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Quotes About Drinking

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

Ernest Hemingway
“I drink to make other people more interesting.”
Ernest Hemingway

Edgar Allan Poe
“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”
Edgar Allan Poe

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe
Rain may fall, and wind may blow
And many miles be still to go
But under a tall tree will I lie
And let the clouds go sailing by”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Charles Bukowski
“Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same. It yanks you out of your body and your mind and throws you against the wall. I have the feeling that drinking is a form of suicide where you're allowed to return to life and begin all over the next day. It's like killing yourself, and then you're reborn. I guess I've lived about ten or fifteen thousand lives now.”
Charles Bukowski

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

Carson McCullers
“Next to music, beer was best.”
Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Benjamin Franklin
“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.”
Benjamin Franklin

Winston S. Churchill
“A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.”
Winston S. Churchill

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

W.C. Fields
“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”
W.C. Fields

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Dorothy Parker
“I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I'm under the table,
after four I'm under my host.”
Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker

Chelsea Handler
“There are two kinds of people I don't trust: people who don't drink and people who collect stickers.”
Chelsea Handler, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

Charles Bukowski
“I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again.”
Charles Bukowski

Benjamin Franklin
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

[misquote of a letter about wine, see quotes/831031]”
Benjamin Franklin

David Sedaris
“We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well made cocktail.”
David Sedaris, Naked

Frank Sinatra
“Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”
Frank Sinatra

Terry Pratchett
“Death: "THERE ARE BETTER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN ALCOHOL, ALBERT."
Albert: "Oh, yes, sir. But alcohol sort of compensates for not getting them.”
Terry Pratchett

Jim Butcher
“Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.”
Jim Butcher, Changes

Ernest Hemingway
“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.”
Ernest Hemingway

Hunter S. Thompson
“Good people drink good beer.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Anne Lamott
“I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.”
Anne Lamott

Chelsea Handler
“I went out with a guy who once told me I didn’t need to drink to make myself more fun to be around. I told him, I’m drinking so that you’re more fun to be around.”
Chelsea Handler, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

Steve Martin
“Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.”
Steve Martin

Drew Carey
“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so?
There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.”
Drew Carey

Sylvia Plath
“I began to think vodka was my drink at last. It didn’t taste like anything, but it went straight down into my stomach like a sword swallowers’ sword and made me feel powerful and godlike.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Warren Ellis
“Drinking is fun! It makes me feel horrible and sexy!”
Warren Ellis

Oscar Wilde
“After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”
Oscar Wilde

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