"I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."H. L. Mencken on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."H. L. Mencken on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."H. L. Mencken on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."H. L. Mencken on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."H. L. Mencken on Henry David Thoreau
"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."
"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."
"A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in."