Wanna feel better about your drinking habits (or perhaps feel inspired)? This insane interview with French actor Gerard Depardieu (care of The Mirror) will get you there.
Among the many amazing quotes:
“When I’m bored, I drink. Apart from compulsory moments of abstinence. After bypass surgery, and also because of cholesterol and stuff, I have to be careful."
“Anyway, I’m not going to die. Not now. I still have energy."
“But if ever I start drinking I can’t drink like a normal person. I can absorb 12, 13, 14 bottles per day."
Discussing his operation, he explained: “I was asked to tell the doctor about my consumption. So I said, ‘here it goes’."
“It starts at home with champagne or red wine, before 10am. Then again champagne."
“Then pastis, maybe half a bottle. Then food, accompanied by two bottles of wine. In the afternoon, champagne, beer, and more pastis at around 5pm, to finish off the bottle. Later on vodka and/or whisky."
“I killed two lions once, and I understand why the lion is the king of the jungle. In legitimate self-defence."
Words to probably never live by, but hey — we (and Gerard, clearly) won’t judge you if you do.