Quotation by John Dos Passos

Experiments in the visual arts (the invention of new ways of seeing things), are made because, due to the way the apparatus that makes up the mind is made, old processes and patterns have continually to be broken up in order to make it possible to perceive the new aspects and arrangements of evolving consciousness. The great enemy of intelligence is complacency.
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. "Grosz Comes to America," Esquire (September 1936).

Written in a discussion of the artist George Grosz.
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