Quotation by H.L. Mencken

How little it takes to make life unbearable.... A pebble in the shoe, a cockroach in the spaghetti, a woman's laugh.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 232, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).
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