“Something else is hurting you - that’s why you need pot or whiskey, or whips and rubber suits, or screaming music turned so fucking loud you can’t think.”
- Charles Bukowski
While filming The African Queen in Uganda and Congo in 1950 the whole cast and crew including Katherine Hepburn became extremely ill with dysentery from drinking the water. Everybody that is, except Humphrey Bogart, who only drank from the large supply of whiskey that he had brought with him.
An editor once asked Ernest Hemingway how long it would take him to finish a paragraph. Hemingway pointed to the bottle of whiskey on his desk and said, "about an inch or two."