Sinclair Lewis

United States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951)

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Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, especially 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.
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.
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.
Intellectually I know 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.
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.
Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.
Our American professors like their literature clear, cold, pure and very dead.
People will buy anything that is one to a customer.
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
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...
There are two insults no human being will endure that he has no sense of humor, and that the has never known trouble.
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.
What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.

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