Saturday, June 27, 2009

Man's Man

"As a writer, I'm a very sensitive fellow, but I am also a man, and real men don't give into their sensitivities. Only sissy-men do that. Therefore I drink. How else can I face the existential horror of it all and continue to work? Besides, come on, I can handle it. A real man always can."
- Ernest Hemingway

Of the seven U.S. Nobel laureates in literature, five have been diagnosed as alcoholics.

An earlier reference to Hemingway here.