Inspirational Samuel Beckett Quotes

Samuel Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist. Below is a list of Inspirational Samuel Beckett Quotes.

Samuel Beckett Quotes
Samuel Beckett Quotes

Samuel Beckett Quotes

“All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
― Samuel Beckett

“We are all born mad. Some remain so.”
― Samuel Beckett

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

“My mistakes are my life.”
― Samuel Beckett

“You’re on Earth. There’s no cure for that.”
― Samuel Beckett

“Spend the years of learning squandering
Courage for the years of wandering
Through a world politely turning
From the loutishness of learning.”
― Samuel Beckett

“They never lynch children, babies, no matter what they do they are whitewashed in advance.”
― Samuel Beckett

“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.”
― Samuel Beckett

“The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.”
― Samuel Beckett

“I’m like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget.”
― Samuel Beckett

“I can’t go on, I’ll go on.”
― Samuel Beckett

“Don’t wait to be hunted to hide, that was always my motto.”
― Samuel Beckett

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

“They were most correct, according to their god.”
― Samuel Beckett

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

“Don’t touch me! Don’t question me! Don’t speak to me! Stay with me!”
― Samuel Beckett

“Nothing is more real than nothing.”
― Samuel Beckett

“It is rare that the feeling of absurdity is not followed by the feeling of necessity … it is rare that the feeling of necessity is not followed by the feeling of absurdity.”
― Samuel Beckett

“I felt ill at ease with all this air about me, lost before the confusion of innumerable prospects.”
― Samuel Beckett

“Memories are killing. So you must not think of certain things, of those that are dear to you, or rather you must think of them, for if you don’t there is the danger of finding them, in your mind, little by little.”
― Samuel Beckett

“Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s awful.”
Samuel Beckett

“The earth makes a sound as of sighs and the last drops fall from the emptied cloudless sky. A small boy, stretching out his hands and looking up at the blue sky, asked his mother how such a thing was possible. Fuck off, she said.”
― Samuel Beckett

“There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the faults of his feet.”
― Samuel Beckett

“Bid us sigh on from day to day,
And wish and wish the soul away,
Till youth and genial years are flown,
And all the life of life is gone.”
― Samuel Beckett

“Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But I wouldn’t want them back. Not with the fire in me now. No, I wouldn’t want them back.”
― Samuel Beckett

“I use the words you taught me. If they don’t mean anything any more, teach me others. Or let me be silent.”
― Samuel Beckett

“Personally of course I regret everything. Not a word, not a deed, not a thought, not a need, not a grief, not a joy, not a girl, not a boy, not a doubt, not a trust, not a scorn, not a lust, not a hope, not a fear, not a smile, not a tear, not a name, not a face, no time, no place, that I do not regret, exceedingly. An ordure, from beginning to end.”
― Samuel Beckett

“For the only way one can speak of nothing is to speak of it as though it were something, just as the only way one can speak of God is to speak of him as though he were a man, which to be sure he was, in a sense, for a time, and as the only way one can speak of man, even our anthropologists have realized that, is to speak of him as though he were a termite.”
― Samuel Beckett

1 Comment


  1. Namaste!
    Thankyou so much for reading my posts and appreciating them.
    You made me fall in love with Samuel Beckett, slowly but altogether.
    Thankyou for writing this post, the quote collection is amazing. 🙂
    I’ll be spamming you a little. (Thankyou!).
    Happy Last Days Of June. 🙂

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