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Quotations: Drinking

Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.
Dave Barry

Drinking without being thirsty and making love at any time, Madame, are the only things that distinguish us from other animals.
Beaumarchis

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.
Robert Benchley

When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.
Jimmy Breslin

I knew a man who gave up smoking, drinking, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
Johnny Carson

I must point out that my rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after, and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.
Winston Churchill

Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.
Winston Churchill

Still, I have been no one's enemy but my own. My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else, was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions, who often led me into snares . . .
John Clare

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.
Abraham Cowley

Then trust me, there's nothing like drinking/ So pleasant on this side the grave;/ It keeps the unhappy from thinking,/ And makes e'en the valiant more brave.
Charles Dibdin

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

It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking, and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way; all your attention must be given to the mind.
Epictetus

It's easy to quit drinking. I 've done it a thousand times.
WC Fields

People ask me: Why do you write about food, and eating, and drinking? Why don't you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way the others do? . . . The easiest answer is to say that, like most other humans, I am hungry.
MFK Fisher

If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer.
Clement Freud

If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.
Barry Goldwater

Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
Samuel Johnson

There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.
Samuel Johnson

If they don't want to pay for it, they can stop drinking it.
Edward Koch

When you give up drinking, you have to deal with that wonderful personality that started you drinking in the first place.
Oscar Levant

To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.
Og Mandino

There are two reasons for drinking; one is, when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it . . . Prevention is better than cure.
Thomas Love Peacock

A little learning is a dang'rous thing;/ Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:/ There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,/ And drinking largely sobers us again.
Alexander Pope

They speak of my drinking but never think of my thirst
Scottish Proverb

The biggest danger for a politician is to shake hands with a man who is physically stronger, has been drinking and is voting for the other guy.
William Proxmire

If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
Thomas De Quincey

To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.
Sir Walter Scott

Hey Man, I'm drinking wine, eating cheese and catching some rays.
Donald Sutherland

The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
Raoul Vaneigem

What's great about this country is America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good.
Andy Warhol

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me-spiritually and financially.
Denzel Washington

Work is the curse of the drinking class.
Oscar Wilde

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Henny Youngman

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