John Dos Passos

John Dos Passos

John Roderigo Dos Passos (/dɵsˈpæsɵs/; January 14, 1896 – September 28, 1970) was an American novelist and artist.

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    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.
    —John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    It has been the struggle between privileged men who have managed to get hold of the levers of power and the people in general with their vague and changing aspirations for equality, for justice, for some kind of gentler brotherhood and peace, which has kept that balance of forces we call our system of government in equilibrium.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    Oh! full Surrey twilight! importunate band!
    Oh! strongly adorable tennis-girl’s hand!
    —Sir John Betjeman (1906–1984)

    We are caught up Mr. Perry on a great wave whether we will or no, a great wave of expansion and progress. All these mechanical inventions—telephones, electricity, steel bridges, horseless vehicles—they are all leading somewhere. It’s up to us to be on the inside in the forefront of progress.
    —John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    It’s almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you.
    —John Dos Passos (1896–1970)