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Wyndham Lewis
(1882-1957) born on
Nov 18
English author, painter. He founded the abstract Vorticist movement, which, in painting and literature before WW I, sought to relate art to the industrial process.
         
   
F
No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion.

R
When we say "science" we can either mean any manipulation of the inventive and organizing power of the human intellect: or we can mean such an extremely different thing as the religion of science, the vulgarized derivative from this pure activity . . .
A
'Dying for an idea,' again, sounds well enough, but why not let the idea die instead of you?
N
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.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: America and Cosmic Man, "The Case Against Roots" (1948).
R: The Art of Being Ruled, "Revolution and Progress," ch. 1 (1926).
A: The Art of Being Ruled," Pt. I, Ch. 1
N: Blasting and Bombardiering, pt. 5, "The Period of `Ulysses', `Blast', `The Waste Land'" (1937).
K: The Art of Being Ruled, ch. 8, "The Family and Feminism" (1926).
   


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