. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ Dance first, think later. ”

- Samuel Beckett

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

- Samuel Beckett

“ You're on Earth. There's no cure for that. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ The end is in the beginning and yet you go on. ”

- Samuel Beckett

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

- Samuel Beckett

“ No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ I can't go on, I'll go on. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ I always thought old age would be a writer’s best chance. Whenever I read the late work of Goethe or W. B. Yeats I had the impertinence to identify with it. Now, my memory’s gone, all the old fluency’s disappeared. I don’t write a single sentence without saying to myself, ‘It’s a lie!’ So I know I was right. It’s the best chance I’ve ever had. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ Words are the clothes thoughts wear. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ It is suicide to be abroad. But what it is to be at home, ... what it is to be at home? A lingering dissolution. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ In the name of Bacon will you chicken me up that egg. Shall I swallow cavephantoms? ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ If you do not love me I shall not be loved. If I do not love you I shall not love. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ The end is in the beginning and yet you go on. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ The only sin is the sin of being born ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ Ah earth you old extinguisher. ”

- Samuel Beckett
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