‘Oh, come on, at your age the glass is half full.’ ‘No, it’s at your stage that the glass is half full. At my age we don’t want half a glass, full or empty. In fact we don’t want a glass, end of. We want a tankard and we want it overflowing. We are the have-everything generation, remember.’ ‘No, we’re the have-everything generation.’ ‘Well we’re the pissed generation then.’

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson