Wyndham Lewis Quotes


17 Wyndham Lewis quotes:



"No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: America Quotes Modesty Quotes
"Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has been put to some disgusting use. There is no principle, however immaculate, that has not had its compromising manipulator."
"The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact."
"It is more comfortable for me, in the long run, to be rude than polite."
"Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull."
"As a result of the feminist revolution, "feminine" becomes an abusive epithet."
"Prostration is our natural position. A worm-like movement from a spot of sunlight to a spot of shade, and back, is the type of movement that is natural to men."
"I feel most at home in the United States, not because it is intrinsically a more interesting country, but because no one really belongs there any more than I do. We are all there together in its wholly excellent vacuum."
"If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honored, pursue their trade without further trouble."
"A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth, that if they showed their true colours would be seen by rights to belong rather to old age."
"Men were only made into "men" with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally "a man" any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse."
"Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman, as a respecter of the rights of little nations (like little Belgium), as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes Feminism Quotes
"The intelligence suffers today automatically in consequence of the attack on all authority, advantage, or privilege. These things are not done away with, it is needless to say, but numerous scapegoats are made of the less politically powerful, to satisfy the egalitarian rage awakened."
"As a result of the feminist revolution, "feminine" becomes an abusive epithet"
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Revolution Quotes
"The male has been persuaded to assume a certain onerous and disagreeable role with the promise of rewards -- material and psychological. Women may in the first place even have put it into his head. BE A MAN! may have been, metaphorically, what Eve uttered at the critical moment in the garden of Eden."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Then we are assured by Sartre that owing to the final disappearance of God our liberty is absolute! At this the entire audience waves its hat or claps its hands. But this natural enthusiasm is turned abruptly into something much less buoyant when it is learnt that this liberty weighs us down immediately with tremendous responsibilities. We now have to take all God's worries on our shoulders --now that we are become ''men like gods.'' It is at this point that the Anxiety and Despondency begin, ending in utter despair."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"You persisted for a certain number of years like a stammer. You were a stammer," if you like, of Space-Time."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Space Quotes



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