Asad Butt/Favorite Quotes

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Quotes from Samuel Beckett

  • "Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness."
  • "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
  • "We are all born mad. Some remain so."
  • "I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them."
  • "If you do not love me I shall not be loved. If I do not love you I shall not love."
  • "You're on earth. There's no cure for that."
  • POZZO: "The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh. (He laughs.) Let us not then speak ill of our generation, it is not any unhappier than its predecessors. (Pause.) Let us not speak well of it either. (Pause.) Let us not speak of it at all. (Pause. Judiciously.) It is true the population has increased."
  • "That's how it is on this bitch of an earth. "

Brecht's poem, "To Posterity"

I came to the cities in a time of disorder
When hunger ruled.
I came among men in a time of uprising
And I revolted with them.
So the time passed away
Which on earth was given me.

I ate my food between massacres.
The shadow of murder lay upon my sleep.
And when I loved, I loved with indifference.
I looked upon nature with impatience.
So the time passed away
Which on earth was given me.

In my time streets led to the quicksand.
Speech betrayed me to the slaughterer.
There was little I could do. But without me
The rulers would have been more secure. This was my hope.

Read complete poem here

From George Orwell's "1984"

'It was only an 'opeless fancy,
It passed like an Ipril dye,
But a look an' a word an' the dreams they stirred
They 'ave stolen my 'eart awye!
They sye that time 'eals all things,
They sye you can always forget;
But the smiles an' the tears acrorss the years
They twist my 'eart-strings yet!'



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