Wyndham Lewis Quotes (42 quotes)
“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.”
The Essential Wyndham Lewis: An Introduction to His Work (1989 edition), Andre Deutsch Limited - ISBN: 9780233983769
“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.”
'Promise' as an Institution, in The Doom of Youth (London: Chatto & Windus, 1932).
“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.”
Blasting and Bombardiering (London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1937) p. 12.
“The earth has become one big village, with telephones laid on from one end to the other, and air transport, both speedy and safe.”
America and Cosmic Man (New York: Doubleday,  1949) p. 21.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWyndham Lewis
Born: November 18, 1882
Died: March 7, 1957 (aged 74)
Bio: Percy Wyndham Lewis was an English painter and author. He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists, BLAST. His novels include his pre-World War I-era novel Tarr, and The Human Age, a trilogy comprising The Childermass, Monstre Gai and Malign Fiesta, set in the afterworld.
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