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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 .


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Quote Left The major sin is the sin of being born. Quote Right
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Quote Left Vladimir That passed the time. Estragon It would have passed in any case. Vladimir Yes, but not so rapidly. Quote Right
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Quote Left There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet. Quote Right
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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
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Quote Left To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. Quote Right
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