If a man writes well only when he’s drunk...
If a man writes well only when he’s drunk, then I’ll tell him: Get drunk. And if he says that it’s bad for his liver, I’ll answer: What’s your liver? A dead thing that lives while you live, whereas the poems you write live without while.
Bernardo Soares, ''The Book of Disquiet'' (from Text 258)
Illustration: Tommy Ingberg