Selected Quotes about Drinking

One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time. -- Nancy Astor

Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking. -- Dave Barry

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony. -- Robert Benchley

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with it's just compounding the felony. -- Robert Benchley

I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry Martini. -- Robert Benchley

A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender. -- Jim Bishop

When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place. -- Jimmy Breslin

Water, water, everywhere,And all the boards did shrink.Water, water everywhere,Nor any drop to drink. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake--which I also keep handy. -- W. C. Fields

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. -- W. C. Fields

Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune. -- Dr. Thomas Fuller

Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking. -- Kahlil Gibran

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

It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine. -- Heraclitus

The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken. -- Homer

And malt does more than Milton can To justify God's ways to man. -- A. E. Housman

I am grieved that it should be said he is my brother, and take these courses. Well, as he brews, so shall he drink, for George again. Yet he shall hear on't, and tightly, too, an' I live, i'faith. -- Ben Johnson

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine. -- Fran Lebowitz

I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on. -- Oscar Levant

I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in 14 days I lost two weeks. -- Joe E. Lewis

If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt. -- Dean Martin

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass. -- Martin Mull

They speak of my drinking but never think of my thirst -- Scottish Proverb

The biggest danger for a politician is to shake hands with a man who is physically stronger, has been drinking and is voting for the other guy. -- William Proxmire

[Water is] the only drink for a wise man. -- Henry David Thoreau

Work is the curse of the drinking classes. -- Oscar Wilde

My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle. -- Henny Youngman

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. -- Henny Youngman

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