The good life is the middle way
Between ambition and compassion
Between action and reflection
Between company and solitude
Between hedonism and abstinence
Between passion and judgment
Between the cup of coffee
and the glass of wine.
–Jay McInerney, printed on a Starbucks cup purchased in Humble, Texas.
- An ode to Sunday (chembelle.wordpress.com)
- Coffee Cup Poem no.73 (sosopoems.com)
- Jay McInerney: ‘I was fortunate to get a lot of mileage out of my vices’ (guardian.co.uk)