| Temperance of the stomach is a door to all the virtues. Restrain the stomach, and you will enter
Paradise. But if you please and pamper your stomach, you will hurl yourself over the precipice of
bodily impurity, into the fire of wrath and fury, you will coarsen and darken your mind, and in
this way you will ruin your powers of attention and self-control, your sobriety and vigilance.
Allen Ginsberg reading
C'mon Pigs of Western Civilization Eat More Grease December 19, 1993
Recorded live at the Knitting Factory, NYC, May 11, 1995. Written, Athens, Greece,
December 19, 1993