“Alright, I’m gonna give you a little feedback since you seem to be proceeding through life like a cat without whiskers perpetually caught behind the refrigerator. Your life and watching you live it is like a gag-reel of ineffective bodily functions. I swear to god that a toddler has a better understanding of the intricacies of chew-swallow-digest-don’t kill yourself on your TV dinner! And yet you’ve managed to turn this near death fuckup of yours into a moral referendum on me!” - James Barris, played by Robert Downey Jr. in A Scanner Darkly
Easily one of my favorite film & literary characters of all time. Downey’s interpretation of Barris was perfect.
I should write a review on the book actually… I loved it. It’s a must read for, well, anyone who likes good things, but specifically for anyone who is involved with drug culture in someway. Especially if you’ve seen both the glorious and ugly side of drugs.
Oh, and it’s by Philip K Dick, so if you’re a fan of him due to his other works, which are also drug-influenced, and surreal and sci-fi and speculative and crazy and weird and awesome… check it out.