6 Feb 2017

A cost

“Progress has never been a bargain. You have to pay for it. Sometimes I think there's a man who sits behind a counter and says, "All right, you can have a telephone but you lose privacy and the charm of distance." "Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat." "Mister, you may conquer the air but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline."


- Henry Drummond (by Spencer Tracy), Inherit the Wind written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee