"Human imagination is immensely poorer than reality.
If we think of the future, we always see it unrolling
itself in a monotonous progression. We forget that
the past is a multi-colored chaos of generations. This
can help console us for the terrors inspired by the
"technical and totalitarian barbarization" of the
future. In the next hundred years it may well happen
that we have a sequence of at least three moments,
and the human spirit will be able to live consecutively
in the streets, in prison and in the papers. The same
can be said of one's personal future."
*This Business of Living*:Diaries 1935-1950.