Line(s) of the Day #WorstwardHo Posted on November 22, 2016 by alexraphael 11 Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. The famous quote by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett from his novella Worstward Ho (1983). Winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, Beckett was one of the most celebrated creative and influential literary minds of the 20th Century.