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Alcohol And Alcoholism Quotes

Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

Most Americans are born drunk, and really require a little wine or beer to sober them. They have a sort of permanent intoxication from within, a sort of invisible champagne. Americans do not need to drink to inspire them to do anything, though they do sometimes, I think, need a little for the deeper and more delicate purpose of teaching them how to do nothing.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

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

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

A sudden violent jolt of it has been known to stop the victim's watch, snap his suspenders and crack his glass eye right across.

Author: Irvin S. Cobb

Profession:

Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones you must keep them wet.

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

There is only one really safe, mild, harmless beverage and you can drink as much of that as you like without running the slightest risk, and what you say when you want it is, ''Garcon! Un Pernod!''

Author: Aleister Crowley (1875-1947)

Profession: British Occultist

Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

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

Author: Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936)

Profession: American Journalist, Humorist

Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny.

Author: Marguerite Duras (1914)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.

Author: Marguerite Duras (1914)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.

Author: Marguerite Duras (1914)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.

Author: Marguerite Duras (1914)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher