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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”
Kingsley Amis

May Sarton
“Gardening is one of the rewards of middle age, when one is ready for an impersonal passion, a passion that demands patience, acute awareness of a world outside oneself, and the power to keep on growing through all the times of drought, through the cold snows, toward those moments of pure joy when all failures are forgotten and the plum tree flowers.”
May Sarton, Plant Dreaming Deep: A Journal

George Orwell
“The English will never develop into a nation of philosophers. They will always prefer instinct to logic and character to intelligence. But they must get rid of their downright contempt for 'cleverness'. They cannot afford it any longer. They must grow less tolerant of ugliness, and mentally more adventurous. And they must stop despising foreigners. They are Europeans and ought to be aware of it.”
George Orwell, The Lion and The Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius

“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

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