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

ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.
A.E. Housman ale quote

Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?
— William Shakespeare

I am very sorry to know and hear how unreverently that most precious jewel, the Word of God, is disputed, rhymed, sung and jangled in every ale-house and tavern, contrary to the true meaning and doctrine of the same.
— Edward VIII

'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man's heart through half the year.
— ale quotation by Walter Scott