I'm not entirely sure why Dennis Quaid has penned a short essay for Newsweek entitled "My Favorite Mistake: Cocaine," but he has, so let's blow through a few lines.
"It started after I left college and came to Los Angeles in 1974. It was very casual at first. That's what people were doing when they were at parties."
"Cocaine was even in the budgets of movies, thinly disguised. It was petty cash, you know?"
"By the time I was doing The Big Easy, in the late 1980s, I was a mess...I'd wake up, snort a line, and swear I wasn't going to do it again that day. But then 4 o'clock rolled around, and I'd be right back down the same road like a little squirrel on one of those treadmills."
Okay, let's take a breather. I'm starting to feel, like, really high. Did he just say something about a squirrel on a treadmill? [Newsweek, photo via Getty]