The Professor, seeking to exert power over the Pupil (who has
To resume: It takes years and years to learn to pronounce. Thanks to science, we can achieve this in a few minutes. In order to project words, sounds and all the rest, you must realize that it is necessary to pitilessly expel air from the lungs, and make it pass delicately, caressingly, over the vocal cords
[... … …]
Of garlands of all kinds of flowers, of sonorous artifices: labials, dentals, occlusives, palatals, and others, some caressing, some bitter or violent.
For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Ionesco, Eugene, The Lesson, Samuel French, 1958, pp. 63-64.
More about this monologue