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Quotes by Wyndham Lewis - (20 quotes)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Abstraction category:

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. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Aging category:

A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth, that if they showed their true colors would be seen by rights to belong rather to old age. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Artists category:

Artists put as much vitality and delight into their saintliness and escape out as most men do their escapes into similar places from respectable existence. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Artists category:

I am an artist, and, through my eye, must confess to a tremendous bias. In my purely literary voyages my eye is always my compass. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Audience category:

Many great writers address audiences who do not exist; to address passionately and sometimes with very great wisdom people who do not exist has this advantage - that there will always be a group of people who, seeing a man shouting apparently at somebody or other, and seeing nobody else in sight, will think it is they who are being addressed. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Belief category:

Contradict yourself. In order to live, you must remain broken up. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Commerce category:

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. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Competition category:

So-called austerity, the stoic injunction, is the path toward universal destruction. It is the old, the fatal, competitive path. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Criticism category:

I have been called a Rogue Elephant, a Cannibal Shark, and a crocodile. I am none the worse. I remain a caged, and rather sardonic, lion, in a particularly contemptible and ill-run zoo. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Drunkenness category:

There is nothing contemptible about an intoxicated man - if it is nothing more than a bookful of words or a roomful of notes that he has got drunk on. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Gender category:

As a result of the feminist revolution, 'feminine' becomes an abusive epithet. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Gender category:

- Call Yourself a Man!...
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. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Humour category:

Laughter is an independent, tremendously important, and lurid emotion. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Ideas category:

The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Intellect category:

A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Patriotism category:

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. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Purpose category:

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. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Questions category:

Instead of the vast organization to exploit the weakness of the Many, should we not possess one for the exploitation of the intelligence of the Few? (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Relaxation category:

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. (Wyndham Lewis)

Wyndham Lewis - From the Renewal category:

Revolutionary politics, revolutionary art, and oh, the revolutionary mind, is the dullest thing on earth... What a stupid word! What a stale fuss! (Wyndham Lewis)