Alcohol and Wine Quotes

Alcohol and Wine Quotes

Wine, as we all know, is the fermented juice of the grape. To some, the term may also include the more generic form of fermented juice of any fruit, though the purists among us would certainly beg to differ. Be that as it may, wine, from grape juice or otherwise, has been made and enjoyed throughout the ages. The following quotes, covering a span of about 2000 years will plainly testify to this. (I feel quite certain that the original authors of these lines would in most cases agree that the same could be said about virtually any form of alcoholic beverage):

Below you can view all the Famous and funny quotes about Wine and Alcohol


I like best the wine drunk at the cost of
others.
Diogenes the Cynic (Greek philosopher c. 412 BC)

No poem was ever written by a drinker of water.
Horace (Roman poet & satirist 65BC – 8BC)

In wine there is truth.
Pliny the Elder (Roman Scholar 23 – 79)

Wine seems to have the power of attracting friendship,
warming and fusing hearts together.
Masurius Athenaeus (The Diepnosophists c.185)

I wonder what the vintners buy one half so precious
as the stuff they sell.
Omar Khayyam (Persian astronomer & poet 1048 – 1131)

And lately, by the tavern door agape, came stealing
through the dusk an “angel shape,” bearing a vessel
on his shoulder; and bid me taste of it: and ’twas the
Grape!
Omar Khayyam (Persian astronomer & poet 1048 – 1131)

Alcohol and calculus don’t mix. Never drink and derive

Our poets of the thirteenth century never speak of
piments but with rapture and as an exquisite luxury.
Le Grand (La Vie Privee des Francois)

Good wine praises itself.
Arab Proverb

Water separates the people of the world, wine unites
them.
Anonymous

Alcohol frees me from everything .
Never did a great man hate good wine.
Francois Rabelais (French writer 1483 – 1553)

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One Response to Alcohol and Wine Quotes

  1. HellB says:

    always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake–which I also keep handy.
    –W C Fields, in Corey Ford, Time of Laughter

    No, Sir:There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
    –Samuel Johnson, in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson,1776

    Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals
    –Pierre-Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais, The Marriage of Figaro

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