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All the King's Men

All the King's Men

by Robert Penn Warren

Drugs and Alcohol Quotes

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Quote #7

[…] I knew that if I didn't drink the bourbon, as soon as I shut my eyes to go to sleep the whole hot and heaving continent would begin charging at me out of the dark. (7.6)

Though we don't all treat it with bourbon, we do all know what Jack is talking about. That combination of exhaustion and having our worlds badly shaken is a good recipe for night terrors.

Quote #8

And as I drive down the night street, I wondered what Anne Stanton would have to say if she'd been there in that room and had seen the Boss piled up there, out blind on the couch. (9.109)

Hey, we wondered that, too. The clean image we have of Anne seems incongruous with the image of the drunken raving Boss. But then again, we don't really know Anne that well. What do you think she thinks about Willie's drinking?

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