“Drink, sir, is a great provoker of three things . . . nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and un-provokes; it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance.”
An interesting take on the “idea” of the public meeting house better known as “the pub”…
And no, this is not about glorifying alcohol:
The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk they’re sober.
William Butler Yeats