Drunken Brilliance?

Who says the muse lives in a bottle of booze? Unless the muse is a tequila worm?

Nelson_W._Aldrich

Boozing does not necessarily have to
go hand in hand with being a writer,
as seemed to be the concept in America.
I therefore solemnly declare
to all young men trying to become writers
that they do not actually have to
become drunkards first.

Nelson, W. Aldrich, Republican Senator 1881 to 1911