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Quotation by H.L. Mencken
One of the laudable by-products of the Freudian quackery is the discovery that lying, in most cases, is involuntary and inevitable—that the liar can no more avoid it than he can avoid blinking his eyes when a light flashes or jumping when a bomb goes off behind him.
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. 69, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).
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