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Sinclair Lewis Quotes

(1885-1951), First American Novelist to win the Nobel Prize for literature

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

Category: Advertising

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

Category: America

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.

Category: Arts And Artists

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

Category: Courage

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.

Category: Critics And Criticism

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

Category: Literature

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

Category: Love

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.

Category: Management

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

Category: Patriotism