Quotation by Rose Wilder Lane

Two deep human desires were at war ... the longing for stability, for form, for permanence, which in its essence is the desire for death, and the opposing hunger for movement, change, instability and risk, which are life. Men came from the east and built these American towns because they wished to go no farther, and the towns they built were shaped by the urge to go onward.
Rose Wilder Lane (1886–1965), U.S. author. Old Hometown, ch. 1 (1935).

Lane had grown up in a small Nebraska town.
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