On the healing power of booze
"I need the anesthetic qualities of the local fire water."
-- from "Parts Unknown (Colombia)"
On drinking in transit
"When dealing with complex transportation issues, the best thing to do is pull up with a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out."
-- from "Parts Unknown (Peru)"
On drinking with mouthy vegetarians
"For their own good, vegetarians should never be allowed near fine beers and ales. It will only make them loud and belligerent, and they lack the physical strength and aggressive nature to back up any drunken assertions."
-- excerpted from The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones