Samuel Beckett Quotes

Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.

Silence Quotes, Worth Quotes

Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it.

Thought Quotes, Wonder Quotes

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

Silence Quotes


I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.

Silence Quotes

Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.

Silence Quotes

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

Business Quotes, Regret Quotes

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter.

Memories Quotes

Do we mean love, when we say love?

Love Quotes

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

Love Quotes

I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning.

Life Quotes, Beginning Quotes, Exercise Quotes

Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.

Humanity Quotes, Intelligence Quotes

Let me go to hell, that's all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.

Hell Quotes

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

Happiness Quotes

Habit is a great deadener.

Great Quotes, Habit Quotes

What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.

Destiny Quotes

Birth was the death of him.

Death Quotes, Birth Quotes

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

Birth Quotes

All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.

Beginning Quotes

Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick.

Rich Quotes