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philistine
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Man And Superman
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  • Romance and Asceticism, Amorism and Puritanism are equally unreal in the great Philistine world.
  • [interrupting him] Tsh-sh: you are a Philistine, Henry: you have no romance in you.
  • Well, if you insist on asking me why I behave in this absurd way, I can only reply that you asked me to, and that in any case my treatment of the subject may be valid for the artist, amusing to the amateur, and at least intelligible and therefore possibly suggestive to the Philistine.
  • I thanked him for teaching me to use my eyes and ears; but I told him that his beauty worshipping and happiness hunting and woman idealizing was not worth a dump as a philosophy of life; so he called me Philistine and went his way.

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  • a philistine who cares only about making money
  • Babbitt is a philistine with a sense that something is missing in life.

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