John Dos Passos

Chicago, Illinois
John Dos Passos
Chicago, Illinois

Quotes

11 November 2014
That is what we must make people feel... the catch in the throat, the wrench to steady the nerves, the determination to carry on.
11 November 2014
Accidents will happen in the best regulated families.
11 November 2014
Vat is the use being a big man if you are wrong?
11 November 2014
In certain savage tribes in New Guinea, they put the old people up in the trees and shake them once a year in the spring; if they don't fall out they let them live another year.
11 November 2014
Sex is a slotmachine.
11 November 2014
We work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work.
11 November 2014
Our presidents have been getting to be synthetic monsters, the work of a hundred ghost- writers and press agents so that it is getting harder and harder to discover the line between the man and the institution.
11 November 2014
That's the great danger of sectarian opinions, they always accept the formulas of past events as useful for the measurement of future events and they never are, if you have high standards of accuracy.
11 November 2014
The jeweled stripes on the window ran straight down when the train stopped and got more and more oblique as it speeded up. The wheels rumbled in her head, saying Man-hattan Tran-sfer Man-hattan Tran-sfer.
11 November 2014
Would not some lightning flash of vision sear people's consciousness into life again? What was the good of stopping the war if armies continued?

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