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    He wrote my favorite play! Endgame is hilarious. I would play the shit up out some Clov.
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    “All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”


    “Memories are killing. So you must not think of certain things, of those that are dear to you, or rather you must think of them, for if you don’t there is the danger of finding them, in your mind, little by little.”

    “I always thought old age would be a writer’s best chance. Whenever I read the late work of Goethe or W. B. Yeats I had the impertinence to identify with it. Now, my memory’s gone, all the old fluency’s disappeared. I don’t write a single sentence without saying to myself, ‘It’s a lie!’ So I know I was right. It’s the best chance I’ve ever had.”

    “Art has nothing to do with clarity, does not dabble in the clear and does not make clear”

    “The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh. Let us not then speak ill of our generation, it is not any unhappier than its predecessors.”

    “And truly it little matters what I say, this or that or any other thing. Saying is inventing. Wrong, very rightly wrong. You invent nothing, you think you are inventing, you think you are escaping, and all you do is stammer out your lesson, the remnants of a pensum one day got by heart and long forgotten, life without tears, as it is wept. ”

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    Quote Originally Posted by suedehead View Post
    Bump.
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    I have by no means analyzed his work/him that much, but I always thought ILI for him. He kind of VIs like David Cronenberg, who I have typed ILI as well [thread].

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    Some people have typed him as LII. I really am curious as to what their argument is since i'm not particularly sold on Fe polr: he easily creates mood in his writing
    "Inasmuch as it is nothing but pure communicability, every face, even the most noble and beautiful, is always suspended on the edge of an abyss"

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