"Men like women who write. Even though they don't say so. A writer is a foreign country."
"No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation."
"When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature."