Quotation by John Dos Passos

In a moment when criticism shows a singular dearth of direction every man has to be a law unto himself in matters of theatre, writing, and painting. While the American Mercury and the new Ford continue to spread a thin varnish of Ritz over the whole United States there is a certain virtue in being unfashionable.
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. "They Want Ritzy Art," New Masses (June 1928).
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