A Quote by Sinclair Lewis on elections, obedience, protest, and writers

Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile. In protest, I declined election to the National Institute of Arts and Letters some years ago and now I must decline the Pulitzer Prize. He became a member of the National Institute in 1935.

Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951)

Source: Letter declining the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Arrowsmith, 1926

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