Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Quote of the Day: On the social benefits of drinking

 

“The basic fact is that conversation, hilarity and drink are connected in a profoundly human, peculiarly intimate way. There is a choice of conclusions from this. One would be that no such healthy linkage exists in the case of other drugs: a major reason for being on guard against them. More to the point, the collective social benefits of drinking altogether (on this evidence) outweigh the individual disasters it may precipitate.”
~ Kingsly Amis, from his book Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis

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