Tennessee Williams remarks:
“How did he think the human situation could be improved? I asked. He looked as though the question had startled him.
“It’s a social and economic problem of course,” he said, “not something mystical. I don’t think there will be any equity in American life until at least 90 percent of our population are living under different circumstances. The white collar worker, for instance. Most people consider him pretty well off. I think his situation is horrible.
“I’d like to see people getting a lot more for what they invest in the way of effort and time. It’s insane for human beings to work their whole lives away at dull, stupid, routine, anesthetizing jobs for just a little more than the necessities of life. There should be time-and money-for development. For living.””