It is to be hoped the time will come, thank God, in some circles it already has when language is best used where it is more efficiently abused. Since we cannot dismiss it all at once, at least we do not want to leave anything undone that may contribute to it disrepute. To drill one hole after another into it until that which lurks behind, be it something or nothing, starts seeping through [Ein Loch nach dem andern in ihr zu bohren, bis das Dahinterkauernde, sei es etwas oder nichts, durchzusickern anfängt]."

Samuel Beckett letter to Alexander Kaun

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