Classic · Excerpt · Fiction · Irish Culture · Irish Literature · Modernism · Passage · Quote · Theatre of the Absurd

Samuel Beckett

And truly it little matters what I say, this or that or any other thing. Saying is inventing. Wrong, very rightly wrong. You invent nothing, you think you are inventing, you think you are escaping, and all you do is stammer out your lesson, the remnants of a pensum one day got by heart and long forgotten, life without tears, as it is wept.  ― Samuel Beckett, Molloy. (Grove Press January 12, 1994) Originally published 1951.

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