Quotation by Samuel Beckett

The essential is to go on squirming forever at the end of the line, as long as there are waters and banks and ravening in heaven a sporting God to plague his creature, per pro his chosen shits.
Samuel Beckett (1906–1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1958. The narrator, in The Unnamable, p. 71, Grove Press (1970).

Beckett's metaphor compares man to a hooked fish; the word "line" in the quotation refers to a fishing line.
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