Samuel Beckett Quotes About Tan

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"I am in my mother's room. It's I who live there now. I don't know how I got there. Perhaps in an ambulance, certainly a vehicle of some kind. I was helped. I'd never have got there alone. There's this man who comes every week. Perhaps I got there thanks to him. He says not. He gives me money and takes away the pages. So many pages,so much money. Yes, I work now, a little like I used to, except that I don't know how to work any more. That doesn't matter apparently. What I'd like now is to speak of the things that are left, say my good-byes, finish dying. They don't want that. Yes, there is more than one, apparently. But it's always the same one that comes. You'll do that later, he says. Good. The truth is I haven't much will left. When he comes for the fresh pages he brings back the previous week's. They are marked with signs I don't understand ... Here's my beginning. It must mean something, or they wouldn't keep it. Here it is." ~ Samuel Beckett
"Europeans have depth but not distance while North Americans have distance but not depth." ~ Samuel Beckett
"And yet sometimes it seems to me I am there, among the incriminated scenes, tottering under the attributes peculiar to the lords of creation ... Yes, more than once I almost took myself for the other, all but suffered after his fashion, the space of an instant." ~ Samuel Beckett
"The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh." ~ Samuel Beckett
"They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more." ~ Samuel Beckett
"But even them, my pains, I understand ill. That must come from my not being all pain and nothing else. There's the rub. Then they recede, or I, till they fill me with amaze and wonder, seen from a better planet. Not often, but I ask no more. Catch-cony life! To be nothing but pain, how that would simplify matters! Omnidolent! Impious dream." ~ Samuel Beckett
"Nu cunosteam cantecul, nu-l auzisem niciodata inainte si nu-l voi mai auzi niciodata. Imi amintesc doar ca era vorba de niste lamai sau portocali, nu mai stiu precis, si pentru mine asta-i un succes, c-am retinut ca era vorba de lamai, sau de portocali, caci din alte cantece pe care le-auzisem in viata mea, si-am auzit destule, caci este fizic imposibil s-ar zice, sa traiesti, chiar si asa cum traiam eu, fara sa auzi cantecele, exceptandu-i pe surzi, nu retinusem absolut nimic, niciun cuvant, nicio nota, sau atat de putine cuvinte, atat de putine note ca, ca ce, ca nimic, fraza asta a durat destul." ~ Samuel Beckett
"We spend our life, it's ours, trying to bring together in the same instant a ray of sunshine and a free bench" ~ Samuel Beckett
"We wait. We are bored. (He throws up his hand.) No, don't protest, we are bored to death, there's no denying it. Good. A diversion comes along and what do we do? We let it go to waste. Come, let's get to work! (He advances towards the heap, stops in his stride.) In an instant all will vanish and we'll be alone more, in the midst of nothingness!" ~ Samuel Beckett
"My dear Tom,Delighted to get your letter. Do write again. This life is terrible and I don't understand how it can be endured." ~ Samuel Beckett
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Language also encodes our past. We want to know who we are. To know who we are, we have to know who we used to be. Consequently, our literature, written in the past, anchors us in that past."
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