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High Time For a Pause

“It was high time for a pause to ensue and a long one did.”
Samuel Beckett, Echo’s Bones


Saying Nothing Or Preferring One

Samuel Beckett, Echo’s Bones

A quantity of phrases presented themselves to Zaborovna, who thus to her annoyance found herself faced with the alternative of saying nothing or preferring one.

Phantom Books

From a Notebook Lost: The Same and The Other 43

Overwhelmed am I by my woe and sorrow and sadness. In constant pain and grief, I mourn the day I was brought into an existence and give an essence. 533 more words

Unspeakable Trajectory

Samuel Beckett, Dream of Fair to Middling Women

The experience of my reader shall be between the phrases, in the silence, communicated by the intervals, not the terms, of the statement, between the flowers that cannot coexist, the antitheyical (nothing so simple as antithetical) seasons of words, his experience shall be the menace, the miracle, the memory, of an unspeakable trajectory.

Phantom Books

2014 U.S. Open, Part II

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”

—from “Worstward Ho”
by Samuel Beckett (1906–1989) 1,017 more words

Things To See

From a Notebook Lost: The Same and The Other 42

Is this continuum contingent on a goal, point, reason, meaning, purpose? Do I set the confines of this problem, situation? Have I set the boundaries which cannot be crossed and nothing set up against them? 313 more words

To Be Or Perhaps Not

Hamlet, The Soliloquy (as ad-libbed by Bertie Wooster):

Well, I am dashed if I know whether I can go on like this or not.
I mean, is it better, do you think, to put up with being plagued by Aunts, and what not, … 852 more words