by Samuel Beckett
Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Endgame.
Language and Communication Quotes
HAMM Nature has forgotten us. CLOV There's no more nature. HAMM No more nature! You exaggerate. CLOV In the vicinity. (1.103-106)
Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes
HAMM What have you done with your bicycle-wheels? CLOV I never had a bicycle. HAMM The thing is impossible. CLOV When there were still bicycles, I wept to have one. I crawled at your feet. You told...
HAMM Me— (he yawns) —to play. (He holds the handkerchief spread out before him.) Old stancher! (1.2)
CLOV (fixed gaze, tonelessly) Finished, it's finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished. (Pause.) Grain upon grain, one by one, suddenly there's a heap, a little heap, the impossible hea...
HAMM Can there be misery— (he yawns) —loftier than mine? No doubt. Formerly. But now? (Pause.) My father? (Pause.) My mother? (Pause.) My…dog? (Pause.) Oh I am willing to believe...
HAMM And yet I hesitate, I hesitate to…to end. Yes, there it is, it's time it ended and yes I hesitate to— (he yawns) —to end. (1.2)
HAMM And your rounds? When you inspected my paupers. Always on foot? (1.72)
Philosophical Viewpoints: The Absurd Quotes
Clov goes and stands under window left. Stiff, staggering walk. He looks up at window left. He turns and looks at window right. He goes and stands under window right. He looks up at window right. H...
Life, Consciousness, Existence Quotes
CLOV All life long the same questions, the same answers. (1.29)