Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hemingway On Drinking

"I have drunk since I was 15 and few things have given me more pleasure.

"When you work hard all day with your head and know you must work again the next day what else can change your ideas and make them run on a different plane like whisky?

"When you are cold and wet what else can warm you?

"Before an attack who can say anything that gives you the momentary well-being that rum does?

"Modern life is often a mechanical oppression and liquor is the only mechanical relief."

— Ernest Hemingway