Sinclair Lewis quote about frustration from Main Street - We'd get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all.
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We'd get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all.
 Sinclair Lewis, Main Street (1920). copy citation

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Author Sinclair Lewis
Source Main Street
Topic frustration satisfaction illness
Date 1920
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

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“«We're going to find elephants with golden howdahs from which peep young maharanees with necklaces of rubies, and a dawn sea colored like the breast of a dove, and a white and green house filled with books and silver tea-sets.»
«And cookies?»
«Cookies? Oh, most decidedly cookies. We've had enough of bread and porridge. We'd get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all.»
«That's foolish.»
«It is, O male Kennicott!»
«Huh!» said Kennicott II, and went to sleep on her shoulder.
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