Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. Samuel Beckett Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic Silence is golden Silence Words Language Author Samuel Beckett Source Vogue Medium Magazine Language English Time 1969 1960s 20th century Occupation Playwright Writer From Ireland Europe Authentication Score 3 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation Beckett, Samuel. "Samuel Beckett Talks About Beckett." Vogue, Dec. 1969. Citation text copied to clipboard.