"Drunkeness is simply voluntary insanity."

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Epistolae Morales

Octoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany, in 1991

"...when people were drunk they always tried to impersonate drunkards,
and the drunker they were the more they overacted."

Boris Pasternak
Doctor Zhivago


      "O God, that men
should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away
their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance
revel and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!"

William Shakespeare