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A drink precedes a story…


Sayings on Alcohol & Spirits

They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst. ~ Scottish Proverbs

One drink is just right; two is too many; three are too few. ~ Spanish Proverb

In heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink ours here. ~ Irish Proverbs

One hundred alcoholics are better than one gambler.~ Tunisian Proverbs

Good drink drives out bad thoughts. ~ Dutch Proverbs

They who drink beer think beer. ~ American Proverbs

He who takes a risk never gets to drink champagne. ~ Russian Proverbs

The first drink makes you a frisky gazelle, the second an impetuous zebra, the third a roaring lion, and with the fourth you become a silly donkey. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker. ~ Spanish Proverbs

The best brewer sometimes makes bad beer. ~ German Proverbs

Women do not drink liquor but it disappears when they are present. ~ Irish Proverb

Drunk sweetly, paid sourly. ~ German Proverb

With true friends . . . even water drunk together is sweet enough. ~ Chinese Proverbs

With a bottle and a girl one does not count the hours. ~ Polish Proverbs

A good drink makes the old young. ~ Traditional Proverb

A bad man talks about what he has eaten and drunk — a good man about what he has seen and heard.~ Chinese Proverb

He who risks never gets to drink champagne. ~ Russian Proverb

The Irish ignore anything they can’t drink or punch. ~ Traditional Proverb

He who is not drunk on a Sunday is not worth a greeting on Monday. ~ Albanian Proverbs

Talk is cheap but it takes money to buy whiskey. ~ United States Proverbs

The first drink with water, the second without water, the third like water. ~ Spanish Proverb

It is sweet to drink but bitter to pay for. ~ Irish Proverb

Man’s way to God is with beer in hand. ~ Irish Proverb

Eat with pleasure; drink with measure. ~ French Proverbs

There are no bad beers; some kinds are better than others. ~ German Proverb

The more the mother-in-law drinks the friendlier is her greeting. ~ Greek Proverbs

A drink precedes a story. ~ Irish Proverb

Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him. ~ Irish Proverb

Give me, Lord, my daily bread, I will get my own brandy. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Nothing is more expensive than the first beer. ~ French Proverb

It is only the first bottle that is expensive. ~ French Proverb

Brandy is as lead in the morning, silver at noon, and gold at night. ~ German Proverb

One whisky is all right; two is too much; three is too few. ~ Scottish Proverbs

It is easier to take a couple of drinks than to refuse them. ~ Polish Proverb

A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end–and in the meantime it is good to drink a sip of vodka. ~ Yiddish Proverb

What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for. ~ Irish Proverb

When the liquor was gone the fun was gone. ~ Irish Proverb

If the bathroom and a brandy cannot help a man, then death is imminent. ~ Finnish Proverbs

A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure. ~ Czech Proverbs

Drink makes you forget your sorrow; but only, alas, until tomorrow. ~ German Proverb

The best beer is where priests go to drink. ~ Irish Proverb

Enter alcohol, exit words. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

Quotations about Alcohol & Spirits

Your body is a temple, but keep the spirits on the outside. ~ Author Unknown

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. ~ Dave Barry

Whiskey and Beer are a man’s worst enemies…but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward! ~ Zeca Palomino

What’s drinking? A mere pause from thinking! ~ George Gordon

Vodka is tasteless going down, but it is memorable coming up. ~ Garrison Keillor

There are no bad beers; some kinds are better than others. ~ German Proverb

The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind. ~ Humphrey Bogart

The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity. ~ Author Unknown

Take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lime, and a shot of tequila. ~ Author Unknown

Pretty women make us buy beer. Ugly women make us drink beer. ~ Ed O’Neill

One reason why I don’t drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time. ~ Nancy Witcher Astor

Oh, lager beer! It makes good cheer, and proves the poor man’s worth; It cools the body through and through, and regulates the health. ~ Author Unknown

No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation. ~ Marguerite Duras

No man is genuinely happy, married, who has to drink worse whiskey than he used to drink when he was single. ~ Henry Louis Mencken

Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

Many a woman drives a man to drink water. ~ Author Unknown

Make sure that the beer – four pints a week – goes to the troops under fire before any of the parties in the rear get a drop. ~ Winston Churchill

Liquor and love rescue the cloudy sense banish its despair give it a home. ~ William Carlos Williams

Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

I’m not an alcoholic. Alcoholics go to meetings. I’m a drunk. We go to parties. ~ Author Unknown

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. ~ Author Unknown

I’ve always believed that paradise will have my favorite beer on tap. ~ Rudyard Wheatley

I’m not an alcoholic. Alcoholics go to meetings. I’m a drunk. We go to parties. ~ Author Unknown

I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something. ~ Johnny Depp

I usually need a can of beer to prime me. ~ Norman Mailer

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. ~ Winston Churchill

I feel sorry 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

I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.~ Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

I drink only to make my friends seem interesting. ~ Don Marquis

I don’t drink; I don’t like it – it makes me feel good. ~ Oscar Levant

How come if alcohol kills millions of brain cells, it never killed the ones that made me want to drink? ~Author Unknown

Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and answer to, all of life’s problems. ~ The Simpsons

Here’s to a long life and a merry one, a quick death and an easy one, a pretty girl and an honest one, a cold beer and another one! ~ Author Unknown

Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world. ~ Kaiser Wilhelm

Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! ~ Bill Owen

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. ~Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Everybody should believe in something; I believe I’ll have another drink. ~ Author Unknown

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. ~ Carl Gustav Jung

Drink to-day, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do ‘t to-morrow.~ John Fletcher

Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third. ~ Knute Rockne

Draft beer, not people. ~ Author Unknown

Beer needs baseball, and baseball needs beer – it has always been thus. ~ Peter Richmond

Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer. ~ Henry Lawson

Beer is the Danish national drink, and the Danish national weakness is another beer. ~ Clementine Paddleford

Beer is the cause and solution to all of life’s problems. ~ Homer Simpson

Beer is prose. Wine is poetry. ~ Jennifer Rosen

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Beer is made by men, wine by God. ~ Martin Luther

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. ~ Kinky Friedman

Alcohol preserves everything but not dignity. ~ Author Unknown

Alcohol is the cause and the solution to many of life’s problems. ~ Dan Castellaneta

Alcohol is a good preservative for everything but brains. ~ Mary Pettibone Poole

A medium Vodka dry Martini–with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred. ~ Ian Fleming

A man ought not never to get drunk above the neck. ~ Author Unknown

A man can hide all things, excepting twain– That he is drunk, and that he is in love. ~ Antiphanes of Macedonia

A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender. ~ Jim Bishop

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