Brandy Sayings and Quotes

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

Art is wine and experience is the brandy we distill from it.     

Robertson Davies

If wine tells truth – and so have said the wise, it makes me laugh to think how brandy lies!     

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Brandy is the great cause of destruction for the aborigines of America.     

Sam Houston

As for the Brandy, "Nothing extenuate" And the water, "Put naught in in malice.”     


BRANDY, n. A cordial composed on one part thunder-and-lightning, one part remorse, two parts bloody murder, one part death-hell-and-the-grave and four parts clarified Satan.     

Ambrose Bierce

Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name, ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation.     

Robert Hall

Alcoholic drinks, rightly used, are good for body and soul alike, but as a restorative of both there is nothing like brandy.     

George Sainsbury

Brandy and water spoils two good things.     

Charles Lamb

I hate stinks of modern literature.     

Harold Pinter

A man may acquire a taste for wine or brandy, and so lose his love for water, but should we not pity him.     

Henry David Thoreau

If brandy was made out of sparrows there would soon be no sparrows.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

A shot of brandy can save your life, but a bottle of brandy can kill you.     

Cary Grant

Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.     

Samuel Johnson

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.     

Charles Darwin