Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) Irish playwright, novelist

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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. - Samuel Beckett

Habit is a great deadener. - Samuel Beckett

James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyser, trying to leave out as much as I can. - Samuel Beckett

To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something. - Samuel Beckett

Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards, I take the air there willingly, perhaps more willingly than elsewhere, when take the air I must. - Samuel Beckett

Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes Than the first four hours of a diet. - Samuel Beckett

Some are born mad. Some remain so. - Samuel Beckett

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett

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. - Samuel Beckett