"Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason."
"For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these : " It might have been ! ""
John Greenleaf Whittier
"Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of Man."
"The higher we soar, the smaller we seem to those who cannot fly."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
The Rocking Cradle
"I always try to write on the principal of the iceberg. There is seven-eights of it under water for every part that shows. Anything you know you can eliminate and it only strengthens your iceberg. It is the part that doesn't show."
Never Make A Fool of Me
"The moment of change is the only poem."
Essay on Godot
"Astride of a grave and a difficult birth. Down in the hole, lingeringly , the grave digger puts on the forceps. We have time to grow old. The air is full of our cries. But habit is a great deadener."
Samuel-Beckett (Waiting for Godot)
"Life is a grotesque practical joke constantly pulling away chairs from under Man's dignity and reason. Nothing is sane , reality is a hall of distorting mirrors reflecting the grimness of our own pretensions."
Samuel Barclay Beckett
"I take no sides. I am interested in the shape of ideas. There is a wonderful sentence in Augustine: ‘Do not despair; one of the thieves was saved. Do not presume; one of the thieves was damned.’ That sentence has a wonderful shape. It is the shape that matters."
The one fundamental behind all Beckett’s works is the ancient tragic knowledge which has been revived by the absurd of man’s Solitude , Imprisonment and Pain in an intolerable universe that is indifferent to this suffering.
Some of my short stories in Farsi are here :
Chah o Ah Parvaneye Shamae Tisheye Yakhi
Taneshe SarveRaede Sokout Yek Rayehe Sang o Mahigir
A Glossary of Some Literary Terms
Art as Technique
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."