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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Alcohol and Alcoholism (119 Quotations)

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If all be true that I do think, there are five reasons we should drink: Good wine -- a friend -- or being dry -- or lest we should be by and by -- or any other reason why.
~ Henry Aldrich

 

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

 

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An alcoholic has been lightly defined as a man who drinks more than his own doctor.
~ Alvan L. Barach

 

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The best audience is one that is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk.
~ Alben W. Barkley

 

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Other countries drink to get drunk, and this is accepted by everyone; in France, drunkenness is a consequence, never an intention. A drink is felt as the spinning out of a pleasure, not as the necessary cause of an effect which is sought: wine is not only a philter, it is also the leisurely act of drinking.
~ Roland Barthes

 

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One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.
~ Brendan F. Behan

 

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Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging; and who is deceived by it is not wise.
~ Bible

 

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The whole world is about three drinks behind.
~ Humphrey Bogart

 

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Never accept a drink from a Urologist.
~ Erma Bombeck

 

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Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee

 

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The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time.
~ Luis Bunuel

 

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When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.
~ Sir Richard Burton

 

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It is immoral to get drunk because the headache comes after the drinking, but if the headache came first and the drunkenness afterwards, it would be moral to get drunk.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter. Sermons and soda water the day after.
~ Lord Byron

 

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Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.
~ Lord Byron

 

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Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.
~ Raymond Chandler

 

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Most Americans are born drunk, and really require a little wine or beer to sober them. They have a sort of permanent intoxication from within, a sort of invisible champagne. Americans do not need to drink to inspire them to do anything, though they do sometimes, I think, need a little for the deeper and more delicate purpose of teaching them how to do nothing.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.
~ Winston Churchill

 

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I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
~ Winston Churchill

 

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A sudden violent jolt of it has been known to stop the victim's watch, snap his suspenders and crack his glass eye right across.
~ Irvin S. Cobb

 

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