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Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

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In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti.

- Babbit

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In fact there was but one thing wrong with the Babbitt house: It was not a home.

- Narrator

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If you analyze the needs of the school ... as if it were a merchandizing problem ... we will build up the biggest darn Sunday School in the whole state.

- Babbit

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There’s no stronger bulwark of sound conservatism than the evangelical church, and no better place to make friends who’ll help you to gain your rightful place in the community than in your own church-home!

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His power was the greater because he was not hindered by scruples, by either the vice or the virtue of the older Puritan tradition.

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Well, if that’s what you call being at peace, for heaven’s sake just warn me before you go to war, will you?

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I've never done a single thing I've wanted to in my whole life ... I figure out I've made about a quarter of an inch out of a possible hundred rods.

- Babbit [Chapter 34]

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