Peter Englund is a brilliant Swedish Author and Historian. In a recent interview he was asked the standard likes/dislikes question. His reply for favourite beverage was:
Tea. If I drink alcohol I do so to get drunk.
It reminded me of an old friend, who would refuse to go to a parties with us if we weren't on for a full night of drinking.
He used to claim that he lived according to a Yoda-esque philosophy on life; you either do or do not, there is no trying.
I used to claim that he was a bloody alcoholic and just wanted to drag the rest of us down with him.