‘When I covered sports, I used to get together with the other writers on the road. Hotel rooms, planes, taxis, restaurants. There was only one topic of conversation. Sex and death.’

‘That’s two topics.’

‘You’re right, Jack.’

‘I would hate to believe that they are inextricably linked.’

‘It’s just that on the road everything is linked. Everything and nothing, to be precise.’

Don Delillo –
White Noise