Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), British novelist. Eustace Barnack, in Time Must Have a Stop, ch. 12 (1944).
Eustace Barnack's witticism contains an irony of which he seems unaware. Throughout the novel, his hedonism is made apparent by his continuous sucking on cigars. It is as though he were still an unweaned infant needy for the comfort of the breast.