After all, you never could tell about these darn highbrows; and to be an out-and-out spiritualist would be almost like being a socialist!
Sinclair Lewis Quotes
Main Street is the climax of civilization. That this Ford car might stand in front of the Bon Ton Store, Hannibal invaded Rome and Erasmus wrote in Oxford cloisters. What Ole Jenson the grocer says to Ezra Stowbody the banker is the new law for London, Prague, and the unprofitable isles of the sea; whatsoever […]
Intellectually I know America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.
But when I get that lonely spell, I simply seek the best hotel, No matter in what town I be – St. Paul, Toledo, or K.C., In Washington, Schenectady, In Louisville or Albany. And at that inn it hits my dome That I again am right at home. For all the crowd would be so […]
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
He was born to be a senator. He never said anything important, and he always said it sonorously.
A sensational event was changing from the brown suit to the gray the contents of his pockets. He was earnest about these objects. They were of eternal importance, like baseball or the Republican Party… Most significant of all was his loose-leaf pocket note-book, that modern and efficient note-book which contained the addresses of people whom […]
He awed Babbitt by confessing that he often sat up till midnight reading the figures and footnotes in Government reports, or skimming (with amusement at the author’s mistakes) the latest volumes of chemistry, archeology, and ichthyology.
People will buy anything that’s one to a customer.