Twere better far That gods should quaff their nectar merrily, And men sing out the day like grasshoppers, So may they haply lull the watchful thunder.— Hartley Coleridge
Most Powerful Quaff quotations
For when we quaff the gen'rous bowl, Then sleep the sorrows of our soul.
Let us drink the juice divine, The gift of Bacchus, god of wine. When I take wine, my cares go to rest.
We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim -- objects press around us, filling the mind with the throng of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.
They eat, they drink, and in communion sweet Quaff immortality and joy.
So laugh, lads, and quaff, lads, twill make you stout and hale;
through all my days, I'll sing the praise of brown October ale.
Then this immensive cupOf aromatic wine,Catullus, I quaff upTo that terse muse of thine.
Every sunny morning is a great fountain; we quaff 'sweet hope' from it.
Thus, while I quaff the genial wine, I live mid transports quite divine.
So when that Angel of the darker Drink, at last shall find you by the river-brink, And, offering his Cup, invite your Soul forth to your Lips to quaff-you shall not shrink.
Clap! Snap! the black crack! Grip, grab! Pinch, nab! And down down to Goblin-town You go, my lad! Clash, crash! Crush, smash! Hammer and tongs! Knocker and gongs! Pound, pound, far underground! Ho, ho! my lad! Swish, smack! Whip crack! Batter and beat! Yammer and bleat! Work, work! Nor dare to shirk, While Goblins quaff, and Goblins laugh, Round and round far underground Below, my lad!
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!
Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor. "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee--by these angels he hath sent thee-- Respite--respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore! Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!" Quothe the Raven, "Nevermore.