I think a man ought to get

I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won’t let himself get snotty about it.  ~Raymond Chandler

If you are young and drink a

If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat – in other words, turn you into an adult.  ~P.J. O’Rourke

It is most absurdly said in popular

It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety.  ~Thomas de Quincy, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, 1856WLBUQ

If drinking is interfering with your work

If drinking is interfering with your work, you’re probably a heavy drinker.  If work is interfering with your drinking, you’re probably an alcoholic.  ~Author Unknown

If we take habitual drunkards as a

If we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class.  There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall in to this vice.  The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and generosity.  ~Abraham Lincoln, address to the Washington Temperance Society, Springfield, Illinois, 22 February 1842MHC

The chief reason for drinking is the

The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960cdn, tpv

I dont think ive ever drunk champagne

I don’t think I’ve ever drunk champagne before breakfast before.  With breakfast on several occasions, but never before before.  ~From the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961, screenplay by George Axelrod, based on the novella by Truman Capote, spoken by the character Paul VarjakTPV

I like liquor its taste and

I like liquor – its taste and its effects – and that is just the reason why I never drink it.  ~Thomas JacksonDCMOO

Memory impairment the free prize at bottom

Memory impairment: the free prize at the bottom of every vodka bottle. ~Big Bang Theory, “The Agreement Dissection” (season 4, episode 21, original airdate April 28, 2011), written by Lorre, Prady, Molaro, Kaplan, Goetsch, and Gorodetsky, spoken by the character Sheldon CooperTPV

No poems can please for long or

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.  ~Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires, 35 B.C., book 1, satire 19, line 2; PMB, p262

The harsh useful things of the world

The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so many convicts in the death-house, but the lovely and useless things, the charming and exhilarating things, are best done by men with, as the phrase is, a few sheets in the wind.  ~H.L. Mencken, Prejudices, Fourth Series, 1924CTO

A man who was fond of wine

A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner.  "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside, "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."  ~Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

O god that men should put an

O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!  ~William Shakespeare, Othello, act II, scene 3; MCTO

If life gives you lemons should make

If life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.  And try to find somebody who’s life is giving them vodka, and have a party.  ~Ron White

Woman first tempted man to eat he

Woman first tempted man to eat; he took to drinking of his own accord.  ~Four Hundred Laughs: Or, Fun Without Vulgarity, compiled and edited by John R. Kemble, 1902