The greatest mystery about a human being is not his reaction to sex or praise, but the manner in which he contrives to put in twenty-four hours a day.
More Quotes from Sinclair Lewis: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.
His name was George F. Babbitt, and ... he was nimble in the calling of selling houses for more than people could afford to pay.
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
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.
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
. . . being a man given to oratory and high principles, he enjoyed the sound of his own vocabulary and the warmth of his own virtue.
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Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them.
But, on another level it's really sort of this really cool coming of age story, it reminds me of like The Breakfast Club or something like that, if I can be so bold to associate with The Breakfast Club.
I like to not be too involved in the beginning and during the process so as to keep this fresh look and be able to give constructive recommendation on the final production.