Quotation by Karl Kraus

Progress, under whose feet the grass mourns and the forest turns into paper from which newspaper plants grow, has subordinated the purpose of life to the means of subsistence and turned us into the nuts and bolts for our tools.
Karl Kraus (1874–1936), Austrian satirist. speech, November 19, 1914, Vienna, repr. In In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. Harry Zohn (1976). "In These Great Times," Die Fackel (Vienna, December 1914).
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