Quotation by H.L. Mencken

If Los Angeles is not the one authentic rectum of civilization, then I am no anatomist. Any time you want to go out again and burn it down, count me in.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist. Letter, March 15, 1927, to F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, on their return from working in Hollywood. Quoted in James R. Mellon, Invented Lives (1984).
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