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Live and invent. I have tried. I must have tried. Invent. It is not the word. Neither is to live. No matter. I have tried. (...) I say living without knowing what it is. I tried to live without knowing what I was trying. Perhaps I have lived afterall, without knowing.

Malone Dies
If there is one question I dread, to which I have never been able to invent a satisfactory reply, it is the question what am I doing.

Molloy
It's so nice to know where you're going, in the early stages. It almost rids you of the wish to go there.

Molloy
We wait. We are bored. (He throws up his hand.) No, don't protest, we are bored to death, there's no denying it. Good. A diversion comes along and what do we do? We let it go to waste. Come, let's get to work! (He advances towards the heap, stops in his stride.) In an instant all will vanish and we'll be alone more, in the midst of nothingness!

Waiting for Godot
If you don't know where you are currently standing, you're dead.

Happy Days
The Tuesday scowls, the Wednesday growls, the Thursday curses, the Friday howls, the Saturday snores, the Sunday yawns, the Monday morns, the Monday morns. The whacks, the moans, the cracks, the groans, the welts, the squeaks, the belts, the shrieks, the pricks, the prayers, the kicks, the tears, the skelps, and the yelps.

Watt
Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.

Great Expectations
My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.

David Copperfield
Each life is a game of chess that went to hell on the seventh move.

Money
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