One should always be drunk. That’s the great thing, the only question. Not to feel the horrible burden of Time weighing on your shoulders and bowing you to the earth, you should be drunk without respite. Drunk with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please. But get drunk.



—Charles Baudelaire, c. 1867
HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE! NOW GET DRUNK. 

One should always be drunk. That’s the great thing, the only question. Not to feel the horrible burden of Time weighing on your shoulders and bowing you to the earth, you should be drunk without respite. Drunk with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please. But get drunk.

—Charles Baudelaire, c. 1867

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE! NOW GET DRUNK.