Liquor Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Ernest Hemingway

The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.     

William Butler Yeats

A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar.     

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, may produce all the effects of drunkenness.     

Oscar Wilde

Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed by the facts.     

Finley Peter Dunne

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Its liquor is like the sweetest dew from Heaven.     

Lu Yu

Candy is dandy. But liquor is quicker.     

Ogden Nash

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.     


Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.     

Jonathan Swift

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.     

Frank Sinatra

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

Steve Fergosi

There are only two real ways to get ahead today - sell liquor or drink it.     

W. C. Fields

Drink 'til the ground looks blue.     

Thomas Heywood

Drink washes off the daub and discovers the man.     

Thomas Fuller

One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough.     

James Thurber

Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.     

Dean Martin

Almost anything can be preserved in alcohol, except health, happiness, and money.     

Mary Wilson Little

Nothing uses up alcohol faster than political argument.     

Robert A. Heinlein

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.     


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

Benjamin Franklin

Drinking makes you happy with your body the way it is.     

Philip Rosenthal

It's a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don't see or care.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Scotch whisky is made from barley and the morning dew on angel's nipples.     

Warren Ellis

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.     

Louis Pasteur

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.     

Thomas Fuller

It is 'Liquor Dealer.' It means soul stealer.     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Alcohol, my permanent accessory. Alcohol, a party-time necessity. Alcohol, alternative to feeling like yourself. Oh alcohol, I still drink to your health.     

Barenaked Ladies