Thursday, January 15, 2015



H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), Prejudices: Third Series, XV: The Dismal Science:
The notion that German is a gnarled and unintelligible language arises out of the circumstance that it is so much written by professors. It took a rebel member of the clan, swinging to the antipodes in his unearthly treason, to prove its explicitness, its resiliency, it downright beauty. But Nietzsches are few, and so German remains soggy...
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