All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:710) - Samuel Beckett Worstward Ho failure perseverance
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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:683) - Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot crying inspirational
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:587) - Samuel Beckett
"We're waiting for Godot."
Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.
Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Strongly influenced by James Joyce, he is considered one of the last modernists. As an inspiration to many later writers, he is also sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists. He is one of the key writers in what Martin Esslin called the "Theatre of the Absurd". His work became increasingly minimalist in his later career.
Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, which—in new forms for the novel and drama—in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation". He was elected Saoi of Aosdána in 1984.