Quotation by John Dos Passos

It's rather grisly, isnt it, how soon a living man becomes nothing more than a collection of stocks and bonds and debts and real estate?
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Letter, March 10, 1917, to his friend Rumsey Marvin. The Fourteenth Chronicle: Letters and Diaries of John Dos Passos, ed. Townsend Ludington (1973).

Written to his friend in school after Dos Passos had graduated from Harvard in 1916, traveled in Europe, and moved to New York.
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