Quotation by William Gibson

A pragmatic race, the Japanese appear to have decided long ago that the only reason for drinking alcohol is to become intoxicated and therefore drink only when they wish to be drunk.
So I went out into the night and the neon and let the crowd pull me along, walking blind, willing myself to be just a segment of that mass organism, just one more drifting chip of consciousness under the geodesics.
William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. repr. Virago (1992) repr. Burning Chrome, Ace Books (1987). "Burning Chrome," "Tokyo Pastoral," Omni (July 1982).
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