When he said I had a smile "to die for", a sip of poison slipped into my veins as I recalled Orwell's advice they you should never use a metaphor or simile that you are used to hearing or seeing in print.
“We held hands. It’s funny, even at the height of our friendship, as guys, you’d never hold hands. I sat with him for a few hours when he was in treatment about 10 days from his death. We joked about things – just amusing, nutty stuff. It was good. It was like we were dreaming. He was my little baby brother, almost, because I’d known him that long”. - Paul McCartney talking about George’s death