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Wyndham Lewis Quotes and Sayings

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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

It is more comfortable for me, in the long run,
to be rude than polite.
- Wyndham Lewis

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

In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism
leads a saturnalia of "freedom,"
like a bastard brother of reform.
- Wyndham Lewis

 

Revolution today is taken for granted,
and in consequence becomes rather dull.
- Wyndham Lewis

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

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

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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

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.
- Wyndham Lewis

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

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson PHOTO

There are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents,
and only one for birthday presents, you know.
- Lewis Carroll

If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred minus one day,
so I never have to live without you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles,
is not undertaken without money.
- Lewis Hallam

I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet
off the ground and won't stand still.
- Calvin Trillin

Sudden money is going from zero to two hundred dollars a week.
The rest doesn't count.
- Neil Simon

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
- Mario Puzo

Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.
- Anonymous

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

If you can change three lives in 10,
three lives in a hundred,
that's got to be good, hasn't it?
- Ian Botham

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
- Mao Tse-Tung

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years,
but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not
let them forget indefinitely.
- Henry Cantwell Wallace

You'll live to be a hundred if you give up
all the things that make you want to.
- the movie Interiors

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
- Knute Rockne

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
- Euripides

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able
man who is willing to risk his fortune.
- J. Paul Getty

Oh, yeah, I love DVD's.
I don't have what you'd call an extensive collection,
maybe a couple of hundred or so.
But I have something on almost all the time.
- David Fincher

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others,
they have a hundred when alone.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man;
but for one man who can stand prosperity,
there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
- Elvis Presley

The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day,
and of doing good once in a year.
- Voltaire

The story of my very first sale is the fact that I
dreamed up a foolproof paper to cheat an insurance
company out of several hundred thousand dollars.
- Theodore Sturgeon

Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose,
freedom and happiness.
- Jean-Paul Marat

This may be done by grafting, by confining the roots,
withholding water, bending the branches,
or in a hundred other ways which all proceed upon the same principle.
- Robert Fortune

Science has done more for the development of western
civilization in one hundred years than Christianity
did in eighteen hundred years.
- John Burroughs

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles
is not the acme of skill.
To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
- Sun Tzu

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools
of thought contend is the policy for promoting the
progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
- Mao Zedong

Can you not see that women could do and would do a
hundred times more for the slave,
if she were not fettered?
- Angelina Grimke

Our reputation is more important than the last hundred million dollars.
- Rupert Murdoch

It is better to kill one hundred innocents than to
let one guilty person go.
- Dolores Ibarruri

For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies.
- Laurence Sterne

Perhaps a hundred people assembled one evening,
May 15, 1876, at the time when the country was celebrating
the hundredth anniversary of its political independence.
- Felix Adler

Measured in time of transport and communication,
the whole round globe is now smaller than a small European
country was a hundred years ago.
- John Boyd Orr

There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow
the definition to include only those who in their search
for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.
- Henry A. Wallace

On Wall Street he and a few others -
how many? three hundred,
four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that...
Masters of the Universe.
- Tom Wolfe

We lived within two hundred yards of the sea,
and its voice was in our ears night and day.
- Edward Carpenter

If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made.
Very few people die past that age.
- George Burns

Send me one hundred francs on our future deals,
otherwise I will disappear in a cataclysm.
- Camille Claudel

The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days -
an average of two hundred miles a day.
But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.
- Buffalo Bill

We fear our passage will be attended with difficulties
by reason of the great number of passingers which are
one hundred and eighty and upwards in number.
- Nathaniel Smith

I found my love when I was 17-years-old and my love
is one hundred percent honest.
We've never had any ugly, rocky things to overcome.
- Bo Derek

All playwrights should be dead for three hundred years.
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz

You're a hundred percent correct about our show being tops in quality.
- Vic Morrow

If I have not read a book before, it is,
for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it
was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
- William Hazlitt

Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence.
We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years,
and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead.
- Brent Scowcroft

One's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
- Billy Wilder

You had better have one King than five hundred.
- Charles II

I met a hundred men going to Delhi and everyone is my brother.
- Pope Paul VI

Jazz came to America three hundred years ago in chains.
- Paul Whiteman

I got a hundred bucks says my baby beats Pete's baby.
I just think genetics are in my favour.
- Andre Agassi

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight
a hundred battles without disaster.
- Sun Tzu

Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that
a thing cannot be done is nothing,
but the unwillingness to do it.
- William Feather


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