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If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.

Dean Martin

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Ernest Hemingway

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

I'd hate to be a teetotaler. Imagine getting up in the morning and knowing that's as good as you're going to feel all day.

Dean Martin

Old wine and friends improve with age.

Italian Proverbs

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

When I drink, I think; and when I think, I drink.

Francois Rabelais

What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.


We live for the nights we'll never remember with the people we'll never forget.


I drink to make other people interesting.


Whiskey has killed more men than bullets, but most men would rather be full of whiskey than bullets.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Drunkenness is temporary suicide.

Bertrand Russell

Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.

Charles Dickens

Wine is bottled poetry.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Candy, is dandy, but Liquor, is quicker.

Ogden Nash

I only drink to make other people seem more interesting.

George Jean Nathan

A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.

Thomas Fuller

Water is the only drink for a wise man.

Henry David Thoreau

I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.

General Robert E. Lee

I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.

Winston Churchill

Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.

Henry Fielding

One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.

Brendan F. Behan

I drink to forget I drink.

Joe E. Lewis

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.

Walter Scott

A boy is invincible. Then he drinks and drives and he finds out that his friend isn't.


If merely feeling good could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.

William James

It pays to get drunk with the best people.

Joe E. Lewis

There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever, and one of them is that he has taken to drink.

Booth Tarkington

You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.

W. C. Fields

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Even though a number of people have tried, no one has ever found a way to drink for a living.

Jean Kerr

A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.

Samuel Johnson

I never drink water; that is the stuff that rusts pipes.

W. C. Fields

This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.


Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.

Lord Byron

Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.

A.E. Housman

Many a woman drives a man to drink water.


I do not live in the world of sobriety.

Oliver Reed

I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.

George Farquhar

One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.

Nancy Astor

Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones you must keep them wet.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging; and who is deceived by it is not wise.


Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter. Sermons and soda water the day after.

Lord Byron

The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time.

Luis Bunuel

It is immoral to get drunk because the headache comes after the drinking, but if the headache came first and the drunkenness afterwards, it would be moral to get drunk.

Samuel Butler

The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.

William Butler Yeats

A man is never drunk if he can lay on the floor without holding on.

Joe E. Lewis

The piano has been drinking, not me.

Tom Waits

Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either.

John Gay

They who drink beer will think beer.

Washington Irving

The whole world is about three drinks behind.

Humphrey Bogart

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.

W. C. Fields

I'm only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler.

George Bernard Shaw

The best audience is one that is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk.

Alben W. Barkley

I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.

W. C. Fields

Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.

A.E. Housman

It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.

John Selden

I'm tied of hearing about temperance instead of abstinence, in order to please the cocktail crowd in church congregations.

Vance Havner

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

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.

Thomas Fuller

The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart.

W. C. Fields

Somebody left the cork out of my lunch.

W. C. Fields

The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.

Sir William Temple

Where does one not find that bland degeneration which beer produces in the spirit!

Friedrich Nietzsche

I don't drink any more than the man next to me, and the man next to me is Dean Martin.

Joe E. Lewis

Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.

Omar Khayyam

And when night, darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.

John Milton

A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn't care to drink with, even if he drank.

H. L. Mencken

I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Joe E. Lewis

The hangover became a part of the day as well allowed-for as the Spanish siesta.


Macduff: What three things does drink especially provoke? Porter: Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine.

William Shakespeare

I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; so full of valor that they smote the air, for breathing in their faces, beat the ground for kissing of their feet.

William Shakespeare

Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.

Jonathan Swift

At the punch-bowl's brink, let the thirsty think, what they say in Japan: first the man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the man!

Edward Rowland Sill

It provokes the desire but it takes away the performance. Therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him and it mars him; it sets him on and it takes him off.

William Shakespeare

O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.

William Shakespeare

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

If I remember right there are five excuses for drinking: the visit of a guest, present thirst, future thirst, the goodness of the wine, and any other excuse you choose!

Pete Sermond

Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker.


They make much of our drinking, but never think of our thirst.

L. Schefer

The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts

Florence Sabin

It's a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don't see or care.


I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me-spiritually and financially.

Denzel Washington

And must I wholly banish hence these red and golden juices, and pay my vows to Abstinence, that pallidest of Muses?

Sir William Watson

You can't be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline -- it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.

Frank Zappa

Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.

Samuel Pepys

For me, A.A. is a synthesis of all the philosophy I've ever read, all of the positive, good philosophy, all of it based on love. I have seen that there is only one law, the law of love, and there are only two sins; the first is to interfere with the growth of another human being, and the second is to interfere with one's own growth.


All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad.

William Penn

Beauty is in the eye of the Beer holder!


Sir, I have no objection to a man's drinking wine, if he can do it in moderation. I found myself apt to go to excess in it, and therefore, after having been for some time without it, on account of illness, I thought it better not to return to it. Every man is to judge for himself, according to the effects which he experiences.

Samuel Johnson

A torchlight procession marching down your throat.

John Louis O'Sullivan

He who goes to bed, and goes to bed sober,Falls as the leaves do, and dies in October;But he who goes to bed, and goes to bed mellow,Lives as he ought to do, and dies an honest fellow.

John Fletcher

I can't say whether we had more wit among us now than usual, but I am certain we had more laughing, which answered the end as well.

Oliver Goldsmith

I'm not so think as you drunk I am.

John Squire

It takes that je ne sais quoi which we call sophistication for a woman to be magnificent in a drawing-room when her faculties have departed but she herself has not yet gone home.

James Thurber

There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.

Samuel Johnson

There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.

Samuel Johnson

Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee.

George Herbert

He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.


There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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