When you’re quotable, people quote you.
Even when what you say is rubbish.
You can quote me on that.
H.L. Mencken is quotable and here’s something he said: 220 more words
H.L. Mencken once famously described Puritanism as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy”. It would be easy to assume that Mencken, who was often accurate but almost never fair, was exaggerating for humorous effect, but perhaps he had encountered the Society for the Suppression of Eating. 285 more words
“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”
H L Mencken
Following my recent post of the concluding paragraphs of the Encyclopedia Britannica’s articles on architecture in its 11th (1910-11) and 12th (1922) editions, architectural historian Steven Semes, who teaches at Notre Dame’s architecture program in Rome, sent along some detailed notes to explain the encyclopedia’s curious lapse. 612 more words