Terry Southern was a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter known for a darkly absurd and satirical style. His best known works include Dr. Strangelove, The Loved One, and the novels Candy, The Magic Christian, and Blue Movie. He was a writer for Saturday Night Live during the 1980s. Sick joker.
"I believe I live abroad because I'm looking for isolation... The kind I mean that comes with an immunity to overhearing cliches, because a language you didn't hear as a child never necessarily intrudes the way it would at home, in the subway, or the drugstore. A phrase that you catch over here by chance, just because you haven't heard it for the ten millionth time, is apt to seem fresh and interesting."