My books kept me from the ring, the dog-pit, the tavern, and the saloon.
— Thomas Hood

Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her.
Mark Twain saloon quote

I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet.
— Carry Nation

If I had to live my life over, I'd live over a saloon.
— W. C. Fields

In Nevada, for a time, the lawyer, the editor, the banker, the chief desperado, the chief gambler, and the saloon-keeper occupied the same level of society, and it was the highest.
— saloon quotation by Mark Twain