Rum Sayings and Quotes

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

Alcohol is a misunderstood vitamin.     

P.G. Wodehouse

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

George Bernard Shaw

Liquor is not a necessity. It is a means of momentarily sidestepping necessity.     

Clifton Fadiman

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

Benjamin Franklin

Drinking after work is fine, but if you really want to enjoy working then drink before work.     


Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.     

Ogden Nash

Because alcohol is encouraged by our culture, we get the idea that it isn't dangerous. However, alcohol is the most potent and most toxic of the legal psychoactive drugs.     

Beverly A. Potter

Rum is tonic that clarifies the vision, and sets things in true perspective.     

Brian D'Ambrosio

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

Ernest Hemingway

Liquor is the kiss of the angels as well as the curse of the devil. It can conceal but also can reveal.     

Thrity Umrigar

Drinking Rum before 10am makes you a Pirate, not an Alcoholic.     

Earl Dibbles Jr.

There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.     

Lord Byron

Alcoholism is a well documented pathological reaction to unresolved grief.     

David Cook

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

W. C. Fields

Liquor is one way out an' death's the other.     

Tennessee Williams

Rum, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.     

Ambrose Bierce

Rum is a flatterer, making fools and lunatics.     

James Lendall Basford

Here's to alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, all life's problems.     

Matt Groening

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald

As an alcoholic, you will violate your standards quicker than you can lower them.     

Robin Williamns

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

Oscar Wilde

It was a maddening image and the only way to whip it was to hang on until dusk and banish the ghosts with rum.     

Hunter S. Thompson

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

Frank Sinatra

Liquor - you can make it illegal but you can't make it unpopular.     

Arthur Baer

A glass of beer shortens your life by one minute, a glass of wine by two minutes, and a day of work by seven to ten hours.     


Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.     

Bob Marley

Prohibition is better than no liquor at all.     

Will Rogers

Best ideas come while sipping rum.     

Pavol Kazimir

Its liquor is like the sweetest dew from Heaven.     

Lu Yu

Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.     

Jonathan Swift