Happy Birthday Sinclair Lewis

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“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….”


Sinclair Lewis, an American satiric novelist and social critic, became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1930), and was born on this date (Feb 7) in 1885. (via canisfamiliaris)

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