Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Samuel Beckett
I know those little phrases that seem so innocuous and, once you let them in, pollute the whole of speech. Nothing is more real than nothing. They rise up out of the pit and know no rest until they drag you down into its dark.
Samuel Beckett (1906–1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Malone, in Malone Dies, p. 16, Grove Press (1970).
The italicized phrase in this passage, "Nothing is more real than nothing," is attributed to Democritus of Abdera.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.