Skagboys - Irvine Welsh
"- It isnae aboot helping, it's aboot being. If being Scottish is aboot one thing, it's aboot gittin fucked up, Renton explains, working the needle slowly into his flesh.
- Tae us intoxication isnae just a huge laugh, or even a basic human right. It's a way ay life, a political philosophy. Rabbie Burns said it: whiskey and freedom gang thegither. Whatever happens in the future tae the economy, whatever fucking government's in power, rest assured we'll still be pissin it up and shooting shit intae ourselves, he announces, pulsing with glorious anticipation as he sucks his dark blood back into the barrel, then lets his ravenous veins drink the concoction."