Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Imagine the Creator as a low comedian, and at once the world becomes explicable."
H. L. Mencken


  1. I like it!

    Not familiar with "low" comedian. Does it mean earthly?

    Not too proud to ask,

  2. A low comedian, in my opinion, is low-brow. Like an old one, Don Rickles, or what Howie Mandel used to be. Gutter humor. Makes you laugh but has no real value and goes to the lowest denominator.

    H. L. Mencken had a very sharp tongue and a very quick mind, therefore he is a personal favorite of mine!

    I don't think I dare post some of his quotes.


I really appreciate the concept and sentiment behind awards, but I cannot participate in them anymore. I have too may and I have not got the time to devote to participating properly. To all who have honored me, I am grateful but I don't have seven more things to tell anyone about myself! And I'm a terrible passer-oner.