Quote by Kay Ryan
The satisfactions/of agreement are/immediate as sugar--/a melting of the/granular, a syrup/that lingers, shared/not singular./Many prefer it.
This quote highlights the allure and instant gratification of finding agreement with others. It compares the satisfactions of agreement to the sweetness of sugar, emphasizing how it quickly dissolves and lingers as a shared experience. The quote suggests that many people are drawn to this harmonious connection, finding comfort and preference in the ease and pleasure of agreeing with others.
Actually we are a vulgar, pushing mob whose passions are easily mobilized by demagogues, newspaper men, religious quacks, agitators and such like. To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world besides the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?