#quote : Esslin on #Beckett

I was reading through a chapter on Beckett from Martin Esslin’s The Theatre of the Absurd and I found a very interesting quote:

Visual images, what we actually see and what appears to us in dreams and memories and the non-verbal consciousness of pure emotion (which, to follow Schopenhauer, one of Beckett’s favourite philosophers, is most perfectly expressed by the non-verbal art-form of music), are as vital constituents of our awareness of ourselves as words are – the words which run in an endless stream through our minds and which can be perceived as a sort of endless story we tell ourselves about ourselves.

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