Quotation by John Dos Passos

You're driving along the highway licketty-split, see. You're in a hurry and you're worried about whether you're goin' to lose your job and whether that blonde's going to be at that drug store tonight like she said she would an' about whether there's enough oil an' that knock in the motor. You see modern man lives in conditions of strain, affect we students of psychology call it. You go along staring straight in front of you, crazy to get someplace and what do you see?
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Ike in Fortune Heights, act 1, sc. 2, "A Likely Lad," Three Plays, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1934).
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