Quotation by Samuel Beckett

If you don't understand it, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is because you are too decadent to receive it.
Samuel Beckett (1906–1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1929. in "Dante ... Bruno. Vico ... Joyce," an essay in Our Examination Round his Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress, p. 13, Faber and Faber (1972).

Beckett is chiding the reading public for claiming that Joyce's Finnegan's Wake is incomprehensible.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright ©  2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Contact Us Help