--H.P. Lovecraft, "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward."
"It is a sad but indisputable fact that in this imperfect world Genius is too often condemned to walk alone—if the earthier members of the community see it coming and have time to duck.”
--P.G. Wodehouse, Leave it to Psmith.
"Man being reasonable must get drunk;
The best of life is but intoxication."
--Byron, Don Juan (II, 179).
More, after the day's reading:
"...since life can little more supply
Than just a few good fucks, and then we die"
--John Wilkes, "An Essay on Woman."