“Satie said, ‘I want to make a play for dogs, and I [already] have the staging planned. The curtain rises to reveal a bone.’ Poor dogs! After all, it’s their first play. Later one will present more difficult shows to them, but one will always return to the bone.”
– Jean Cocteau, playwright
Cited in: Whiting, Steven (1999) Satie the Bohemian: From Cabaret to Concert Hall. Oxford, Oxford University Press, p.497.