Oscar Wilde on Absinthe

Over the last 150 years, Absinthe – a kind of green herbal liquor that was long banned in many nations until recently – has inspired fervent devotion from its fans as much as it roused rabid hatred from its detractors.

Here’s what Oscar Wilde had to say about the green goddess (courtesy: NYT)

After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see them as they are not. Finally, you see things as they are and that is the most horrible thing in the world.

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