Drinking Quotes

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough

Mark Twain

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

This is one of the disadvantages of wine: it makes a man mistake words for thought.

Samuel Johnson

What's drinking? A mere pause from thinking!

George Gordon

Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third.

Knute Rockne

The worse you are at thinking, the better you are at drinking.

Terry Goodkind

Responsible Drinking? Now that's an Oxymoron.

Aaron Howard

Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness

Bertrand Russell

Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.

Herman Melville

Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

A man cannot make him laugh; but that's no marvel; he drinks no wine

William Shakespeare

Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.

John Dryden

Man being reasonable must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication; Glory, the grape, love, gold - in these are sunk - The hopes of all men and of every nation

Lord Byron

I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk.

John Marcellus Huston

Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost.

Samuel Johnson

I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one half his days and mad the other.

Anne Bront

I have the right to do whatever I wish with my property. If I own a pile of wood, I can set fire to it even if it is currently nailed together in the shape of a barn. Cigarettes may not be healthy for me in the long run, but I have the freedom to smoke them anyway. Drinking alcohol may or may not have negative side effects, but even if it does, the government has no authority to prohibit you from consuming it, even if it is "in your own best interest." Since when do we let the government decide what is or isn't good for us? What the hell does Congress know about nutrition, anyway? (For that matter, what does Congress know about the Constitution?) If the government can use force whenever something is "in our best interest" then government should force everyone to wake up at 6am every morning for calisthenics in the front yard. Fast food establishments should be torn down and replaced with bars that serve carrot juice and alfalfa sprouts, since - "it's in your best interest." This paternalistic attitude that "the government knows best" and that you are merely a helpless child is insulting and reprehensible. Hitler used the same attitude to persuade the Germans to subjugate themselves to the "Fatherland."

Michael J. Badnarik

To describe drunkenness for the colorful vocabulary is rather cynical. There is nothing easier than to capitalize on drunkards.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won't let himself get snotty about it.

Raymond Chandler

The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol.

Mignon McLaughlin

Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living.

Jean Kerr

They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst.

Scottish Proverb

I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one half his days and mad the other.

Anne Bront

A man who doesnt drink is not, in my opinion, fully a man.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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