The Meaning of Meaning

Of new kinds of art works that are not readily accessible, people often say things like..but what does it mean? I liked this response:

“Meaning begins in the words, in the action, continues in your head and ends nowhere. There is no end to meaning. Meaning which is resolved, parcelled, labelled and ready for export is dead, impertinent - and meaningless.”

Harold Pinter, writer, author of The Birthday Party, in a letter to Peter Wood, its first director, 1958.

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