“ On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. ”
Source: All Art is Propaganda: Critical Essays
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.