Bourbon Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bourbon quotes, bourbon sayings, and bourbon proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold.     

Jerry Vale

I like my whisky old and my women young.     

Errol Flynn

Always drink your whiskey with your gun hand, to show your friendly intentions.     

Scottish Klondiker’s Proverb

Bourbon does for me what the piece of cake did for Proust.     

Walker Percy

Whisky is liquid sunshine.     

George Bernard Shaw

There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.     

Raymond Chandler

There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren't as good as others.     

Raymond Chandler

Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.     

Mark Twain

Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.     

Lord Dunsany

Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.     

Haruki Murakami

Courage is a vitamin best swallowed with whiskey.     

Jarod Kintz

If I cannot drink Bourbon and smoke cigars in Heaven than I shall not go.     

Mark Twain

Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.     

W. C. Fields

If it's not bourbon or sweatpants, it's going in the garbage. No, don't get creative. Now is not a creative time. Now is a bourbon and sweatpants time.     

Justin Halpern

A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

Creativity is 80% bourbon and 20% ice.     

Jack Doom

One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer.     

John Lee