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Samuel Beckett

Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

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    Humbly to ask a favour of people who are on the point of knocking your brains out sometimes produces good results.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    Saul was very angry, for this saying displeased him. He said, -They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed thousands; what more can he have but the kingdom? So Saul eyed David from that day on.
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 18:8-9.

    The within, all that inner space one never sees, the brain and the heart and other caverns where thought and feeling dance their sabbath.
    —Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)