Drinking and Wine Quotes Part 4: A Literary Laugh

Round three of these drinking and wine quotes is here.

Dorothy Parker is standing at the open coffin of a writer who has recently passed away. A friend remarks, “Doesn’t he look wonderful?”

“Why shouldn’t he?” Parker replied, “He hasn’t had a drink in three days.”

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”

― Frank Sinatra

“After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”
― Oscar Wilde

“Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.”
― Alex Levin

“For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Be wary of strong drink, it can make you shoot at the tax collector…and miss.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

“If you ever know a man who tries to drown his sorrows, kindly inform him his sorrows know how to swim.”
― Pittacus Lore

“Fell in love with a beautiful blonde once. Drove me to drink. And I never had the decency to thank her.”
― W.C. Fields

“Sublime is something you choke on after a shot of tequila.”
― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

“She was the third beer. Not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; nor the second, that confirms and extends the pleasure of the first. But the third, the one you drink because it’s there, because it can’t hurt, and because what difference does it make?”
― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

“It’s 4:58 on Friday afternoon. Do you know where your margarita is?”
― Amy Neftzger

“I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar — that’s wonderful.”
― Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

“Drinking just to get drunk is like having sex just to get pregnant.”
― Robert Hess

“If I had to live my life over, I’d live over a saloon.”
― W.C. Fields

“The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it. It happens to be a fact that nearly every writer of fiction in the world drinks more whisky than is good for him. He does it to give himself faith hope and courage. A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul and that I am sure is why he does it.”
― Roald Dahl, Boy: Tales of Childhood

“To a drinker the sensation is real and pure and akin to something spiritual: you seek; in the bottle, you find.”
― Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald




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