Samuel Beckett was an Irish novelist, poet, playwright, and theatre director known for his avant-garde, darkly comic, absurdist work. He received the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature.
"We wait. We are bored. (He throws up his hand.) 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!"