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Quote Left Birth was the death of him. Quote Right
Quote Left Vladimir: That passed the time.
Estragon: It would have passed in any case.
Vladimir: Yes, but not so rapidly.
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Quote Left Allusion has been made to [Proust's] contempt for the literature that 'describes,' for the realists and naturalists worshipping the offal of e... Quote Right
Quote Left Vladimir That passed the time. Estragon It would have passed in any case. Vladimir Yes, but not so rapidly. Quote Right
Quote Left To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. Quote Right
Quote Left Never but the one matter. The dead and gone. The dying and going. From the word go. Quote Right
Quote Left 'To my thinking' boomed the Professor, begging the question as usual, 'the greatest triumph of the human mind was the calculation of Neptune f... Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful. Quote Right
Quote Left We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much? Quote Right
Quote Left There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet. Quote Right
Quote Left Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes Than the first four hours of a diet. Quote Right
Quote Left Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Quote Right
Quote Left Make sense who may. I switch off. Quote Right
Quote Left My characters have nothing. I'm working with impotence, ignorance... that whole zone of being that has always been set aside by artists as something unusable - something by definition incompatible with art. Quote Right
Quote Left The time is perhaps not altogether too green for the vile suggestion that art has nothing to do with clarity, does not dabble in the clear and... Quote Right
Quote Left We are all born mad. Some remain so. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left I am being given, if I may venture the expression, birth into death, such is my impression. The feet are clear already, of the great cunt of e... Quote Right
Quote Left The confusion is not my invention. We cannot listen to a conversation for five minutes without being aware of the confusion. It is all around us and our only chance now is to let it in. The only chance of renovation is to open our eyes and see the mess. It is not a mess you can make sense of. Quote Right
Quote Left Fail, fail again, fail better. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world. Quote Right
Quote Left All life long, the same questions, the same answers. Quote Right
Quote Left Ah earth you old extinguisher. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The major sin is the sin of being born. Quote Right
Quote Left An imaginative adventure does not enjoy the same corsets as reportage. Quote Right
Quote Left No painting is more replete than Mondrian's. Quote Right
Quote Left I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them. Quote Right
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