— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
„I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.“
As cited in The Forbes Book of Business Quotations (2007), Ed. Goodwin, Black Dog Publishing, p. 49, ISBN 1579127215
Post-war years (1945–1955)
Variante: I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
„I try to convince myself that it's the alcohol talking. But alcohol can't talk. It just sits there. It can't even get itself out of the bottle.“
— David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary
Fonte: The Lover's Dictionary
— Thomas Jackson Confederate general 1824 - 1863
As quoted in Personal Reminiscences, Anecdotes, and Letters of Gen. Robert E. Lee (1874) by John William Jones, p. 171
„I have known a lot of people to go down and out — they kill themselves with alcohol or downers. But I've never known anybody to go up and out.“
— Ken Kesey novelist 1935 - 2001
Trip of a Lifetime (1999)
„[Writing] is an addiction more powerful than alcohol, than nicotine, than crack. I could not conceive of not writing.“
— Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1990, p.6
— Frank Crane American Presbyterian minister 1861 - 1928
Four Minute Essays Vol. 7 (1919), A School for Living
„In that college town, everyone went out with at least a little alcohol in their system. I wasn’t an alcoholic, but drinking alcohol always helped me with being more confident and sociable. On weekend nights, I took a few shots from my vodka bottle and set out on walks around the town, desperately hoping that I would stumble across some opportunity to make friends. I often ended up sitting alone at some café, hoping girls would talk to me before I sobered up. No girl ever did. I then went back home to lie in my bed alone.“
— Elliot Rodger American spree killer 1991 - 2014
My Twisted World (2014), 19-22, UC Santa Barbara, Alcohol
„She was an alcoholic. I didn't blame myself for that. The worst problem in the life of any alcoholic is alcohol.“
— Kurt Vonnegut, livro Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus (1990)
„Oh, the alcoholic afternoons
when we sat in your room
they meant more to me
than any, than any living thing on earth“
— Morrissey English singer 1959
From the song "These Things Take Time"
„I was a depressive and self-destructive alcoholic, but I was lucky enough to meet the program of Alcoholics Anonymous and be rescued by it 15 years ago.“
— José José Mexican singer 1948 - 2019
— Raymond Chandler, livro The Big Sleep
Fonte: The Big Sleep (1939), Chapter 25
„An outstanding effort filled with important information for those who treat alcoholics, live with alcoholics, or who are alcoholics…. A significant contribution to the field, and all who deal with alcoholics would benefit from reading it.“
Science Books and Films, review of "Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind.
„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 American composer and songwriter 1891 - 1964
"I Get a Kick Out of You"
Anything Goes (1934)
Fonte: The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter
„If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine
off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the
tanks to control you.“
— Dick Gregory American comedian, social activist, social critic, writer, and entrepreneur 1932 - 2017
„Personally, I regard alcohol, used in moderation, as a medicine in the Polar regions. … It is another matter on sledge journeys: there … alcohol must be banished … on account of the weight and space. … Two men who have fallen out a little in the course of the week are reconciled at once by the scent of rum; the past is forgotten, and they start afresh in friendly co-operation.“
— Roald Amundsen Norwegian polar researcher, who was the first to reach the South Pole 1872 - 1928
Sydpolen (The South Pole) (1912)
„I think the warning labels on alcoholic beverages are too bland. They should be more vivid. Here is one I would suggest: "Alcohol will turn you into the same asshole your father was.“
— George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
Fonte: When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
„Four out of five teenagers I talked with did not get “high” until the fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh time that they tried alcohol and/pr pot.“
— Virgil Miller Newton American priest 1938
Miller Newton (1981). Gone Way Down: Teenage Drug-Use is a Disease, American Studies Press, Tampa, FL, pg 37.
On Teenage Drug Use
— Carolyn G. Heilbrun Academic, novelist 1926 - 2003