Many writers are neither spirit nor wine, but rather spirits- of-wine: they can catch fire, and then they give off heat.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 597, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Wanderer and His Shadow, aphorism 101, "Spirits-of-Wine Authors," (1880).)