Sinclair Lewis Quotes

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Sinclair Lewis Quotes

Sinclair Lewis (7 February 1885 – 10 January 1951) was an American novelist and short story writer. He was the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was born on 7 February 1885, in Minnesota, United States. He didn’t have many friends at school, so he spent a lot of time reading. He kept a diary too. However, he had a romantic mind, so when he was thirteen, he tried to run away from home so he could join the Spanish-American War as a drummer boy. When he was in high school, he started writing. He wrote a few articles for the Sauk Center newspaper. In 1903, he enrolled at Yale University after completing his high schooling in 1902.

Famous Sinclair Lewis Quotes

“Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.” ~ Sinclair Lewis
“Since dictating the Bible, and hiring a perfect race of ministers to explain it, God has never done much but creep around and try to catch us disobeying it.” ~ Sinclair Lewis
“Under a tyranny, most friends are a liability. One quarter of them turn “reasonable” and become your enemies, one quarter are afraid to speak, and one quarter are killed and you die with them. But the blessed final quarter keep you alive.” ~ Sinclair Lewis
“It is impossible to discourage the real writers – they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write.” ~ Sinclair Lewis
“I must say I’m not very fond of oratory that’s so full of energy it hasn’t any room for facts.” ~ Sinclair Lewis
“You have more people that love you than you know.” ~ Sinclair Lewis
“Writers have a rare power not given to anyone else: we can bore people long after we are dead.” ~ Sinclair Lewis
“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.” ~ Sinclair Lewis
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