"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."H. L. Mencken on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."H. L. Mencken on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."H. L. Mencken on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."H. L. Mencken on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."H. L. Mencken on Oscar Wilde
"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom."
"Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age."
"Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him."
"A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in."
"Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them."