Quotation by E.B. White

The complaint ... about modern steel furniture, modern glass houses, modern red bars and modern streamlined trains and cars is that all these objets modernes, while adequate and amusing in themselves, tend to make the people who use them look dated. It is an honest criticism. The human race has done nothing much about changing its own appearance to conform to the form and texture of its appurtenances.
E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White (1899–1985), U.S. author, editor. repr. In Writings from the New Yorker 1927-1976, ed. Rebecca M. Dale (1991). "Fitting In," New Yorker (June 9, 1934).
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