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Sinclair Lewis
February 7, 1885 - January 10, 1951
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile.


When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.


What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.


When audiences come to see us authors lecture, it is largely in the hope that we'll be funnier to look at than to read.


Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.


People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer.'


He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.


The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.


Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles oh, damn their measured merriment.


Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.


Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.

    Topics: Age

Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.


Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.


There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.


Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.


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