I’m tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease. It is the only disease I know of that we’re spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread.
The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.
William Butler Yeats 1865-1939, Irish Poet, Playwright.
Beer glasses are by far the most common weapon of assault in Britain.
Jonathan Shepherd (surgeon at University of Wales College of Medicine and an expert on alcohol-related assault.)
Beauty is in the eye of the Beer holder!
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.
I always drank, from when it was legal for me to drink. And there was never a time for me when the goal wasn’t to get as hammered as I could possibly afford to. I never understood social drinking, that’s always seemed to me like kissing your sister.
I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) English novelist and dramatist.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Friedrich Nietzsche(1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.
Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
A few years back I was more a candidate for skid row bum than an Emmy. If I hadn’t stopped drinking, I’d be playing handball with John Belushi right now.
There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker.
Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895) Scottish essayist, poet and novelist.
Sometimes too much drink is barely enough.
Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt!
It only takes one drink to get me drunk, but I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or fourteenth.
October 30, 1863 a compact version of the story was printed in the New York Times:
When some one charged Gen. Grant, in the President’s hearing, with drinking too much liquor, Mr. Lincoln, recalling Gen. Grant’s successes, said that if he could find out what brand of whisky Grant drank, he would send a barrel of it to all the other commanders.