Now I’ve justified this to myself in all sorts of ways. It wasn’t a big deal, just a minor betrayal. Or we’d outgrown each other, you know, that sort of thing. But let’s face it, I ripped them off - my so called mates. But Begbie, I couldn’t give a shit about him. And Sick Boy, well he’d done the same to me, if he’d only thought of it first. And Spud, well okay, I felt sorry for Spud - he never hurt anybody. So why did I do it? I could offer a million answers - all false. The truth is that I’m a bad person.
- Renton, Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
BASTARD BASTARD BASTARD FUCKING COCK AND CUNT SUCKING SONS OF RENEGADE JAKEY HOORMEISTERS…
- Irvine Welsh (on twitter)
So i take this new bike out for a spin and then i see this young man light up a cigarette and he produced more smoke than a damm Missisipi Steam Boat, then he hopped back on his mountainbike…He got this old cheapass mtb and rides with this old sneakers on his feet, and he keeps riding in the high grass next to the bikepath…I am curious now and go to catch him and as i pass him i realise that this dude smokes a huge joint…This joint had about the size of my little daughters arms, unbelievable. And his eyes where about to pop out - hahaha
- Jens Voigt
Just put my whites in to wash. Thoroughly searched the pile 3 (yes 3!!) times for rogue coloured socks, etc.Still nervous until it’s over.
- Mark Cavendish
Ah suppose man, ah’m too much ay a perfectionist, ken? It’s likesay, if things go a bit dodgy, ah jist cannae be bothered, y’know?
- Spud, Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
Lemond was in trouble. He had a bout of diarrhea. He rode by me with thirty kilometers to go, surrounded by his domestiques bringing him to the front. God the smell was terrible. It was rolling down his legs. I know if it was me I would stop. But then I am not capable of winning the Tour de France. He is, and I suppose that’s the difference.
- Paul Kimmage
That’s all very well as an abstract moral principle, Avril, a coffee-table theoretical construct, but there’s no denying the sheer gratuitous pleasure to be derived from seeing members of the ruling class in pain and torment.
- Irvine Welsh, The Acid House
I can see why Howard Hughes got into this morphine shit. Makes a particularly average day really quite excellent.
- David Millar