Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: 1st Edition Hardcover, March 1927, Harcourt, Brace and Company
Part of my Japanese Design Principles/LIT Series self-challenge
This quote is actually quite cynical, if you happen to know the context. It’s a hidden meaning for those who know, and simply very lovely and romantic for those who don’t.
Nuance, subtlety, and enigma – it embodies the design principle of Yugen: to suggest and not reveal layers of meaning hidden within – invisible to the casual eye.