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Alcohol And Alcoholism Quotes

If all be true that I do think, there are five reasons we should drink: Good wine -- a friend -- or being dry -- or lest we should be by and by -- or any other reason why.

Author: Henry Aldrich

Profession: American Editor, Actor

One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.

Author: Lady Nancy Astor (1897-1964)

Profession: British Politician

An alcoholic has been lightly defined as a man who drinks more than his own doctor.

Author: Alvan L. Barach


The best audience is one that is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk.

Author: Alben W. Barkley (1877-1956)

Profession: American Politician

Other countries drink to get drunk, and this is accepted by everyone; in France, drunkenness is a consequence, never an intention. A drink is felt as the spinning out of a pleasure, not as the necessary cause of an effect which is sought: wine is not only a philter, it is also the leisurely act of drinking.

Author: Roland Barthes (1915-1980)

Profession: French Semiologist

One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.

Author: Brendan F. Behan (1923-1964)

Profession: Irish Writer

Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging; and who is deceived by it is not wise.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

The whole world is about three drinks behind.

Author: Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957)

Profession: American Film Actor

Never accept a drink from a Urologist.

Author: Erma Bombeck (1927)

Profession: American Author, Humorist

Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time.

Author: Luis Bunuel (1900-1983)

Profession: Spanish Film Director

When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.

Author: Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890)

Profession: Explorer, Born in Torquay

It is immoral to get drunk because the headache comes after the drinking, but if the headache came first and the drunkenness afterwards, it would be moral to get drunk.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter. Sermons and soda water the day after.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet