Sinclair Lewis Quotes

Most popular Sinclair Lewis Quotes

The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying "the trouble with this country is..."
— Sinclair Lewis

complaining

People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer.'
— Sinclair Lewis

sales persuasion business

Winter is not a season; it's an occupation.
— Sinclair Lewis
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.
— Sinclair Lewis

human nature adventure sense of humor

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

advertising

It is one of the major tragedies that nothing is more discomforting than the hearty affection of the Old Friends who never were friends.

friendship

There are two insults which no human 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

human nature insults

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.

sense of humor trouble

To George F. Babbitt, as to most prosperous citizens of Zenith, his motor car was poetry and tragedy, love and heroism. The office was his pirate ship but the car his perilous excursion ashore.

cars

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.
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art artists America