Facts about John Dos Passos

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John Dos Passos was a famous Novelist from USA, who lived between January 14, 1896 and September 28, 1970. He/she became 74 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by John.

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Famous quotes by John Dos Passos (18)


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"U.S.A. is the speech of the people"
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"If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works"
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"The only way to find out anything about what kinds of lives people led in any given period is to tunnel into their records and to let them speak for themselves"
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"It's almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you"
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"Accidents will happen in the best regulated families"
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"What is the use being a big man if you are wrong?"
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"Display advertising and the movies, though they may dull the wits, certainly stimulate the eyes"
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"Women is fine once you got em pinned down, boss, but when they ain't pinned down they're hell"
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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"
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"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"
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"A man's got to work for more than himself and his kids to feel right"
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"Love is cheap. You can buy it anywhere. Lives are cheap. It's money that's dear. You have to work days and sit up nights thinking how to make money"
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"The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs"
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"If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I'd have killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me. I haven't even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard"
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"The creation of a world view is the work of a generation rather than of an individual, but we each of us, for better or for worse, add our brick to the edifice"
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"Sex is a slotmachine"
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"People don't choose their careers; they are engulfed by them"
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"Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older"


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