Women have simple tastes. They can get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Contributed by: Zaady
The average man gets his living by such depressing devices that boredom becomes a sort of natural state to him.
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.
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
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.
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