I will lift mine eyes unto the

I will lift mine eyes unto the pills.  Almost everyone takes them, from the humble aspirin to the multi-coloured, king-sized three deckers, which put you to sleep, wake you up, stimulate and soothe you all in one.  It is an age of pills.  ~Malcolm Muggeridge, 1962DCMOO, The New Statesman, 3 Aug 1962

It is difficult to live without opium

It is difficult to live without opium after having known it because it is difficult, after knowing opium, to take earth seriously.  And unless one is a saint, it is difficult to live without taking earth seriously.  ~Jean Cocteau, Opium: The Diary of a Cure, 1930, translated by Margaret Crosland and Sinclair Road, 1958; CTO