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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Eric Sevareid (1912–92)
QUOTATION: With breathtaking rapidity, we are destroying all that was lovely to look at and turning America into a prison house of the spirit. The affluent society, with relentless single-minded energy, is turning our cities, most of suburbia and most of our roadways into the most affluent slum on earth.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to ERIC SEVAREID. Unverified.
SUBJECTS: Affluence