Renoir, J. “My Life and My Films,” re progress

“but for me, as I have said again and again and shall go on saying, the real enemy is progress, not because it doesn’t work but precisely because it does. Aircraft are not dangerous because they occasionally crash, but because they leave and land on time and carry their passengers in comfort. Progress is dangerous because it is based on perfect technology. It is success which has distorted the normal values of lifeā€¦”

Jean Renoir. Page 124

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