Samuel Beckett, in my opinion anyway, is one of the most thought provoking writers. He must surely be one of the most quoted and, bearing in mind my references to Dante in a previous post, I have to remind you of Beckett’s comment
All I want to do is sit on my ass and fart and think of Dante.
But possibly my two favourite quotes of his are
Words are the clothes thoughts wear.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
The latter is on the wall in my study beneath a portrait of Beckett – something to inspire me when my thoughts are naked.