Quotation by H.L. Mencken

No healthy man, in his secret heart, is content with his destiny. He is tortured by dreams and images as a child is tortured by the thought of a state of existence in which it would live in a candy store and have two stomachs.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in the New York Evening Mail (1918). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 11, p. 70, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).
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