Drinking quotes and quotations
If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.
Mynheer Vandunck, though he never was drunk, Sipped brandy and water gayly.
And I wish his soul in heaven may dwell, Who first invented this leathern bottel!
Fill up the goblet and reach to me some! Drinking makes wise, but dry fasting makes glum.
William R. Alger
Nose, nose, holly red nose, And who gave thee that jolly red nose? Nutmegs and ginger, cinammon and cloves; And they gave me this jolly red nose.
Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
The thirsty Earth soaks up the Rain, And drinks, and gapes for Drink again; The Plants suck in the Earth and are With constant Drinking fresh and fair.
What harm in drinking can there be, Since punch and life so well agree?
Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle? He was all for love and a little for the bottle.
It's a long time between drinks.
And broughte of mighty ale a large quart.
When I got up to the Peacock--where I found everybody drinking hot punch in self-preservation.
There's some are fou o' love divine, There's some are fou' o' brandy.
Inebriate of air am I, And debauchee of dew, Reeling, through endless summer days, From inns of molten blue.
Here With my beer I sit, While golden moments flit: Alas! They pass Unheeded by: And as they fly, I, Being dry, Sit, idly sipping here My beer.
The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
Water is the only drink for a wise man.
Henry David Thoreau
Inspiring bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn! Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil; Wi' usquebae, we'll face the devil!
I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.
How gracious those dews of solace that over my senses fall At the clink of the ice in the pitcher the boy brings up the hall.
It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.
My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.
Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.
W. C. Fields
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Or merry swains, who quaff the nut-brown ale, And sing enamour'd of the nut-brown maid.
Prudence must not be expected from a man who is never sober.
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
Nothing in Nature's sober found, But an eternal Health goes round. Fill up the Bowl then, fill it high-- Fill all the Glasses there; for why Should every Creature Drink but I? Why, Man of Morals, tell me why?
When the liquor's out, why clink the cannikin?
And malt does more than Milton can
To justify God's ways to man.
A. E. Housman
When treading London's well-known ground If e'er I feel my spirits tire, I haul my sail, look up around, In search of Whitbread's best entire. - Unattributed Author,
One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.
I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.
Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Drinking will make a man quaff, Quaffing will make a man sing, Singing will make a man laugh, And laughing long life doth bring, Says old Simon the King. - Unattributed Author, Old Sir Simon the King,
Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.
Dr. Thomas Fuller
I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake--which I also keep handy.
W. C. Fields