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#1. Anybody who has had a great treasure has always led a precarious existence. - Author: John Wyndham
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#2. All my life I have been surrounded by things I'd rather not know too much about, so I have come to feel that truth made naked without purpose is really a wanton. - Author: John Wyndham
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#3. To be a satirist, at all events. The venom of Pope is what is needed. The sense of delight
the expansion and the compassion of Shakespeare is no good at all for that. He is a bad comic. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#4. An artist should be as impartial as God. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#5. God is, of course, a terrifying reality. I had thought that I knew all about God, and had Him in a pigeon hole. But I met Him at the corner of a street
He entered my mind with a bang, and nearly burst my head open. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#6. Laughter is the climax in the tragedy of seeing, hearing and smelling self-consciously. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#7. Find a nice, self sufficient hilltop, and fortify it. - Author: John Wyndham
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#8. Why should I? I've done nothing to be ashamed of. I am not ashamed - I am only beaten - Author: John Wyndham
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#9. Personal honesty takes time to assert itself - if it is ever allowed to. - Author: John Wyndham
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#10. Spain is an overflow of sombreness ... a strong and threatening tide of history meets you at the frontier. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#11. Laughter is the Wild Body's song of triumph. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#12. It seemed to me an odd view to take - rather as if one should protest that one didn't LIKE the idea of dying or being born. I preferred the notion of finding out first how it would be, and then doing what one could about the parts of it one disliked most. - Author: John Wyndham
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#13. The clock is the most scared thing in a hospital - Author: John Wyndham
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#14. All orthodox opinion - that is, today, "revolutionary" opinion either of the pure or the impure variety - is anti-man. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#15. Dying for an idea,' again, sounds well enough, but why not let the idea die instead of you? - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#16. (Canada) - the most parochial nationette on earth ... I have been living in this sanctimonious icebox ... painting portraits of the opulent Methodists of Toronto. Methodism and money in this city have produced a sort of hell of dullness. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#17. When almost half a lifetime has been spent in one conception of order, reorientation is no five-minute business. - Author: John Wyndham
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#18. 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. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#19. 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. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#20. Gertrude Stein's prose-song is a cold, black suet-pudding ... Cut it at any point, it is the same thing ... all fat, without nerve. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#21. For the first rate poet, nothing short of a Queen or a Chimera is adequate for the powers of his praise. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#22. The streets of a modern city are depressing. They are so aimless and so weak in their lines and their masses, that the mind and senses jog on their way like passengers in a train with blinds down in an overcrowded carriage. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#23. 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. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#24. Revolutionary politics, revolutionary art, and oh, the revolutionary mind, is the dullest thing on earth ... What a stupid word! What a stale fuss! - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#25. In life nothing is taken to its ultimate conclusion, life is a half-way house, a place of obligatory compromise; and, in dealing in logical conclusions, a man steps out of life
or so it would be quite legitimate to argue. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#26. 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. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#27. Surely to root politics out of art is a highly necessary undertaking: for the freedom of art, like that of science, depends entirely upon its objectivity and non-practical, non-partisan passion. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#28. There is a fascination with violence and power in all modernism, and I sort of saw classic modernism as being more similar to Wyndham Lewis than to the Renaissance. It's not about flow and the presence of humanism and all those things. - Author: John Currin
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#29. Most people [ ... ] prefer to be coaxed or wheedled, or even driven. That way they never make a mistake: if there is one, it's always due to something or somebody else - Author: John Wyndham
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#30. So-called austerity, the stoic injunction, is the path towards universal destruction. It is the old, the fatal, competitive path. Pull in your belt is a slogan closely related to gird up your loins, or the guns-butter metaphor. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#31. Then down came the lid
the day was lost, for art, at Sarajevo. World-politics stepped in, and a war was started which has not ended yet: a "war to end war." But it merely ended art. It did not end war. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#32. every day it was tomorrow that I'd be able to do it, and each day it became more difficult. - Author: John Wyndham
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#33. Julie McGuire gazed intently from her table in the filled-to-capacity dining room of the Wyndham Hotel. The Love To Murder Mystery Conference had saved the best for last. New York Times bestselling author, Tyler Jensen, now approached the podium. His entire bearing commanded attention, from - Author: Morgan Mandel
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#34. Laughter is an independent, tremendously important, and lurid emotion. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#35. We are the first men of a Future that has not materialized. We belong to a "great age" that has not "come off". We moved too quickly for the world. We set too sharp a pace. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#36. There were some cigarettes still in the case. I lit one, and started to get into the state of mind where, though everything was still undeniably queer, I could no longer understand why I had been quite so near panic. It - Author: John Wyndham
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#37. Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#38. But, as I understand it, your God is a universal God; He is God on all suns and all planets. Surely, then, He must have universal form? Would it not be a staggering vanity to imagine that He can manifest Himself only in the form that is appropriate to this particular, not very important planet? - Author: John Wyndham
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#39. Nobody is going to be muddle-headed enough to confuse ignorance with innocence now - it's too important. Nor is ignorance going to be cute or funny anymore. It is going to be dangerous, very dangerous. - Author: John Wyndham
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#40. I wish you always the joyous summer you deserve and blame you not for fleeing the stark winter you saw in me.
-Stanton Horne, Lord Wyndham (in his letter to Lady Alicia) - Author: Celeste Bradley
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#41. I do not think I have ever seen a nastier-looking man ... Under the black hat, when I had first seen them, the eyes had been those of an unsuccessful rapist. [on Brit poet Percy Wyndham Lewis] - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#42. Contradict yourself. In order to live, you must remain broken up. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#43. Pretty nearly any stroke of fate can be made to look like a funny coincidence if you try hard enough and wait long enough. - Author: John Wyndham
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#44. ... after all, what is a planet but an island in space? - Author: John Wyndham
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#45. I would do terrible things for the ones I love, Miss Wyndham. - Author: Tarun Shanker
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#46. All the old problems, the stale ones, both personal and general, had been solved by one mighty slash. - Author: John Wyndham
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#47. 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. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#48. Satire has a great big glaring target. If successful, it blasts a great big hole in the center. Directness there must be and singleness of aim: it is all aim, all trajectory. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#49. Why was I condemned to live in a democracy where every fool's vote is equal to a sensible man's? - Author: John Wyndham
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#50. 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. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#51. 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? - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#52. They haven't God's word like they thought: God doesn't have any last word. If He did He'd be dead. But He isn't dead; and He changes and grows, like everything else that's alive - Author: John Wyndham
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#53. I was hiding from them even while I moved among them. - Author: John Wyndham
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#54. Wyndham Lewis is basically a pessimist, thinking of human beings as doomed animals or determinist machines. His theory of satire is based on this view, and he finds plenty of evidence to support it in contemporary practice. - Author: Louis MacNeice
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#55. Elephants are VERY BIG. Motor cars go quickly. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#56. In temperate countries, where man had succeeded in putting most forms of nature save his own under a reasonable degree of restraint, the status of the triffid was thus made quite clear. But in the tropics, particularly in the dense forest areas, they quickly became a scourge. - Author: John Wyndham
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#57. Lenin in a top hat and frock coat would be a far greater anomaly than the Grand Lama of Thibet or a Zulu chief in that costume. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#58. The English certainly and fiercely pride themselves in never praising
themselves. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#59. While overseeing tonight's dinner party, I finally found myself in the presence of Mr. Edwards's famed wit when he asked me whether I had visited the zoo to see the puffins. Somehow Miss Wyndham was the one forced to leave the house. - Author: Tarun Shanker
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#60. The humans have a curious force they call ambition. It drives them, and, through them, it drives us. This force which keeps them active, we lack. Perhaps, in time, we machines will acquire it. - Author: John Wyndham
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#61. No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#62. Miss Wyndham feigned an illness, sneaked out of the house, and walked the London streets unaccompanied for most of the night. At the very least, I'd say she's a better influence on Miss Kent than Lady Kent is. - Author: Tarun Shanker
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#63. 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. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#64. In my experience,' he told me, 'if you run away from a thing just because you don't like it you don't know what you find either. Now running to a thing, that's a different matter, but what would you want to run to? - Author: John Wyndham
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#65. You're Beau Wyndham! Well, I'll be damned!'
'The prospect,' said Sir Richard, bored, 'leaves me unmoved - Author: Georgette Heyer
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#66. The ideal of perfect Success is an ideal belonging to the same sort of individual as the inventor of Equal Rights of man and Perfectibility. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#67. There was often a great deal of grown-up fuss that seemed disproportionate to causes. - Author: John Wyndham
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#68. I suppose a book is still a book, even if no one but the author and his wife reads it," she said. - Author: John Wyndham
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#69. There they sit, with everyone thinking no more of them than they might of a pretty odd lot of cabbages, yet half the time they're pattering and clattering away at one another. Why? What is it they patter about? That's what I want to know.' I - Author: John Wyndham
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#70. Apparently Lord Wyndham did regularly donate books to various museums around London. They were usually ones which he had collected earlier, but which were no longer of interest to him or his associates. Irene twitched at the very notion. Give books away? How very frivolous, she finally said. - Author: Genevieve Cogman
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#71. The teacher does not have to be, although he has to know: he is the mind imagining, not the executant. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#72. We've got to believe that God is sane, Davie boy. We'd be lost indeed if we didn't do that. - Author: John Wyndham
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#73. We all have our youthful follies, embarassing to recall
but people somehow find it hard to dismiss as a youthful folly anything that has happened to be a financial success. - Author: John Wyndham
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#74. 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. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#75. It must be, I thought, one of the race's most persistent and comforting hallucinations to trust that "it can't happen here"
that one's own time and place is beyond cataclysm. - Author: John Wyndham
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#76. Darling, whose book is this to be?"
"Ostensibly yours, my sweet"
"I see
rather like my life since I met you?"
"Yes darling - Author: John Wyndham
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#77. When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere. - Author: John Wyndham
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#78. Babies, in a world that already has far too many, remain desirable. - Author: John Wyndham
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#79. You can't kill an idea the way they try to. You can keep it down awhile, but sooner or later it'll come out. Now what you've got to understand is that the wheel's not evil. Never mind what the scared men all tell you. no discovery is good or evil until men make it that way. -The Wheel, John Wtndham - Author: John Wyndham
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#80. If you run away from a thing just because you don't like it, you don't like what you find either. - Author: John Wyndham
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#81. There is no conception more fallacious than the sense of cosiness implied by "Mother Nature". Each species must strive to survive, and that it will do, by every means in its power, however foul - unless the instinct to survive is weakened by conflict with another instinct. - Author: John Wyndham
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#82. A man only goes and confesses his faults to the world when his self will not acknowledge or listen to them. WYNDHAM LEWIS, Tarr Two persons will not be friends long if they are not inclined to pardon each other's little failings. - Author: Jean De La Bruyere
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#83. As a result of the feminist revolution, 'feminine' becomes an abusive epithet. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#84. 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. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#85. 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. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#86. The trip to Ireland ... ' her father was saying.
'Is to determine his legitimacy,' Wyndham confirmed. And then, with a morbidly jolly expression, he continued, 'It's going to be quite a party. Even my grandmother is going. - Author: Julia Quinn
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#87. The dove is not a coward to fear the hawk; it is simply wise. - Author: John Wyndham
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#88. Laughter is the representative of Tragedy, when Tragedy is away. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#89. Art is the expression of an enormous preference. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#90. As a race, we have allowed ourselves to become accustomed to the idea that the proper way to die is in bed, at a ripe age. It is a delusion. The normal end for all creatures comes suddenly. - Author: John Wyndham
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#91. But it is an inescapable conclusion that life has to be dynamic and not static. Change is bound to come one way or another. - Author: John Wyndham
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#92. Wherever there is objective truth, there is satire. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#93. Britain has had a very honourable tradition of literary sci-fi - H. G. Wells, John Wyndham, J. G. Ballard, Brian Aldiss, Michael Moorcock - but for whatever reason, they have never really been given the time of day on screen. - Author: Richard Stanley
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#94. Sex is of the same clay as Time!
of the same clay Since both are in their essence but One-Way Time is the one-way dimension: sex its tart And subtle biological counterpart. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#95. Knowledge is simply a kind of fuel; it needs the motor of understanding to convert it into power. - Author: John Wyndham
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#96. It was all conveyed by the nicest, almost indetectably refined blend of sympathy and bitchiness ... - Author: John Wyndham
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#97. Sham idealists: the quite large number of people who profess ideals as a form of premium for other-life insurance, and are content to lay up slavery and destitution for their descendants so long as they are enabled to produce personal copybooks of elevated views at the gate of heaven. - Author: John Wyndham
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#98. People are so overwhelmed with the prestige of their instruments that they consider their personal judgement of hardly any account. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#99. The earth has become one big village, with telephones laid on from one end to the other, and air transport, both speedy and safe. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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#100. 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. - Author: Wyndham Lewis
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