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Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment,
by Sinclair Lewis

Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment,
damn the men with careful smiles oh,
damn their measured merriment.
- Sinclair Lewis

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it,
old age is still old age.
- Sinclair Lewis

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

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

 

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

Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
- Sinclair Lewis

Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.
- Sinclair Lewis

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When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in
the flag and carrying a cross.
- Sinclair Lewis

Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe,
polite, obedient, and sterile.
- Sinclair Lewis

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

What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.
- Sinclair Lewis

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

When audiences come to see us authors lecture,
it is largely in the hope that we'll be funnier to look at than to read.
- Sinclair Lewis

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.
- Sinclair Lewis

The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.
- Sinclair Lewis

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
- David Farragut

There are three types of lies -
lies, damn lies, and statistics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard

Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it.
You've got everything except one thing: madness!
- the movie Zorba The Greek

Don't expect me to get excited over
another damn thing we need to find.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

A damn independent boy; independent as a hog on ice.
- Sam Rayburn

Though by whim, envy, or resentment led,
they damn those authors whom they never read.
- Charles Churchill

If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it,
it is our duty to try to prevent it and damn the consequences.
- Lord Milner

If an ad campaign is built around a weak idea -
or as is so often the case,
no idea at all - I don't give a damn how good the execution is,
it's going to fail.
- Morris Hite

I don't live in as much fear as I used to.
I'm not afraid of the music business.
Life is too damn short.
I know what's important, and the tasks are very clear.
- Kathy Mattea

I'll have you understand I am running this court,
and the law hasn't got a damn thing to do with it!
- Sam Ervin

When it comes to making love, I may not be the best,
but I'm damn gouda.
- Ryan Stiles

If Kuwait grew carrots we wouldn't give a damn.
- Lawrence Korb

Damn your principles!
Stick to your party.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I'm much too young to feel this damn old.
- Garth Brooks

People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
- Judith Guest

I try to swim every damn day I can,
and I've learned to scuba dive and snorkel.
- Nina Simone

The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like
that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August:
the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off.
- Joseph Epstein

The mystery of that damn virus has been generated by
the $2 billion a year they spend on it.
- Kary Mullis

I have been a waitress, and I was a damn fine waitress too,
let me tell you.
- Jessica Lange

If a woman tells you she's twenty and looks sixteen,
she's twelve.
If she tells you she's twenty-six and looks twenty-six,
she's damn near fourty.
- Chris Rock

I have no trouble with y enemies.
But my god damn friends...
they are the ones that keep me walking the floors at night.
- Oscar Levant

Fools, most linguists.
Damn all to say in one language, so they learn another
and say damn all in that.
- John le Carre

My God, this is a hell of a job. I have no trouble with my enemies.
I can take care of my enemies all right.
But my damn friends, my goddamn friends.
They're the ones that keep me walking the floor at night.
- Warren G. Harding

I reserve the right to tell shaggy dog stories or even
common jokes as part of what I'm doing.
I don't give a damn if half the audience walks out.
- David Antin

To work hard, to live hard, to die hard,
and then go to hell after all would be too damn hard.
- Carl Sandburg

No damn man kills me and lives.
- Nathan Bedford Forrest

So, I guess the answer to your question is very few
people can bring off a novel of the future because
it's just so damn hard to make it look like the future.
- Jerry Pournelle

These poems, with all their crudities,
doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of
Man and in praise of God,
and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
- Dylan Thomas

You see I have to be in the clinic every Thursday and
it's in Phoenix so I have to fly down or drive down.
It has to be every Thursday for this damn stuff they're giving me.
- Lee Hazlewood

The only thing I like more than my wife is my money,
and I'm not about to lose that to her and her lawyers,
that's for damn sure.
- Jon Bon Jovi

If a girl looks swell when she meets you,
who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody.
- J. D. Salinger

When I split an infinitive, God damn it,
I split it so it will stay split.
- Raymond Chandler

There are two golden rules for an orchestra:
start together and finish together.
The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between.
- Thomas Beecham

I don't give a damn about the stock market.
But I do care about jobs.
- George Voinovich

If I gave a damn what other people think of me,
I would be more like other people.
- Craig Bruce

God will not damn a lunatic's soul.
He knows that the powers of evil are too great for
those of us with weak minds.
- Garrett Fort

If he wants to blow his head off, let him.
I don't give a damn about Jim Bakker.
- Jessica Hahn

I don't know much about Americanism,
but it's a damn good word with which to carry an election.
- Warren G. Harding

Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.
- Ernest Shackleton

Once women are not excluded, I don't think any of us
will give a damn what pronouns are used.
That wasn't the point.
- Holly Near

The camera does not like acting.
The camera is only interested in filming behaviour.
So you damn well learn your lines until you know them inside out,
while standing on your head!
- Ben Kingsley

I have lost someone I loved as a brother,
as a closest friend, and a remarkable human being.
We have also lost one of the best damn actors we'll ever see.
- Jack Lemon

It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
- Andrew Johnson

Besides being a guitar player, I'm a big fan of the guitar.
I love that damn instrument.
- Steve Vai

If I could believe the Quakers banned music because
church music is so damn bad,
I should view them with approval.
- Ezra Pound

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
- Freddie Mercury

It's not true that life is one damn thing after another;
it's one damn thing over and over.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

One day a whole damn song fell into place in my head.
- Billie Holiday

No one's gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March.
- Earl Weaver

Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are
a thinker you must be a frowning bore,
because thinking is so damn serious.
- Jacques Maritain

I have always hated that damn James Bond.
I'd like to kill him.
- Sean Connery

Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction,
it is a functioning phenomenon.
It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
- James Hillman

Damn referees, I'll miss them less than anybody.
- Abe Lemons

There was a while when I was feeling like,
'Damn, if I'd just been born black, I would not have to go through all this'.
- Eminem


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