I can not understand why ministers presume to deliver sermons every week at appointed hours because it is humanly impossible for inspirations to come with clock-like regularity.
"Harry Sinclair Lewis" was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and economic materialism/materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women. H.L. Mencken wrote of him, "[If] there was ever a novelist among us with an authentic call to the trade ... it is this red-haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds."
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Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.
There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.
People will buy anything that is one to a customer.
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
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.
The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, 'The trouble with this country is....'
He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.
Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Our American professors like their literature clear, cold, pure and very dead.