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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Waiting for Godot.

Choices Quotes

VLADIMIR Two thieves, crucified at the same time as our Saviour. One— ESTRAGON Our what? VLADIMIR Our Saviour. Two thieves. One is supposed to have been saved and the other . . . (he searc...

Philosophical Viewpoints: The Absurd Quotes

(Estragon with a supreme effort succeeds in pulling off his boot. He peers inside it, feels about inside it, turns it upside down, shakes it, looks on the ground to see if anything has fallen out,...

Truth Quotes

VLADIMIR Our Saviour. Two thieves. One is supposed to have been saved and the other . . . (he searches for the contrary of saved) . . . damned. (1.64)

Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes

Estragon, sitting on a low mound, is trying to take off his boot. He pulls at it with both hands, panting. He gives up, exhausted, rests, tries again. As before. Enter Vladimir. ESTRAGON (giving...

Time Quotes

VLADIMIR Hand in hand from the top of the Eiffel Tower, among the first. We were respectable in those days. Now it's too late. They wouldn't even let us up. (Estragon tears at his boot.) What are...

Religion Quotes

VLADIMIR (musingly) The last moment . . . (He meditates.) Hope deferred maketh the something sick, who said that? (1.32)

Friendship Quotes

VLADIMIR I'm glad to see you back. I thought you were gone forever. ESTRAGON Me too. (1.4-5)

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

VLADIMIR Our Saviour. Two thieves. One is supposed to have been saved and the other . . . (he searches for the contrary of saved) . . . damned. (1.64)

Suffering Quotes

VLADIMIR And they didn't beat you? ESTRAGON Beat me? Certainly they beat me. VLADIMIR The same lot as usual? ESTRAGON The same? I don't know. (1.12-15)

Mortality Quotes

ESTRAGON What's all this about? Abused who? VLADIMIR The Saviour. ESTRAGON Why? VLADIMIR Because he wouldn't save them. ESTRAGON From hell? VLADIMIR Imbecile! From death. ESTRAGON I thought...
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