John Dos Passos Quotes

Why won’t they let a year die without bringing in a new one on the instant, can’t they use birth control on time? John Dos Passos

The one thing that enslaves people more than any other to the servitude of war is nationalism. John Dos Passos

If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works. John Dos Passos

A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to express them as brutally and nakedly as possible in order to get relief. John Dos Passos

People don’t choose their careers; they are engulfed by them. John Dos Passos

Apathy is one of the characteristic responses of any living organism when it is subjected to stimuli too intense or too complicated to cope with. The cure for apathy is comprehension. John Dos Passos

The great enemy of intelligence is complacency. John Dos Passos

Man seems to be an animal whose capacity for lies is only equalled by his credulity. John Dos Passos