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Waiting for Godot Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Waiting for Godot
  1. #1
    “I’m glad to see you back. I thought you were gone forever.”
  2. #2
    Estragon: “You’re sure it was this evening?”
    Vladimir: “What?”
    Estragon: “That we were to wait.”
    Vladimir: “He said Saturday. (Pause.) I think.”
  3. #3
    “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?”
  4. #4
    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.”
  5. #5
    “Don’t question me! The blind have no notion of time. The things of time are hidden from them too.”
  6. #6
    “For me it’s over and done with, no matter what happens.”
  1. #7
    “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.”
  2. #8
    “Ah! Why couldn’t you say so before? Why he doesn’t make himself comfortable? Let’s try and get this clear. Has he not the right to? Certainly he has. It follows that he doesn’t want to. There’s reasoning for you.”
  3. #9
    “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?”
  4. #10
    “Have you not done tormenting me with your accursed time! It’s abominable! When! When! One day, is that not enough for you, one day he went dumb, one day I went blind, one day we’ll go deaf, one day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second, is that not enough for you?”
  5. #11
    Vladimir: “Well? What do we do?”
    Estragon: “Don’t let’s do anything. It’s safer”
  6. #12
    “I’m going. (He does not move).”

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  1. #13
    “Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it’s awful!”
  2. #14
    “Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaquaqua with white beard quaquaquaqua outside time without extension who from the heights of divine apathia divine athambia divine aphasia loves us dearly with some exceptions for reasons unknown but time will tell.”
  3. #15
    “Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaquaqua with white beard quaquaquaqua outside time without extension who from the heights of divine apathia divine athambia divine aphasia loves us dearly with some exceptions for reasons unknown but time will tell.”
  4. #16
    “We are all born mad. Some remain so.”
  5. #17
    “The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh. Let us not then speak ill of our generation, it is not any unhappier than its predecessors. Let us not speak well of it either. Let us not speak of it at all. It is true the population has increased.”
  6. #18
    “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.”
  7. #19
    “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! ”
  8. #20
    Estragon: “Let’s go.”
    Vladimir: “We can’t.”
    Estragon: “Why not?”
    Vladimir: “We’re waiting for Godot.”
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