July 6, 2012

Cocktail Talk: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?

So, there’s love. And that’s a good thing. But even when in love, there sometimes has to be a line of what you just won’t do, even for someone who you love (and I’m talking the love gamut here, from friend to significant other and all). And I think that old drinker-now-gone Richard Burton says it best (in a very specifically Spiked Punch kind of way) in the below quote, from the 1966 movie version of the Albee play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf:

Now, I will hold your hand when it’s dark and you’re afraid of the boogeyman and I will tote your gin bottles out after midnight so no one can see but I will not light your cigarette. And that, as they say, is that.

–Richard Burton (as George), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf

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