"…a text can be read as saying something quite different from what it appears to be saying… it may be read as carrying a plurality of significance or as saying many different things which are fundamentally at variance with, contradictory to and subversive of what may be seen by criticism as a single ‘stable’ meaning. Thus a text may ‘betray’ itself."
— J.A. Cuddon, Dictionary of Literary Terms, on deconstructionism