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Alcohol quotes (58)

Prohibition makes you want to cry in your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.
Don Marquis   Category: Alcohol

Its a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding but I think youll be amused by its presumption.
James Thurber   Category: Alcohol

I choose my friends for their good looks my acquaintances for their good characters and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Alcohol

Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye Thats all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Alcohol

Drink moderately for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Alcohol

There are some people who read too much: The bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books as others are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze seeing nothing and hearing nothing.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Alcohol

Two great European narcotics alcohol and Christianity.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Alcohol

If once a man indulges himself in murder very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and sabbath-breaking and from that to incivility and procrastination.
Thomas de Quincey   Category: Alcohol

As for the brandy nothing extenuate; and the water put nought in in malice.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Alcohol

I pray thee let me and my fellow have A haire of the dog that bit us last night.
John Heywood   Category: Alcohol

The lips that touch liquor must never touch mine!
George W. Young   Category: Alcohol

RUM n. Generically fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Alcohol

Drinking makes such fools of people and people are such fools to begin with that its compounding a felony.
Robert Charles Benchley   Category: Alcohol

When I read about the evils of drinking I gave up reading.
Trent Redman   Category: Alcohol

Always do sober what you said youd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Ernest Hemingway   Category: Alcohol

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak.
Jay Leno   Category: Alcohol

Giving power and money to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys
Allen W. Sherzer   Category: Alcohol

The secret of drunkeness is that it insulates us in thought whilst it unites us in feeling.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Alcohol

An alcoholic is someone who you do not like who drinks as much as you do.
Dylan Thomas   Category: Alcohol

Wind to thy wings. Light to thy path. Dreams to thy heart.
Unknown   Category: Alcohol

Wine makes a man better pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Alcohol

There are more old drunkards than old doctors.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Alcohol

Going to the opera like getting drunk is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
Hannah More   Category: Alcohol

If I lived back in the wild west days instead of carrying a six-gun in my holster Id carry a soldering iron. That way if some smart-aleck cowboy said something like Hey look. Hes carrying a soldering iron! and started laughing and everybody else started laughing I could just say Thats right its a soldering iron. The soldering iron of justice. Then everybody would get real quiet and ashamed because they had made fun of the soldering iron of justice.
Jack Handey   Category: Alcohol

When I sell liquor its called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive its called hospitality.
Al Capone   Category: Alcohol

Drunkeness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative a momentary cessation of unhappiness.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Alcohol

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts -- for support rather than illumination.
Andrew Lang   Category: Alcohol

Our constitution protects aliens drunks and U.S. Senators.
Will Rogers   Category: Alcohol

Water is the only drink for a wise man.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Alcohol

If I die I must let me die drinking in an inn.
Walter Map or Mapes   Category: Alcohol

I cannot eat but little meat My stomach is not good; But sure I think that I can drink With him that wears a hood.
William Stevenson   Category: Alcohol

They say some of my stars drink whiskey. But I have found that the ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ballgames.
Casey Stengel   Category: Alcohol

No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkeness or so good as drink.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Alcohol

Better a mouse in the pot than no meat at all.
Proverb   Category: Alcohol

A little learning is a dang'rous thing; Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain And drinking largely sobers us again.
Alexander Pope   Category: Alcohol

Anyway no drug not even alcohol causes the fundamental ills of society. If were looking for the source of our troubles we shouldnt test people for drugs; we should test them for stupidity ignorance greed and love of power.
   Category: Alcohol

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Alcohol

As a cure for worrying work is better than whiskey.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Alcohol

They [the Persians] are accustomed to deliberate on matters of the highest moment when warm with wine; but whatever they in this situation may determine is again proposed to them on the morrow in their cooler moments by the person in whose house they had before assembled. If at this time also it meet their approbation it is executed; otherwise it is rejected. Whatever also they discuss when sober is always a second time examined after they have been drinking.
Herodotus   Category: Alcohol

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Alcohol

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Alcohol

My illness is due to my doctors insistence that I drink milk a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies.
W. C. Fields   Category: Alcohol

There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever and one of them is that he has taken to drink.
Newton Booth Tarkington   Category: Alcohol

There is a devil in every berry of the grape.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Alcohol

Of course it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street-cleansing fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.
Terry Pratchett   Category: Alcohol

Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Alcohol

Candy Is dandy But liquor Is quicker.
Ogden Nash   Category: Alcohol

Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
Woody Allen   Category: Alcohol

If all be true that I do think There are five reasons we should drink; Good wine - a friend - or being dry Or lest we should be by and by Or any other reason why.
Henry Aldrich   Category: Alcohol

O God! that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains; that we should with joy pleasance revel and applause transform ourselves into beasts.
William Shakespeare   Category: Alcohol

One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when Im having a good time.
Lady Nancy Astor   Category: Alcohol

Busy curious thirsty fly Drink with me and drink as I.
William Oldys   Category: Alcohol

Drunkenness is not a mere matter of intoxicating liquors; it goes deeper far deeper.
David Grayson   Category: Alcohol

Those that merely talk and never think That live in the wild anarchy of drink.
Ben Jonson   Category: Alcohol

Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
Herman Melville   Category: Alcohol

Some of my plays peter out and some pan out.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Alcohol

When night Darkens the streets then wander forth the sons Of Belial flown with insolence and wine.
John Milton   Category: Alcohol

Seriously I do not think I am fit for the Presidency.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Alcohol