Two great friends of mine are currently at lunch. I just had to share this photo they just posted... Remember when we talked about H.L. Mencken? Judging from this quote alone... he's a brilliant, brilliant man. #hlmencken
I follow Seminar (a play currently on Broadway, previously starring Alan Rickman and currently staring Jeff Goldblum), and just came across this little gem they posted today.
I'm not a writer myself, but I know that most readers are also fascinated by the writing process. Enjoy! "The art of writing, like the art of love, runs all the way from a kind of routine hard to distinguish from piling bricks to a kind of frenzy closely related to delirium tremens." - H. L. Mencke
I should be done with My Life as Author and Editor shortly, but in the meantime... here are a few gems from the man himself that made me smirk (and there may have been some cackling involved). Enjoy! A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazi
And now... we get to learn about the man behind the cutting words and biting wit.
Drive to Baltimore, chomp on a cigar and begin to read My Life as Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken #hlmencken #mylifeasauthorandeditor
I've just been tagged in Facebook by a friend and wanted to share it with you, my faithful readers! If there is one thing that couldn't be said about H.L. Mencken, it's that he ever struggled to express his opinion! #hlmencken
In my reading, I just came across the following sentence. I love that Gilmore girls just managed to seep into my reading of an article from the 1920s. It also made me realize that a lot of people don't know where the name Lorelai/Lorelei comes from. Consider yourself schooled, folks! "In his blinking eyes she became an amalgam of all the Loreleis, with the Rum Demon peeping over her shoulder." ~H.L. Mencken A Good Man Gone Wrong First printed in The Baltimore Evening Sun (
Welcome to "Drinking with H.L."! Instructions: Step #1 Pick up a copy of A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken. Like me, you'll most likely have to go to your local library and beg the bitter woman at the front desk to take it out of storage for you. Apparently this Chrestomathy Richard and Rory are all gung-ho about isn't so popular with, you know, normal people. Therefore, poor Mencken is banished to the basement. And I'm pretty sure the woman put me on some sort of lib
So... for any true Gilmore girls fan, you will remember this book being mentioned several times by Rory and Richard. If you're like me, you'll remember is mostly because it's a funny ass word. I will admit, I thought it had something to do with math. And we all know how much I looooove math.
But here's a little something that I recently learned that I'll now pass on to all of you...
A "chrestomathy" is a collection of choice literary passages, used especially as an aid