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Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "She did her work with the thoroughness of a mind which reveres details and never quite understands them."

She did her work with the thoroughness of a mind which reveres details and never quite understands them.




Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write."

It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write.




Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "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 that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Being a man given to oratory and high principles, he enjoyed the sound of his own vocabulary and the warmth of his own virtue."

Being a man given to oratory and high principles, he enjoyed the sound of his own vocabulary and the warmth of his own virtue.




Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, "The trouble with this country is....""

The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, "The trouble with this country is...."



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Sleep with me sleep with my dogs-"

Sleep with me sleep with my dogs-



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "When facism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the American flag."

When facism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the American flag.




Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "I must say I'm not very fond of oratory that's so full of energy it hasn't any room for facts."

I must say I'm not very fond of oratory that's so full of energy it hasn't any room for facts.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "There is no greater compliment to the Jews than the fact that the degree of their unpopularity is always the scientific measure of the cruelty and silliness of the regime under which they live."

There is no greater compliment to the Jews than the fact that the degree of their unpopularity is always the scientific measure of the cruelty and silliness of the regime under which they live.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Every man is a king so long as he has someone to look down on."

Every man is a king so long as he has someone to look down on.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Men die, but the plutocracy is immortal; and it is necessary that fresh generations should be trained to its service."

Men die, but the plutocracy is immortal; and it is necessary that fresh generations should be trained to its service.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Fascism will come to America wrapped in a flag."

Fascism will come to America wrapped in a flag.




Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Writers have a rare power not given to anyone else: we can bore people long after we are dead."

Writers have a rare power not given to anyone else: we can bore people long after we are dead.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Love is the one thing that can really sure-enough lighten all of life's dark clouds."

Love is the one thing that can really sure-enough lighten all of life's dark clouds.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "It's one of our favorite American myths that broad plains necessarily make broad minds, and high mountains make high purpose."

It's one of our favorite American myths that broad plains necessarily make broad minds, and high mountains make high purpose.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead."

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



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "I can not understand why ministers presume to deliver sermons every week at appointed hours because it is humanly impossible for inspirations to come with clock-like regularity"

I can not understand why ministers presume to deliver sermons every week at appointed hours because it is humanly impossible for inspirations to come with clock-like regularity



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Winter is not a season, it's an occupation."

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



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

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



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Writing is just work-there's no secret. If you dictate or use a pen or type or write with your toes-it's still just work."

Writing is just work-there's no secret. If you dictate or use a pen or type or write with your toes-it's still just work.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "He loved the people just as much as he feared and detested persons."

He loved the people just as much as he feared and detested persons.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "To a true-blue professor of literature in an American university, literature is not something that a plain human being, living today, painfully sits down to produce. No; it is something dead."

To a true-blue professor of literature in an American university, literature is not something that a plain human being, living today, painfully sits down to produce. No; it is something dead.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "A man takes a drink, the drink takes another, and the drink takes the man."

A man takes a drink, the drink takes another, and the drink takes the man.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "People read fiction for emotion-not information"

People read fiction for emotion-not information



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "You," Said Dr. Yavitch, "are a middle-road liberal, and you haven't the slightest idea what you want. I, being a revolutionist, know exactly what I want -- and what I want now is a drink."

You," Said Dr. Yavitch, "are a middle-road liberal, and you haven't the slightest idea what you want. I, being a revolutionist, know exactly what I want -- and what I want now is a drink.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "We'd get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all."

We'd get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "The most important part of living is not the living but the pondering upon it."

The most important part of living is not the living but the pondering upon it.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "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."

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.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "NOW is a fact that cannot be dodged."

NOW is a fact that cannot be dodged.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "So much in a revolution is nothing but waiting."

So much in a revolution is nothing but waiting.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century."

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



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "It has not yet been recorded that any human being has gained a very large or permanent contentment from meditation upon the fact that he is better off than others."

It has not yet been recorded that any human being has gained a very large or permanent contentment from meditation upon the fact that he is better off than others.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Do you think it's so snobbish, to want to see something besides one's fellow citizens abroad?"

Do you think it's so snobbish, to want to see something besides one's fellow citizens abroad?



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Thus Carol hit upon the tragedy of old age, which is not that it is less vigorous than youth, but that it is not needed by youth."

Thus Carol hit upon the tragedy of old age, which is not that it is less vigorous than youth, but that it is not needed by youth.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "On the whole, with scandalous exceptions, Democracy has given the ordinary worker more dignity than he ever had."

On the whole, with scandalous exceptions, Democracy has given the ordinary worker more dignity than he ever had.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Curiously, neither God nor the devil may wear modern dress, but must retain Grecian vestments."

Curiously, neither God nor the devil may wear modern dress, but must retain Grecian vestments.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile."

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



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "It isn't what you earn but how spend it that fixes your class."

It isn't what you earn but how spend it that fixes your class.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "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."

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.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form."

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



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "You have more people that love you than you know."

You have more people that love you than you know.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Funny how the world always praises its opera-singers so much and pays 'em so well and then starves its shoemakers, and yet it needs good shoes so much more than it needs opera--or war or fiction."

Funny how the world always praises its opera-singers so much and pays 'em so well and then starves its shoemakers, and yet it needs good shoes so much more than it needs opera--or war or fiction.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "Vast is the power of cities to reclaim the wanderer."

Vast is the power of cities to reclaim the wanderer.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "You're so earnest about morality that I hate to think how essentially immoral you must be underneath."

You're so earnest about morality that I hate to think how essentially immoral you must be underneath.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "There are so many people in the world who are eager to do for you things that you do not wish done, provided only that you will do for them things that you don't wish to do."

There are so many people in the world who are eager to do for you things that you do not wish done, provided only that you will do for them things that you don't wish to do.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "She was snatched back from a dream of far countries, and found herself on Main Street."

She was snatched back from a dream of far countries, and found herself on Main Street.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "I love America, but I don't like it."

I love America, but I don't like it.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "There are two insults which no human being will endure: The assertion that he hasn't a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble."

There are two insults which no human being will endure: The assertion that he hasn't a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.



Sinclair Lewis Quotes: "People will buy anything that is one to a customer."

People will buy anything that is one to a customer.