Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic, and scholar of American English. He commented widely on the social scene, literature, music, prominent politicians, and contemporary movements. His satirical reporting on the Scopes Trial, which he dubbed the "Monkey Trial",...
Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter because nobody listens.
It was beautiful and simple, as truly great swindles are.
Lying is done with words, and also with silence.
—Adrienne Rich in Women and Honor