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Lady bartenders live a tougher life than anybody knows. — Dancing Bear
The sun rose each morning to stare into my face with the blank but touching gaze of a lovely retarded child.
There's no accounting for laws. Or the changes wrought by men and time.
I had done either too much coke or too little, a constant problem in my life.
Maybe I will go to Paris.
Who knows? But I'll sure as hell never
Go back to Texas again
I try to stay two drinks ahead of reality and three behind a drunk
I have learned some things. Modern life is warfare without end: take no prisoners, leave no wounded, eat the dead—that's environmentally sound.
When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon.
Youth endures all things, kings and poetry and love. Everything but time.
I knew the men were probably terrible people who whistled at pretty girls, treated their wives like servants, and voted for Nixon every chance they got, but as far as I was concerned, they beat the hell out of a Volvo-load of liberals for hard work and good times.
The only person more cynical than a drunk is a reformed drunk.
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Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
Guy de Maupassant
October 12, 1939
September 17, 2008
James Arthur Crumley was the author of violent hardboiled crime novels and several volumes of short stories and essays, as well as published and unpublished screenplays.
The last good kiss (1978)
The Mexican Tree Duck (1993)
One to count cadence (1966)
The right madness (2005)
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