Quotation by Günther Grass

If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle—absolute busyness—then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy—and without consciousness.
Günther Grass (b. 1927), German author. "On Stasis in Progress," From the Diary of a Snail (1972).
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