"People don't have to lease expensive office space in top-end buildings like Croker Concourse, but they can't defer their food consumption function."
"Can't defer their food consumption function?"
"They have to eat. Every day."
p. 74, A Man in Full. Tom Wolfe
Next one isn't censor-friendly --
What would Epictetus have done with this bunch? What could he have done? How could you apply his lessons two thousand years later, in this grimy gray pod, this pigsty full of beasts who grunted about motherfuckin' this and motherfuckin' that and turning boys into B-cats and jookin' punks? And yet...were they really any worse than Nero and his Imperial Guard? Epictetus spoke to him! -- from half a world and two thousand years away! The answer was somewhere in these pages!
p. 410-411, A Man in Full.