A desperate reader writes into Andrew W.K.'s advice column at the Village Voice grappling with his all-consuming relationship with pizza. With great care, the singer/songwriter/party forecaster/motivational speaker sets him on the straight and narrow about the hazards of a life without love–and a life without pizza.
Here are the best quotes:
1. Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza.
2.The same people who say pizza is bad because it's not "natural" could also say electric guitar is bad because it didn't naturally fall from the sky in one piece.
3. Some people get a twisted sort of joy in systematically abusing and degrading the joys of other people. It's not so much that they want to convince you pizza is bad; they want to convince you that you're bad for loving it, and that they're truly healthier, smarter, and all around better people for eating differently or having a different lifestyle.
4. The world is an intense and overwhelming place and we create things like pizza so that being in the world can feel a little less harsh.
5. If pizza brings you joy, then by all means, love that pizza like your life depends on it. Because it does.
Do take a minute to read his whole rant.