„Not for all the fire in hell
Not for all the blue in the sky
Not for an empire of my own
Not even for peace of mind“

—  Charles Bernstein, "All the Whiskey in Heaven" http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080303/bernstein, The Nation, 3 March 2008
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