They talked late into the night, as if they were old friends. And Stoner came to realize that she was, as she had said, almost happy with her despair; she would live her days out quietly, drinking a little more, year by year, numbing herself against the nothingness her life had become. He was glad she had that, at least; he was grateful that she could drink.
—John Williams, Stoner
This quote is about drinking too much coffee, right?
Bonus Valentine’s Day content: Remember when this lady liked Stoner so much she couldn’t help but kiss it?