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Samuel Beckett Quotes and Sayings

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Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

Related topics: Positive Motivational

You're on earth.
There's no cure for that.
- Samuel Beckett

In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness.
- Samuel Beckett

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

Habit is a great deadener.
- Samuel Beckett

There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.
- Samuel Beckett

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Birth was the death of him.
- Samuel Beckett

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

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

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

We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment.
How many people can boast as much?
- Samuel Beckett

Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
- Samuel Beckett

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

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

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

I can't go on.
I'll go on.
- Samuel Beckett

I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them.
- Samuel Beckett

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

If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do
not love you I shall not love.
- Samuel Beckett

Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards.
- Samuel Beckett

Do we mean love, when we say love?
- Samuel Beckett

Words are all we have.
- Samuel Beckett

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.
- Samuel Beckett

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.
- Samuel Beckett

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

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

If I had the use of my body, I would throw it out the window.
- Samuel Beckett

That's how it is on this bitch of an earth.
- Samuel Beckett

To find a form that accommodates the mess,
that is the task of the artist now.
- Samuel Beckett

Go on failing.
Go on.
Only next time, try to fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

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

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.
- Samuel Beckett

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.
- Samuel Beckett

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu


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