Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956), better known as H. L. Mencken, was a twentieth-century journalist, satirist, social critic, cynic, and freethinker, known as the "Sage of Baltimore" and the "American ...
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.
The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so many convicts in the death-house, but the lovely ...
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