„I have written much less than most people who write; I have drunk much more than most people who drink.“
— Guy Debord French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker and founding member of the Situationist International (SI) 1931 - 1994
„Alcohol make you drunk, man. It don't make you meditate, it just make you drunk. Herb is more a consciousness.“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
As recorded in filmed interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsfYAJ3dQyY&feature=player_embedded (1979) with Dylan Taite in Aotearoa, New Zealand The people who are trying to make this world worse aren't taking a day off. How can I?
„I get no kick from champagne.
Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all,
So tell me why it should be true
That I get a kick out of you?“
— Cole Porter, The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter
Anything Goes (1934), "I Get a Kick Out of You"
— Willie Nelson American country music singer-songwriter. 1933
„It is outrageous that a strictly abstemious reader should sit in judgement on a poet a little drunk.“
— Ausonius poet 310 - 395
Iniurium est de poeta male sobrio lectorem abstemium iudicare. Griphus Ternarii Numeri, "Ausonio Symmacho"; translation from Helen Waddell The Wandering Scholars ( 1954) p. 37.
„I am neither as drunk as a Lord, nor as sober as a judge. I am more in the condition of a Lord Justice.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
— Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker
— Art Buchwald journalist, humorist, United States Marine 1925 - 2007
Some Heady Phrases on Wine http://books.google.com/books?id=uFDq4ORNvPkC&q=%22I+like+champagne+because+it+always+tastes+like+my+foot's+asleep%22&pg=PA143#v=onepage, New York Herald Tribune (1954) http://goodgrape.com/index.php/articles/comments/wine_sediments6
— Coco Chanel French fashion designer 1883 - 1971
— George Bernard Shaw, Candida
1890s, Candida, Act III
„And I got so drunk, I got so drunk that I actually woke up thinking, "Should I get up and pee, or just pee in the bed?" Actually weighing the pros and the cons. "Well, it'll be warm for a minute… it's a big bed, I'll just roll over… I'll just blame it on that guy!"“
— Margaret Cho American stand-up comedian 1968
From Her Tours and CDs, Drunk With Power CD
— Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington British soldier and statesman 1769 - 1852
As quoted in A History of Warfare (1968) by Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein: "Sir Winston Churchill once told me of a reply made by the Duke of Wellington, in his last years, when a friend asked him: "If you had your life over again, is there any way in which you could have done better?" The old Duke replied: "Yes, I should have given more praise."