Sinclair Lewis

(1885 - 1951 / Sauk Centre, Minnesota, United States)

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.''
    Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951), U.S. novelist. Interview, December 29, 1930, Berlin, Germany.
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  • ''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 (1885-1951), U.S. novelist. Martin Arrowsmith, in Arrowsmith, ch. 25 (1925).
  • ''Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.''
    Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951), U.S. novelist. speech, Dec. 12, 1930, to Swedish Academy, Stockholm; accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature. Quoted in Literature 1901-1967, H. Frenz (1969).
  • ''“Wed get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all.”
    ― Sinclair Lewis

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