On drinking in paradise
"This is the dream of all the world. The dream is to live in Granada. You know, work in the morning, have a one-hour nap in the afternoon, and at night go out and have that life. Go out and see your friends and eat tapas and drink red wine and be in a beautiful place."
-- from "Parts Unknown (Spain)"
On the virtues of day drinking
"There's something wonderful about drinking in the afternoon. A not-too-cold pint, absolutely alone at the bar -- even in this fake-ass Irish pub."
-- excerpted from Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook