Quotes on Alcohol Abuse . . . Some funny and some not!

Drinking Quotes

Known Authors

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!
Unknown Source

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.
Stephen King

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

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.
Ernest Hemingway

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.
John Larroquette

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.
Spanish Proverb

Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895) Scottish essayist, poet and novelist.

Sometimes too much drink is barely enough.
Mark Twain

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Ben Franklin

When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt!
Unknown Source

It only takes one drink to get me drunk, but I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or fourteenth.
George Burns

Abe Lincoln

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.

Ulysses Grant High Functioning Alcoholic
Commanding general then President USA.

Abraham Lincoln

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.


In the course of history many more people have died for their drink and their dope than have died for their religion or their country.
Aldous Huxley

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?
W.C. Fields

I don’t drink water, fish fuck in it.
Oscar Wilde

In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria.
Old German Proverb

I drink with impunity…or anyone else who invites me.

Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
Ralph Nader

All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
W H Auden

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
Ann Landers

Unknown Authors

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.

I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.

One tequila
Two tequila
Three takillya

Beer: it’s not just for breakfast anymore.

Cold War bad. Cold BEER good.

To some its a six-pack, to me it’s a Support Group.

I’m not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.
Noel Coward

There’s nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.

I can resist everything except temptation.
Oscar Wilde

I don’t like people who take drugs… Customs men for example.

I stopped drinking, but only when I sleep.

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they always worked for me.

The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy.

A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory.

Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts.

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.

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