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Сэмюэл Беккет

Дата рождения: 13. Апрель 1906
Дата смерти: 22. Декабрь 1989

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Сэ́мюэл Бáркли Бе́ккет — ирландский писатель, поэт и драматург. Представитель модернизма в литературе. Один из основоположников театра абсурда. Получил всемирную известность как автор пьесы «В ожидании Годо» , одного из самых значительных произведений мировой драматургии XX века. Лауреат Нобелевской премии по литературе 1969 года. Имея ирландский паспорт, большую часть жизни прожил в Париже, писал на английском и французском языках.

Цитаты Сэмюэл Беккет

„Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

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„Watch wound and buried by the watchmaker, before he died, whose ruined works will one day speak of God, to the worms.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: My life, my life, now I speak of it as of something over, now as of a joke which still goes on, and it is neither, for at the same time it is over and it goes on, and is there any tense for that? Watch wound and buried by the watchmaker, before he died, whose ruined works will one day speak of God, to the worms.

„What makes me weep so? From time to time. There is nothing saddening here.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: The tears stream down my cheeks from my unblinking eyes. What makes me weep so? From time to time. There is nothing saddening here. Perhaps it is liquefied brain.

„Nohow less. Nohow worse. Nohow naught. Nohow on.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: Enough. Sudden enough. Sudden all far. No move and sudden all far. All least. Three pins. One pinhole. In dimmost dim. Vasts apart. At bounds of boundless void. Whence no farther. Best worse no farther. Nohow less. Nohow worse. Nohow naught. Nohow on.

„They didn’t say in so many words that I was as well as I would ever be, but that was the implication.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: I didn’t feel well, but they told me I was well enough. They didn’t say in so many words that I was as well as I would ever be, but that was the implication.

„I did my best to go in a circle, hoping in this way to go in a straight line.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: Having heard, or more probably read somewhere, in the days when I thought I would be well advised to educate myself, or amuse myself, or stupefy myself, or kill time, that when a man in a forest thinks he is going forward in a straight line, in reality he is going in a circle, I did my best to go in a circle, hoping in this way to go in a straight line. For I stopped being half-witted and became sly, whenever I took the trouble … and if I did not go in a rigorously straight line, with my system of going in a circle, at least I did not go in a circle, and that was something.

„Personally of course I regret everything.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: 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. Part I, p. 37

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„Let me cry out then, it's said to be good for you. Yes let me cry out, this time, then another time perhaps, then perhaps a last time.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: To decompose is to live too, I know, I know, don't torment me, but one sometimes forgets. And of that life too I shall tell you perhaps one day, the day I know that when I thought I knew I was merely existing and that passion without form or stations will have devoured me down to the rotting flesh itself and that when I know that I know nothing, am only crying out as I have always cried out, more or less piercingly, more or less openly. Let me cry out then, it's said to be good for you. Yes let me cry out, this time, then another time perhaps, then perhaps a last time.

„By nature I mean here, like the naïvest realist, a composite of perceiver and perceived, not a datum, an experience.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: By nature I mean here, like the naïvest realist, a composite of perceiver and perceived, not a datum, an experience. All I wish to suggest is that the tendency and accomplishment of this painting are fundamentally those of previous painting, straining to enlarge the statement of a compromise. Also quoted in [http://www.hypocritereader.com/5/beckett-and-failure "Beckett and Failure", in Realism, Issue 5 (June 2011)]

„I wish them all an atrocious life and then the fires and ice of hell and in the execrable generations to come an honoured name.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: Let me say before I go any further that I forgive nobody. I wish them all an atrocious life and then the fires and ice of hell and in the execrable generations to come an honoured name.

„I was not made for the great light that devours, a dim lamp was all I had been given, and patience without end, to shine it on the empty shadows.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: I was not made for the great light that devours, a dim lamp was all I had been given, and patience without end, to shine it on the empty shadows. I was a solid in the midst of other solids.

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„I am such a good man, at bottom, such a good man, how is it that nobody ever noticed it?“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: Or I might be able to catch one, a little girl for example, and half strangle her, three quarters, until she promises to give me my stick, give me soup, empty my pots, kiss me, fondle me, smile to me, give me my hat, stay with me, follow the hearse weeping into her handkerchief, that would be nice. I am such a good man, at bottom, such a good man, how is it that nobody ever noticed it?

„Living souls, you will see how alike they are.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: I don’t know why I told this story. I could just as well have told another. Perhaps some other time I’ll be able to tell another. Living souls, you will see how alike they are.

„I have never been disappointed, and I often was in the early days, without feeling at the same time, or a moment later, an undeniable relief.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: Yes, I don’t know why, but I have never been disappointed, and I often was in the early days, without feeling at the same time, or a moment later, an undeniable relief.

„For had I been able to conceive something worse than what I had I would have known no peace until I got it, if I know anything about myself.“

— Samuel Beckett
Context: Anything worse than what I do, without knowing what, or why, I have never been able to conceive, and that doesn’t surprise me, for I never tried. For had I been able to conceive something worse than what I had I would have known no peace until I got it, if I know anything about myself.

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