Gabriel Oak speaks of intentions against insulting his lady:
"Now - the first man in the parish that I hear prophesying bad of our mistress, why -" (here the fist was raised and let fall, as Thor might have done with his hammer in assaying it), "- he’ll smell and taste that - or I’m a Dutchman."
I think I will become a monk and devote my entire life to prayer and good works.’
No,’ said Rek. ‘I mean, what will you do today?’
Ah! Today I’ll get drunk and go whoring,’ said Bowman.
David Gemmell’s Legend
There are times, I believe, that the world would be a far more magnificent place if everyone looked only to live for the day. Characters such as these are abundant in works of fiction, but they are even more precious when found walking the streets.