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Quotation by Samuel Beckett
You are not satisfied unless form is so strictly divorced from content that you can comprehend the one without almost without bothering to read the other.
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).
By "you" Beckett means the reading public.
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