The average man gets his living by such depressing devices that boredom becomes a sort of natural state to him.
H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Contributed by: Zaady
To the man with an ear for verbal delicacies- the man who searches painfully for the perfect word, and puts the way of saying a thing above the thing said - there is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery, of happy accident.
An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
We must repsect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children are smart.
The fact that I have no remedy for all the sorrows of the world is no reason for my accepting yours. It simply supports the strong probability that yours is a fake.
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