Manly Deeds: H.L. Mencken On Drinking

“I drink every known alcoholic drink and I enjoy them all.”


1. “Never drink if you got any work to do.”
2. “Never drink alone. That’s the way to become a drunkard.”
3. “Never drink when the sun is shining. At night, you’re near enough to bed to recover quickly.”


“You say you’re going to close this interview on a note of idealism? That to me is a catastrophe.”


Library of Congress/Pratt Library Interview with H. L. Mencken

Author: Geoff Shannon

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