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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
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.

R
The puritanical potentialities of science have never been forecast. If it evolves a body of organized rites, and is established as a religion, hierarchically organized, things more than anything else will be done in the name of "decency."
A
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 honoured, pursue their trade without further trouble.
N
You persisted for a certain number of years like a stammer. You were a stammer," if you like, of Space-Time.
K
It is more comfortable for me, in the long run, to be rude than polite.
 
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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, "The Family and Feminism," ch. 7 (1926).
A: The Caliph's Design, "Machinery and Lions" (1920).
N: The Human Age," 'The Childermass'
K: One of the "Imaginary Letters" exchanged between Lewis and Ezra Pound in Little Review (Chicago, May 1917).
   


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