― P.G. Wodehouse
“This is that moment in the hangover in which you discover that your keys are in your hat, the cat is in the sink, and you attempted late the previous night to make stew out of a pot holder. Things are in the wrong place. Religion is in the box where science used to be. Politics is on the shelf where you thought you left science the previous afternoon. Entertainment seems to have been knocked over and spilled on
― Charles P. Pierce, Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free
"Reminiscences of Scottish life and character"
There was a sort of infatuation in the supposed dignity and manliness attached to powers of deep potation, and the fatal effects of drinking were spoken of in a manner both reckless and unfeeling. Thus, I have been assured that a well-known old laird of the old school expressed himself with great indignation at the charge brought against hard drink- ing that it had actually killed people. " Na, na, I never knew onybody killed wi’ drinking, but I hae kend some that deed in the training." .A positive eclat was attached to the accomplished and well- trained consumer of claret or of whisky toddy, which gave an importance and even merit to the practice of drinking, and which had a most injurious effect.