the Opium Poppy : papaver somniferum


"Who lives longer? the man who takes heroin for two years and dies, or a man who lives on roast beef, water and potatoes 'till 95? One passes his 24 months in eternity. All the years of the beefeater are lived only in time"
Aldous Huxley

"Thou has the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle and mighty opium"
Thomas de Quincy
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater