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A torch-light procession marching down your throat.
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
For when the wine is in, the wit is out.
He neither drank, smoked, nor rode a bicycle. Living frugally, saving his money, he died early, surrounded by greedy relatives. It was a great lesson to me.
He who drinks a little too much drinks much too much.
I am only a beer teetotaller, not a champagne teetotaller.
The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.
I have never been drunk, but I've often been overserved.
In vino Veritas. (In wine there is truth.)
The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
They talk of my drinking but never my thirst.
What, when drunk, one sees in other women, one sees in Garbo sober.
You are not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
I like liquor - its taste and its effects - and that is just the reason why I never drink it.
The Persians are very fond of wine ... It is also their general practice to deliberate upon affairs of weight when they are drunk; and then in the morning, when they are sober, the decision to which they came the night before is put before them by the master of the house in which it was made; and if it is then approved they act on it; if not, they set it aside. Sometimes, however, they are sober at their first deliberations, but in this case they always reconsider the matter under the influence of wine.
Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.
Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune.
Temperance is the control of all the functions of our bodies. The man who refuses liquor, goes in for apple pie and develops a paunch, is no ethical leader for me.
Nothing ever tasted any better than a cold beer on a beautiful afternoon with nothing to look forward to but more of the same.
Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful.
Abstinence is as easy for me as temperance would be difficult.
I drink to make other people interesting.
One of the disadvantages of wine is that is makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
The innkeeper loves the drunkard, but not for a son-in-law.
Whisky drowns some troubles and floats a lot more.
Malt does more than Milton can To justify God's ways to man.
A man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry.
Drink not the third glass - which thou can'st not tame when once it is within thee.
An Irish queer: a fellow who prefers women to drink.
Jellinek's disease (alcoholism) is responsible for: 50 percent of all auto fatalities 80 percent of all home violence 30 percent of all suicides 60 percent of all child abuse 65 percent of all drownings It is estimated that when a woman contracts the disease, her husband leaves her in nine out often cases; when a man contracts it, his wife leaves in one out of ten cases.
Eat bread at pleasure, drink wine by measure.
We frequently hear of people dying from too much drinking. That this happens is a matter of record. But the blame almost always is placed on whisky. Why this should be I never could understand. You can die from drinking too much of anything - coffee, water, milk, soft drinks and all such stuff as that. And so long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whisky.
It's a naive domestic burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
There are more old drunkards than old physicians.
He is . . . like many other geniuses, a greater friend to the bottle, than the bottle is to him.
Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year, for it is wrong to add fire to fire.
I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake - which I also keep handy.
We had gone out there to pass the beautiful day of high summer like true Irishmen - locked in the dark Snug of a public house.
The whole world is about three drinks behind.


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