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 :: 1885-1951, First American Novelist to win the Nobel Prize for literature

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

 

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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 - [Management]

 

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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.
~ Sinclair Lewis - [Arts and Artists]

 

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Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
~ Sinclair Lewis - [Patriotism]

 

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Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.
~ Sinclair Lewis - [Literature]

 

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Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
~ Sinclair Lewis - [Courage]

 

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The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, ''The trouble with this country is...''
~ Sinclair Lewis - [America]

 

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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.
~ Sinclair Lewis - [Critics and Criticism]

 

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What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.
~ Sinclair Lewis - [Love]

 

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