"[I]t is a salient feature of human life, as the novels present it, that it is lived only once, and in one direction."
-Martha Nussbaum, "Love's Knowledge"
“That last outburst was probably unnecessary, but what the hell? Let them drink Drano if they can’t take a joke. I’m tired of wallowing around in this goddamn thing.” -Hunter S. Thompson, “The Banshee Screams for Buffalo Meat”