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Sinclair Lewis quotes (15)

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
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Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles oh, damn their measured merriment.
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Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile.
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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.
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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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Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.
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People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer.'
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Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
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The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.
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There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.
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What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.
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Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.
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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.
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When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.
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Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.
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