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Vladimir Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Vladimir
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“I’m glad to see you back. I thought you were gone forever.”
Samuel Beckett
author
Waiting for Godot
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Estragon
Vladimir
characters
friendship
gladness
returning home
concepts
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Estragon: “You’re sure it was this evening?” Vladimir: “What?” Estragon: “That we were to wait.” Vladimir: “He said Saturday. (Pause.) I think.”
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“Was I sleeping, while the others suffered? Am I sleeping now? Tomorrow, when I wake, or think I do, what shall I say of today?”
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Vladimir: “He didn’t say for sure he’d come.” Estragon: “And if he doesn’t come?” Vladimir: “We’ll come back tomorrow.” Estragon: “And then the day after tomorrow.” Vladimir: “Possibly.” Estragon: “And so on.” Vladimir: “The point is—” Estragon: “Until he comes.” Vladimir: “You’re merciless.” Estragon: “We came here yesterday.” Vladimir: “Ah no, there you’re mistaken.”
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“Let us not waste our time in idle discourse! Let us do something, while we have the chance....at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it before it is too late! Let us represent worthily for once the foul brood to which a cruel fate consigned us! What do you say?”
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Vladimir: “Well? What do we do?” Estragon: “Don’t let’s do anything. It’s safer”
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“Why are we here, that is the question? And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer. Yes, in this immense confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Godot to come...We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment.”
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“You are human beings none the less. As far as one can see. Of the same species as myself. (He bursts into an enormous laugh.) Of the same species as Pozzo! Made in God’s image! ”
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Estragon: “Let’s go.” Vladimir: “We can’t.” Estragon: “Why not?” Vladimir: “We’re waiting for Godot.”
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“We wait. We are bored. 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. ...In an instant, all will vanish and we’ll be alone once more, in the midst of nothingness.”

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