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Sign: New York - Library Walk - Quote from Samuel Beckett’s play "Waiting for Godot"

30-98 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017, USA
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Vladimer: What do they say?
Estragon: They talk about their lives.
Vladimer: To have lived is not enough for them.
Estragon: They have to talk about it.
Vladimer: To be dead is not enough for them.
Estragon: It is not sufficient.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Waiting for Godot

[Gregg LeFevre Signature]
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The Library Walk, is a venture launched in 1996 by the New York Public Library, Grand Central Partnership and New Yorker Magazine, in which are embedded in bronze plaques quotes from well-known books, or those dealing with books and literature. The panels designed by artist Gregg LeFevre were laid in 1998 from the New York Public Library building along 41st Street.

The plaque features a quote from Irish playwright Samuel Beckett’s play "Waiting for Godot." The quote is a dialogue between Estragon and Vladimir in the second act of the play dealing with life and death.

The plaque features the naked tree that will bloom in the second act, and Estragon and Vladimir who lead the dialogue.

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