Eight types of drunkenness, according to Thomas Nash
The Ape-drunk, who leaps and sings and hollers The Lion-drunk who is quarrelsome and rude The Swine-drunk, who is sleepy and lumpish The Sheep-drunk, wise in his own conceit, but unable to speak The Maudlin-drunk, who declares he loves all mankind The Martin-drunk, who drinks himself sober again The Goat-drunk, who is lascivious The Fox-drunk, who is crafty, like the Dutch who bargain when drunk.
“The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it, because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.”—Chuck Palahniuk (via quote-book)
“He was shy, timid, gentle, and kind, but he wrote gruesome and painful books. He saw the world as full of invisible demons, who tear apart and destroy defenseless people. He was too clear-sighted and too wise to be able to live; he was too weak to fight, he had that weakness of noble, beautiful people who are not able to do battle against the fear of misunderstandings, unkindness, or intellectual lies. Such persons know beforehand that they are powerless and go down in defeat in such a way that they shame the victor. He knew people as only people of great sensitivity are able to know them, as somebody who is alone and sees people almost prophetically, from one flash of a face. He knew the world in a deep and extraordinary manner. He was himself a deep and extraordinary world.”—Milená Jesenská (1896 - 1944), from her obituary to Franz Kafka. (via lastwaltzinvienna)