"There's no such thing as life without bloodshed," McCarthy says philosophically. "I think the notion that the species can be improved in some way, that everyone could live in harmony, is a really dangerous idea. Those who are afflicted with this notion are the first ones to give up their souls, their freedom. Your desire that it be that way will enslave you and make your life vacuous." NYT's interview with McCarthy, 1992.
Coca-Cola references in Cormac McCarthy novels:
The Orchard Keeper, p. 199
Suttree, pp. 23, 70, 71, 72, 156, 185, 392
All the Pretty Horses, p. 221
Cities of the Plain, p. 114
No Country For Old Men, p. 20
The Road, ARC pp. 19, 123
"Stacking up stone is the oldest trade there is," he says, sipping a Coke. "Not even prostitution can come close to its antiquity. It's older than anything, older than fire. And in the last 50 years, with hydraulic cement, it's vanishing. I find that rather interesting."From the New York Times Interview in 1992.