jungle. After all, we evolved from the jungle. Nothing will ever evolve from the ant-hill.
But I think it was the tone of your criticism that disturbed me more than the content. You know that my opinions are not purchaseable, but it seemed to me there was a touch of New Deal acrimony in your voice, especially in the reference to the Manufacturers' Association--as if to imply that any opinion which opposed the obviously high functions of the Roosevelt administration could hardly be honest. 2 Perhaps you'll say I expect too much of a critic, and I do expect a lot of you, for you have always seemed to try to give an unbiased opinion in matters pertaining to the theatre. But politics is another jungle, and we'll just have to hope that the best man sometimes wins.
New York City
[ September/October, 1939]
I didn't quite realize till I heard it read today how wise and witty Madam, Will You Walk is. Now that I've passed my mid-century mark and spend a good deal of time looking ahead into darkness I appreciate what few fixed stars of belief men have been able to hang