Best Quotes by Sinclair Lewis (Top 10)

  1. It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write.
  2. Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.
  3. Every man is a king so long as he has someone to look down on.
  4. I think perhaps we want a more conscious life. We're tired of drudging and sleeping and dying. We're tired of seeing just a few people able to be individualists. We're tired of always deferring hope till the next generation. We're tired of hearing politicians and priests and cautious reformers... coax us, 'Be calm! Be patient! Wait! We have the plans for a Utopia already made; just wiser than you.' For ten thousand years they've said that. We want our Utopia now — and we're going to try our hands at it.
  5. When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.
  6. 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.
  7. Sleep with me sleep with my dogs-
  8. I am convinced that everything that is worth while in the world has been accomplished by the free, inquiring, critical spirit, and that the preservation of this spirit is more important than any social system whatsoever. But the men of ritual and the men of barbarism are capable of shutting up the men of science and silencing them forever.
  9. Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
  10. The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, "The trouble with this country is...."

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