Rate this quote:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it
...no man of genuinely superior intelligence has ever been an actor. Even supposing a young man of appreciable mental powers to be lured upon the stage, as philosophers are occasionally lured into bordellos, his mind would be inevitably and almost immediately destroyed by the gaudy nonsense issuing from his mouth every night.
Edit this quote...

H. L. Mencken

United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)

All H. L. Mencken quotes | H. L. Mencken Books

★ FAVORITE (5 votes)


Find a translation for this quote in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this H. L. Mencken quote with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this quote to your bibliography:


"H. L. Mencken Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 Nov. 2015. <http://www.quotes.net/quote/36284>.

We need you!

Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.