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It was like having a mistress. I imagine.
“CRYSTAL ZEVON: On our first night in our new apartment, we decided to celebrate with Warren’s favorite meal at home. I made pot roast cooked in cognac-based onion soup. Warren got dressed up in his one white dress shirt and when he tasted the pot roast, he grabbed a fistful, jumped up on the countertop, ripped off the buttons to his shirt and proceeded to rub the meat all over his chest. A couple nights later, we went to Roy Marniell’s place and had another pot roast dinner and “Excitable Boy” was born.”
Crystal Zevon, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon

Kingsley Amis
“No pleasure is worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home in Weston-super-Mare”
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“Our job isn’t to turn our bulb down to make the person next to us more comfortable. Our job is to turn our bulb up and give the next person permission to do the same. Warren did that.”
Crystal Zevon, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon

“It’s alright. It’s okay if it’s about your ego. Sometimes it’s got to be about your ego. Just know that it is.”
Crystal Zevon, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon

Julian Barnes
“Anyone who understood art knew that it never achieved what its maker dreamed for it. Art always fell short, and the artist, far from rescuing something from the disaster of life, was thereby condemned to be a double failure.”
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