Quotes About Vodka

Quotes tagged as "vodka" (showing 1-29 of 29)
Frank O'Hara
“After the first glass of vodka
you can accept just about anything
of life even your own mysteriousness
you think it is nice that a box
of matches is purple and brown and is called La Petite and comes from Sweden
for they are words that you know and that is all you know words not their feelings or what they mean and you write because you know them not because you understand them because you don't you are stupid and lazy and will never be great but you do what you know because what else is there?”
Frank O'Hara, The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara

Richelle Mead
“Things on the essential list: vodka, Nine Inch Nails, a steady supply of mortal men, and an all-purpose bitchy attitude.”
Richelle Mead

Mikhail Bulgakov
“Is that vodka?" Margarita asked weakly.
The cat jumped up in his seat with indignation.
"I beg pardon, my queen," he rasped, "Would I ever allow myself to offer vodka to a lady? This is pure alcohol!”
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

Anthony Bourdain
“They're professionals at this in Russia, so no matter how many Jell-O shots or Jager shooters you might have downed at college mixers, no matter how good a drinker you might think you are, don't forget that the Russians - any Russian - can drink you under the table.”
Anthony Bourdain, A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines

Sergei Lukyanenko
“Of course we got drunk!" Semyon said. "It's okay to get drunk, Anton. If you need to real bad. Only you have to get drunk on vodka. Cognac and wine—that's all for the heart."

"So what's vodka for?"

"For the soul. If it's hurting real bad”
Sergei Lukyanenko, Night Watch

Philip Sington
“We drank our coffee the Russian way. That is to say we had vodka before it and vodka afterwards.”
Philip Sington, The Valley of Unknowing

Jonas Jonasson
“Allan interrupted the two brothers by saying that he had been out and about in the world and if there was one thing he had learned it was that the very biggest and apparently most impossible conflicts on earth were based on the dialogue: “You are stupid, no, it’s you who are stupid, no, it’s you who are stupid.” The solution, said Allan, was often to down a bottle of vodka together and then look ahead.”
Jonas Jonasson, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Anton Chekhov
“Wine and tobacco destroy the individuality. After a cigar or a glass of vodka you are no longer Peter Sorin, but Peter Sorin plus somebody else. Your ego breaks in two: you begin to think of yourself in the third person.”
Anton Chekhov, The Seagull

Jennifer Lane
“Vladimir leaned forward. “Never dilute vodka. Is sin.”
Jennifer Lane, On Best Behavior

J.R. Ward
“The hallway beyond was filled with males of the house, the Brothers and other fighters and Manny sitting on the floor with their backs to the bare walls, their legs stretched out, propped up, crossed at the knees or crossed at the ankles.

Apparently there had been quite a bit of drinking going on, bottles of vodka and whiskey littered around them, glasses in hands or on thighs.

"This is NOT as pathetic as it looks," her Butch pointed out.

"Liar," V muttered, "It so fucking is. I think I'm going to start knitting for reals.”
J.R. Ward, Blood Kiss

Lidia Yuknavitch
“I kiss her. I kiss her and kiss her. I try not to bite her lip. She tastes like vodkahoney.”
Lidia Yuknavitch, Dora: A Headcase

“Is that vodka?' Margarita asked weakly. The cat jumped up from its chair in indignation. 'Excuse me, your majesty,' he squeaked, 'do you think I would give vodka to a lady? That is pure spirit!”
Mihail Bulhakov

Michèle Bernstein
“Vodka goes well with a wintery perspective. Nothing else provokes such presentiments of falling snow except, for some, the communist seizure of the state.”
Michèle Bernstein, All the King's Horses (Semiotext

Karen Quan
“I really hate that I need my glasses while using my laptop. What I hate even more is that I need those glasses to be full of vodka at all times.
-Karen Quan and Jarod Kintz”
Karen Quan, liQUID PROse QUOtes

Anton Chekhov
“Ivanov: Gentlemen, you've again set up a drinking shop in my study... I have asked each and every one of you a
thousand times not to do that...

Look now, you've spilt vodka on a paper... and there are crumbs... and gherkins...

It's disgusting!”
Anton Chekhov, Ivanov

Phil Volatile
“I pawned the remote to my misery,
trading it in for liquor that was cheap;
screwdrivers for my vitamin c,
and a little bloodstream to my IV,
helping to soothe my lunacy”
Phil Volatile, White Wedding Lies, and Discontent: An American Love Story

Karen Quan
“It's super cloudy right now but I think I can see the northern lights from my room. Another observation: Every light is a strobe light, if you just blink fast enough, and drink enough vodka.
-Karen Quan and Jarod Kintz”
Karen Quan, liQUID PROse QUOtes

Rawi Hage
“Jazz and vodka, the fuel of resistance.”
Rawi Hage, Carnival: A Novel

“Wine and tobacco destroy the individuality. After a cigar or a glass of vodka you are no longer Peter Sorin, but Peter Sorin plus somebody else. Your ego breaks in two: you begin to think of yourself in the third person.”
Anthon Chekhov

Warren Ellis
“Once in a very blue moon, John Tallow imagined his younger self standing down the timeline of his present life, bare toes curling in teenage beach sand, looking ahead to today and watching his future life collapse in on itself like a dying star. His future life becoming small and dark and dense, its gravity apparently grim and inescapable.

Once in a very blue moon, John Tallow spent some cash on a bottle of vodka and drank it at home within an hour.”
Warren Ellis

Elif Batuman
“At the first such gathering, I politely sat with them for half an hour, drank some vodka, and even recited a toast about how great it was that Gulya had such great friends. This proved to be a tactical error, since afterward Gulya wanted me to drink vodka and recite toasts with them every night, which was not compatible with my program of study of the great Uzbek language.”
Elif Batuman, The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

Tom Rachman
“Vodka is like water, but with consequences.”
Tom Rachman
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Andrea Heltsley
“You never know what the vodka will bring,” I laughed.
“Oh, like the time you caught my hair on fire at the candlelight party in Mel’s basement! That was the craziest thing that I ever had happen to me. If you hadn’t switched to water, I would have been bald!”
-Cora, Nessa”
Andrea Heltsley, Dissolve

“Oh Yeah! I fucked up another day! That's enough reason to have a Vodka!”
Ramana Pemmaraju

“Nel mio paese, la vodka non porta alcuna gioia. Porta abbruttimento, rimorso, depressione. Distrugge ogni cosa.”
Nikolai Maslov, Siberia

Kirsty Logan
“We grab handfuls of bottles and climb up onto the roof of the house. She stumbles and her foot slips into the gutter sopped with dead leaves. I grab her wrists and pull her clear – sure, she's not the person I'd choose to do this with, but she's my only option so I might as well be nice. Plus I don't want her to drop the vodka.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

“I hate vodka. It is the second worst thing to have come out of Russia, after communism - which isn't Russian anyway, Karl Marx was Russian.”
Param Vyas

Farley Mowat
“As the Siberian saying goes: One hundred versts (roughly a hundred miles) is no distance. A hundred rubles isn't worthwhile money. And a hundred grams of vodka just makes you thirsty.”
Farley Mowat, The Siberians

Jerzy Pilch
“You're the measure of my true decline. Your home isn't in the underworld, you live in the back room of the liquor store. My eternally hung-over angel, my Satan crawling like an amber worm from a bottle of Zoladkowa Gorzka.”
Jerzy Pilch, The Mighty Angel

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