Literary Birthday – 13 April – Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett was born 13 April 1906, and died 22 December 1989.

11 Samuel Beckett Quotes

  1. My mistakes are my life.
  2. 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.
  3. We are all born mad. Some remain so.
  4. What do I know of man’s destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.
  5. I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them.
  6. Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
  7. What is that unforgettable line?
  8. Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile… a stain upon the silence.
  9. How hideous is the semicolon.
  10. Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
  11. Words are all we have.

Samuel Beckett was an Irish author best known for his plays, but he also wrote novels and for radio and television. He is most famous for writing Waiting for Godot. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 13th April 2013