Quotation by John Dos Passos

In a time of confusion and rapid change like the present, when terms are continually turning inside out and the names of things hardly keep their meaning from day to day, it's not possible to write two honest paragraphs without stopping to take crossbearings on every one of the abstractions that were so well ranged in ornate marble niches in the minds of our fathers.
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. "The Writer As Technician," International Publishers (1935), ed. Henry Hart.
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