This month in history: Samuel Beckett wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Samuel BeckettAwarded the Nobel Prize for Literature inOctober 1969 Here we look back at theThe life of an Irishman and his most well-known quotes.

Born inFoxrock, Dublin in1906 BeckettHe spent the majority of his adult life in this state. inFrance, writing inHe speaks both French and English. He was one of the main writers associated with “The Theatre of the Absurd,” a selection of mainly European playwrights known forThey each have their own plays of absurdist literature.

Works within “The Theatre of the Absurd” explore what happens when human existence has no meaning or purpose, showing theProgress from logical communication to theIrrational and illogical eventually lead to silence. A lot of Beckett’s work focused on man’s failure to overcome absurdity inThe best thing about life is the people you love. inParticular.

His most famous works include Murphy (1938) and Waiting for Godot (1953), Krapp’s Last Tape (1958), and Happy Days (1961).

He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in1969, theHe is named by the selection committeeforHis writings, which-inForms for theDrama and novelin the”The modern man becomes destitution.”

One of these days, we celebrate theMost influential writers the20th century, one of the last modernists, we’ve compiled some of his best quotes, often coupling a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, with black comedy and gallows humor.

Best Samuel Beckett quotes:

1. “The end is in theYou can’t stop starting, but you keep going.”

2. 2. forBlaming your boots on him theHis feet are the fault.”

(Waiting forGodot, 1953.

3. “No, I do not regret being born. It is a tiresome and long-winding business that I have always found.”

(From an abandoned project.)

4. “We are all born mad. Some remain so.”

(Waiting forGodot, 1953.

5. “I can’t go on. I’ll go on.”

(Waiting forGodot, 1953.

6. “All of old. Nothing else. It has never been attempted. You’ve failed. You don’t have to give up. You can try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

(Worstward Ho, 1983.)

7. “You’re on Earth, there’s no cure for that!”

(Endgame 1957.

8. “Birth was the death of him.”

(A Piece of Monologue, “Three Occasional Pieces”, 1982.)

9. “Any fool can make a blind eye, but who knows what?” the ostrich sees in theSand.

(Murphy 1938.

10. “Words are the clothes thoughts wear.”

*Originally published inDecember 2015, Updated inOctober 2020.

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