I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I’ve lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment. John Steinbeck in Travels with Charley
Charles Dickens, 1862- I've really enjoyed all the Charles Dickens' excerpts we've been reading in class. I think he paints a really interesting and honest portrait of England, and I'm excited to start reading my recent purchase, A Tale of Two Cities.
Ernest Hemingway. Brilliant writer, professional alcoholic, tortured soul, and total badass. He was wounded in World War I, won a Nobel Prize for Literature, and once shot himself in the legs while gaffing a shark.