As between these two, the need that in its haste to be abolished cannot pause to be stated and the need that is the absolute predi cament of particular human identity, one does not presume to suggest a relation of worth. Yet the distinction is perhaps not idle, for it is from the failure to make it that proceeds the common rejection as "obscure" of most that is significant in modern music, painting and literature.

Samuel Beckett art literature obscurity

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The trouble with her was she had never been really born!

Samuel Beckett childhood death

There's no lack of void.

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The child hand raised to reach the holding hand. Hold the old holding hand. Hold and be held.

Samuel Beckett childhood companionship

I know those little phrases that seem so innocuous and, once you let them in, pollute the whole of speech. Nothing is more real th an nothing. They rise up out of the pit and know no rest until they drag you down into its dark.

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Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But I wouldn't want them back. Not with the fire in me now.

Samuel Beckett youth aging