Drinking Sayings and Quotes

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


Drinking makes uninteresting people matter less and late at night, matter not at all.     

Lillian Hellman

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.     

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What's drinking? A mere pause from thinking!     

George Gordon

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.     

Robert Benchley

I feel bad 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.     

Frank Sinatra

When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.     

Jimmy Breslin

Drinking makes the mind go sober.     

Heruba

It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where you're going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice.     

Jim Morrison

I drink to make other people interesting.     

George Jean Nathan

Drinking is a way of ending the day.     

Ernest Hemingway

It's solitary drinking that makes drunkards.     

Nathanael West

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.     

Mark Twain

I've never understood people who just go out for one drink. Once I have one drink, I want all the drinks.     

Vicki Lesage

Drinking coffee is like drinking an inverse yawn. I prefer mine with two spoonfuls of ?I?m listening.?     

Jarod Kintz

Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.     

Desi Arnaz

You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning.     

Celia Rivenbark

There cannot be good living where there is no good drinking.     

Benjamin Franklin

The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.     

Winston Churchill

The point of drinking in moderation is that sometimes you don't drink in moderation.     

Artie Lange

It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.     

John Selden

Drinking habits were very prevalent among men, and were not in any way disgraceful, unless excessive.     

Catherine Helen Spence

I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.     

Oscar Levant

Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same. It yanks you out of your body and your mind and throws you against the wall. I have the feeling that drinking is a form of suicide where you're allowed to return to life and begin all over the next day.     

Charles Bukowski

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.     

Benjamin Franklin

After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.     

Oscar Wilde

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Responsible Drinking? Now that's an Oxymoron.     

Aaron Howard

Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.     

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

I must entreat you to be scrupulous in the use of strong liquors. One night's drunkenness may defeat the labours of forty days well employed.     

Johnson

One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.     

Samuel Johnson

A drunk man's words are a sober man's thoughts.     

Steve Fergosi

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

What's drinking? A mere pause from thinking!     

Lord Byron

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.     

Louis Pasteur

The problem with some people is that when they aren't drunk, they're sober.     

William Butler Yeats

Is the glass half full or half empty? It depends on whether you're pouring or drinking.     

Bill Cosby

They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst.     

Scottish Proverb

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

I drink to make other people more interesting.     

Ernest Hemingway

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 wine, or any other reason.     

Latin Proverb

Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third.     

Knute Rockne

Drink today, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow; Best, while you have it, use your breath; There is no drinking after death.     

Ben Jonson

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.     

Ernest Hemingway

The hard part about being a bartender is figuring out who is drunk and who is just stupid.     

Richard Braunstein

I know I should give up drinking; but I am not a quitter.     

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Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.     

Seneca

Drink washes off the daub and discovers the man.      

Thomas Fuller

Pouring out liquor is like burning books.     

William Faulkner

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.     

Joe E Ellis

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.     

Ernest Hemingway

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.     

Ann Landers

A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.     

Charlie Chaplin

Show me how you drink and I will tell you who you are.     

Emile Peynaud

It's just that I'd rather die of drink than of thirst.     

Ian Fleming

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony.     

Robert Benchley

Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health.     

Thomas Jefferson

That is the remarkable thing about drinking: it brings people together so quickly, but between night and morning it sets an interval again of years.     

Erich Maria Remarque

He that drinks fast, pays slow.     

Benjamin Franklin

If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.     

Charles Bukowski

When the wine is in, the wit is out.     

Thomas Becon

I don't drink anymore, on the other hand I don't drink any less either.     

W.C. Fields

When I drink, I think; and when I think, I drink.     

Frantois Rabelais

You cant buy HAPPINESS, but you can buy BEER. And that's pretty much the same thing!     

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BEER doesn't make you fat, It makes you lean… against bars, tables, chairs, walls…     

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Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.     

G.K. Chesterton

The worse you are at thinking, the better you are at drinking.     

Terry Goodkind

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.     

Henny Youngman

Good people drink good beer.     

Hunter S. Thompson

There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.     

Bette Davis

My doctor told me to watch my drinking. Now I drink in front of a mirror.     

Rodney Dangerfield

To good eating belongs good drinking.      

German Proverb

Water is the only drink for a wise man.     

Henry David Thoreau

I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.     

William Shakespeare

Don't drink to get drunk. Drink to enjoy life.     

Jack Kerouac

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.     

Mark Twain

A lady came up to me one day and said ‘Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied ‘I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.     

Winston S. Churchill