"I've but come from the last wineshop open—Ishtar's curse on those white-livered reformers who close the grog-houses! 'Let me sleep rather than guzzle,' they say—aye, so they can work and fight better for their masters! Soft-gutted eunuchs, I call them. When I served with the mercenaries of Corinthia, we swilled and wenched all night and fought all day—aye, blood ran down the channels of our swords. But what of you my girl? Take off that cursed mask—"
—Conan the Barbarian speaking in Robert E. Howard's Black Colossus