Skagboys - Irvine Welsh
"[A cop talked one of Renton's friends out of a suicidal jump from a high-rise residence building and apparently told the guy that life will get easier and he should not just throw it away]

-Does [life] get easier, I mean, [Renton] arks urgently.

The cop shakes his heid. -Does it fuck; it gets bleeding worse. All that happens is that the expectations you have of life fall. You just get used to all the shit.

Renton looks as perturbed as ah feel, and we gaze at each other and realise that the cop isnae fucking joking. Ah think about poor Spud. Renton looks starkly at [the cop]. -What if ye can't get used to it?

The copper looks back up tae the flats, shrugs his shoulders and curls his bottom lip doon. -Well, that window's still gonna be there."