Quotation by Ernest Hemingway

The age demanded that we dance
And jammed us into iron pants.
And in the end the age was handed
The sort of shit that it demanded.
Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), U.S. author. Quoted in Noel Riley Fitch, Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation, ch. 9 (1983). "The Age Demanded," Der Querschnitt (Feb. 1925).
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