"A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature."
"Nature, Mr Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above."
- The African Queen (1951)
Rise above nature? And here I was thinking only the Divinest of loves could even raise us to its pitiful level. Strange, though, how our own most widely popular means of lifting ourselves up - pride, power, empire, overwork, insomnia, sexual dysfunction - almost invariably drag us farther down . . .