‘Tis the season for raising a glass at more parties than is good for anyone, so I thought I’d share two very diverse quotes on imbibing from two very different individuals.
“The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.”
—William James, “The Will to Believe”
“Yeah, after years of hell-raising, staying out late, closing down bars, chugging beer and chasing women, I decided I had to give it up. And that was the most boring night of my life.”