Wine Aphorisms - V

Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2012

"You can't drown yourself in drink. I've tried, you float." John Barrymore (1882-1942) US Actor

"Two reasons for drinking: one is, when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it." Thomas Peacock (1785-1866) poet

"There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation." John Ciardi Saturday Review 1966

"The problem with some people is that when they aren't drunk, they're sober." William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Irish Poet

"The difference between a drunk and an alcoholic is that a drunk doesn't have to attend all those meetings." Arthur Lewis

"Sometimes too much drink is barely enough." Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"For a Cannibal Martini, take 1/3 Vermouth, 2/3 Gin, and into this drop a small girl named Olive." Fred Allen (1894-1956) US Comedian

"I do not drink more than a sponge." Francois Rabelais (1494-1533)

"I don't have a drink problem except when I can't get one." Tom Waits, 1979, US Singer

"I drink to make other people interesting." George Nathan (1882-1958) US Drama Critic

"I drink when I have occasion for it, and sometimes when I have not." Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish Novelist

"I've formed a new group called Alcoholics Unanimous. If you don't feel like a drink, you ring another member and he comes over to persuade you. " Richard Harris, Irish Actor

"I've made it a rule never to drink by daylight and never to refuse a drink after dark." H.L.Mencken (1880-1956) US Journalist

"I have never been drunk, but I've often been over served." George Gobel (1919-1991) US Comedian


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