Quotation by Samuel Beckett

To be an artist is to fail, as no other dare fail, that failure is his world and the shrink from desertion, art and craft, good housekeeping, living.
Samuel Beckett (1906–1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. "Three Dialogues," by Samuel Beckett and Georges Duthuit, p. 21, in Samuel Beckett: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. Martin Esslin, Prentice-Hall (1965).
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