Quotes About Drink

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
Ann Landers

Drink really promises you everything and gives you nothing.
Nancy Astor

When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.
Jimmy Breslin

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with it’s just compounding the felony.
Robert Benchley

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?
W. C. Fields

An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.
Dylan Thomas

I am prepared to believe that a dry martini slightly impairs the palate, but think what it does for the soul.
Alec Waugh

The whole world is about three drinks behind.
Humphrey Bogart

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
Seneca the Younger

Joyce Rebeta-Burditt

Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.
Thomas Fuller

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

I don’t drink any more—Just the same amount.
Joe E. Lewis

When you teetotal, you’ve got an awful feeling that everybody’s your boss.
Will Fyffe

You must know your limitations.  I drink a bottle of Jack Daniel’s a day, that’s mine.
Lemmy, of Motšrhead, a heavy-metal band

I drink to make other people interesting.
George Jean Nathan

Two reasons for drinking: one is, when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it.
Thomas Love Peacock

Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector.  It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.
Graham Greene

A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.
Clifton Fadiman

A woman drove me to drink and I never even had the courtesy to thank her.
W. C. Fields (attrib.)

A man is never drunk if he can lie on the floor without holding on.
Joe E. Lewis

I drink to forget I drink.
Joe E. Lewis

I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini
Alexander Woolcott (attrib.)

One reason I don’t drink is that I want to know when I’m having a good time.
Nancy Astor

I drink no more than a sponge.
Francois Rabelais

I drink when I have occasion and sometimes when I have no occasion.
Miguel de Cervantes

Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures, kings.
William Shakespeare

One drink is plenty; two drinks too many, and three not half enough.
W. Knox Haynes

A good general rule is to state that the bouquet is better than the taste, and vice versa.
Stephen Potter, on wine one-upmanship



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