"Alcohol is the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life." -- George Bernard Shaw.
of his life’s activity, it occurred to Sully, had consisted in just about equal
parts of sports, reading and drinking. The rest had been sheer boredom. All of it had been boredom, to one
degree or another, for that matter. Life was short only in retrospect; when it
was happening it could take forever. -- The Misforgotten, Chapter 22.