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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

  

by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot Time Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Line) Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.

Quote #10

VLADIMIR
How they've changed!
ESTRAGON
Who?
VLADIMIR
Those two. (1.709-11)

Vladimir’s comment suggests that Pozzo and Lucky appear every day, a part of what we have already guessed to be his and Estragon’s cyclical routine.

Quote #11

ESTRAGON
(violently) You let me alone. (Advancing, to the Boy.) Do you know what time it is?
BOY
(recoiling) It's not my fault, Sir. (1.745-6)

Estragon berates the Boy for being late, an odd criticism coming from a man who seems to have no sense of time himself.

Quote #12

VLADIMIR
A dog came in the kitchen
And stole a crust of bread.
Then cook up with a ladle
And beat him till he was dead.

Then all the dogs came running
And dug the dog a tomb–

He stops, broods, resumes:

Then all the dogs came running
And dug the dog a tomb
And wrote upon the tombstone
For the eyes of dogs to come:

A dog came in the kitchen
And stole a crust of bread.
Then cook up with a ladle
And beat him till he was dead.

Then all the dogs came running
And dug the dog a tomb– (2.1)

Vladimir’s song reflects the cyclic nature of time in Waiting for Godot.

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