Quotes by Sinclair Lewis

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Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 January 10, 1951) was an American novelist and playwright. In 1930 he became the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American society and capitalist values. His style is at times droll, satirical, yet sympathetic.

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

There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, The trouble with this country is...
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Intellectually I know America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.
Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles, damn the men that run the shops, oh, damn their measured merriment.
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman.
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.

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