I want to write like this man.
This is part of the reason why:
"Smoking is rubbish, most of the time. But if I'd never smoked, I'd never have met Kurt Vonnegut. We were both at a huge party in New York, and I sneaked out onto the balcony for a cigarette, and there he was, smoking. So we talked--about C.S. Forester, I seem to remember. (That's just a crappy and phony figure of speech. Of course I remember.) So tell your kids not to smoke, but it's only fair to warn them of the downside too; that they will therefore never get the chance to offer the greatest living writer in America a light."
taken from The Polysyllabic Spree. Great book. I highly recommend.