Quotation by Malcolm Muggeridge

The genius of Man in our time has gone into jet-propulsion, atom-splitting, penicillin-curing, etc. There is none over for works of imagination; of spiritual insight or mystical enlightenment. I asked for bread and was given a tranquilliser. It is important to recognise that in our time man has not written one word, thought one thought, put two notes or two bricks together, splashed colour on to canvas or concrete into space, in a manner which will be of any conceivable imaginative interest to posterity.
Malcolm Muggeridge (1903–1990), British broadcaster. "I Like Dwight," Tread Softly for You Tread on My Jokes (1966).
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