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Quotation by Samuel Beckett
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The pendulum oscillates between these two terms: Suffering—that opens a window on the real and is the main condition of the artistic experience, and Boredom ... that must be considered as the most tolerable because the most durable of human evils.
Samuel Beckett (1906–1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1931. Proust, p. 16, Grove Press (1957).
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