Substance abuse—alcoholism, in particular—lurks within the biographies of many great writers. In some cases, it's impossible to talk about the author without speaking about the booze (Bukowski, Lowry). Many readers (and aspiring writers) like to romanticise the role of drinking in the creative process, thinking it a necessity for the creation of art. In the spirit of complicating the conversation, here are photos of famous authors drinking, with a quote from each about hitting the sauce. See how enticed you become.