Tom Robbins

I just finished Jitterbug Perfume which discusses life, death and the smells in both places.
One of my favorite lines:

The rich are the most discriminated-against minority in the world. Openly or covertly, everybody hates the rich because, openly or covertly, everybody envies the rich. Me, I love the rich. Somebody has to love them. Sure, a lot o’ rich people are assholes, but believe me, a lot o’ poor people are assholes, too, and an asshole with money can at least pay for his own drinks.”

Not sure if I agree with the sentiment, but in terms of a quality rant, it excels in its awesomeness.