one foot in the gutter

β€œIt’s odd the way that, in spite of the exuberant appurtenances of fame, the undeniable and, let’s face it, enjoyable tokens granted by success, I’ve always had one foot in the gutter.”

Russell Brand

I’ve always thought Fatboy Slim’s album title ‘Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars’ is an apt description of life.

As Oscar Wilde famously said:

β€œWe are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”