Zitate von Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett Foto
3  0

Samuel Beckett

Geburtstag: 13. April 1906
Todesdatum: 22. Dezember 1989

Werbung

Samuel Barclay Beckett war ein irischer Schriftsteller. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts und wurde 1969 mit dem Nobelpreis für Literatur ausgezeichnet. Sein bekanntestes Werk ist „Warten auf Godot“ , das am 5. Januar 1953 in Paris uraufgeführt wurde. Die erste Aufführung im deutschsprachigen Raum fand am 8. September 1953 im Schlossparktheater Berlin statt.

Beckett war zunächst britischer, nach der Unabhängigkeit Irlands 1921 dann irischer Staatsbürger, lebte aber seit 1937 ständig in Frankreich. Seine ersten Texte verfasste er in englischer Sprache, in seiner mittleren und fruchtbarsten Phase schrieb er überwiegend französisch, später wechselte er zwischen beiden Sprachen, oft von Text zu Text, und übersetzte seine Werke häufig selbst in die jeweils andere Sprache.

Ähnliche Autoren

Bram Stoker Foto
Bram Stoker6
Irischer Schriftsteller
Edmund Burke Foto
Edmund Burke9
Schriftsteller, Staatsphilosoph und Politiker
Alexander Issajewitsch Solschenizyn Foto
Alexander Issajewitsch Solschenizyn12
russischer Schriftsteller, Dramatiker, Historiker und Lit...
Oscar Wilde Foto
Oscar Wilde294
irischer Schriftsteller
Jonathan Swift Foto
Jonathan Swift10
englisch-irischer Schriftsteller und Satiriker
Isaac Bashevis Singer Foto
Isaac Bashevis Singer8
polnisch-US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Literaturno...
William Blake Foto
William Blake9
englischer Maler und Dichter
Carl Zuckmayer Foto
Carl Zuckmayer7
deutscher Schriftsteller
Robert Walser Foto
Robert Walser5
deutschsprachiger Schweizer Schriftsteller
Thomas Kling1
deutscher Lyriker

Zitate Samuel Beckett

Werbung

„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.

„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.

„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 "Beckett and Failure", in Realism, Issue 5 (June 2011) http://www.hypocritereader.com/5/beckett-and-failure

„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.

Werbung

„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.

„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.

„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.

„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.

Werbung

„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.

„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.

„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.

Nächster
Die heutige Jubiläen
Adolf Hitler Foto
Adolf Hitler20
deutscher Diktator 1889 - 1945
Joan Miró Foto
Joan Miró6
spanischer (katalanischer) Maler 1893 - 1983
Bram Stoker Foto
Bram Stoker6
Irischer Schriftsteller 1847 - 1912
William Burges Foto
William Burges
britischer Architekt (Neugotik) und Designer 1827 - 1881
Weitere 66 heute Jubiläen
Ähnliche Autoren
Bram Stoker Foto
Bram Stoker6
Irischer Schriftsteller
Edmund Burke Foto
Edmund Burke9
Schriftsteller, Staatsphilosoph und Politiker
Alexander Issajewitsch Solschenizyn Foto
Alexander Issajewitsch Solschenizyn12
russischer Schriftsteller, Dramatiker, Historiker und Lit...
Oscar Wilde Foto
Oscar Wilde294
irischer Schriftsteller
Jonathan Swift Foto
Jonathan Swift10
englisch-irischer Schriftsteller und Satiriker