Outside America I should hardly be believed if I told how simply, in my experience, Dover Street merged into the Back Bay.
(Mary Antin (1881-1949), U.S. socialite and author; born in Russia. The Promised Land, ch. 20 (1912).
A Russian Jew who emigrated to the United States at age 15 and settled on Dover Street in the Boston slums, Antin attended prestigious Barnard College and made her way up into the social world represented by Boston's elite Back Bay neighborhood.)
Of one thing I can assure you with comparative certainty, whoever wins, Europe will be economically ruined. This war is America's great opportunity.
(John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. J.W. Moorehouse in The Forty-Second Parallel, of the trilogy U.S.A., The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937).
Spoken on the eve of the First World War.)