Hieronder enkele van de betere ‘drinking quotes’ die ik ben tegengekomen bij mijn zoektochten over het World Wide Web.

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one’s present or future thirst, the excellence of the cognac, or any other reason (W.C. Fields)

I am awake, I might as well be drinking (W.C. Fields)

W.C. Fields

W.C. Fields

Now don’t say you can’t swear off drinking; it’s easy. I’ve done it a thousand times (W.C. Fields)

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it (W.C. Fields)

A man’s got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another drink (W.C. Fields)

I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day. (Dean Martin)

I’m a man of simple tastes. I’m always satisfied with the best (Oscar Wilde).

Le Cognac, ce n’est pas qu’une affaire de goût… c’est toute une affaire d’Art (François Peyrot – van cognac Peyrot.)

The difference between cognac and armagnac? Imagine a length of velvet and another of a silk fabric. Stroke them. The velvet has a deep, rich texture. That is an armagnac. The silk is pure finesse, and that, to me, is a cognac (Salvatore Calabrese, beroemd bartender in Londen)

Making great cognac is easy. All you need is a great-grandfather and a father who have dedicated their lives to it (Jean-Paul Camus, House of Camus)

My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.(Henny Youngman)

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

ChurchillMy 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)

The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it (Winston Churchill)

When I was young I made it a rule never to take strong drink before lunch. It’s now my rule never to do so before breakfast (Winston Churchill)

Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me (Winston Churchill)

An alcoholic has been lightly defined as a man who drinks more than his own doctor (Alvan L. Barach)

If your doctor warns that you have to watch your drinking, find a bar with a mirror (John Mooney)

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim (Ann Landers)

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy (Benjamin Franklin)

A drink a day, keeps the shrink away (Edward Abbey)

I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered (George Best)

Whenever someone asks me if I want water with my Scotch, I say, I’m thirsty, not dirty (Joe E. Lewis)

I got rid of all those reporters. – What did you tell them? – We’re out of scotch. – What a gruesome idea. (Myrna Loy & William Powell in Another Thin Man)

I’m not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop (Noel Coward)

Connery and LindnerI suppose I’ll be able to get a drink there. I told the stewardess liquor for three. – Who are the other two? Oh, there are no other two. (Sean Connery & Cec Linder in Goldfinger)

24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? (Stephen Wright)

I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. (Dorothy Parker)


Best drinking quotes — 2 reacties

  1. “I’m a simple man to please, I simply require the best (onbekend).” lijkt een verbastering van Oscar Wilde: “I’m a man of simple tastes. I’m always satisfied with the best.”

    Nog een: Willem Kloos: “De natuur is mooi, maar je moet er wel wat te drinken bij hebben.”

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