— Coco Chanel French fashion designer 1883 - 1971
— Ron White American comedian 1956
„These cats drink champagne and toast to death and pain, Like slaves on a ship talking about who's got the flyest chain“
— Talib Kweli American rapper 1975
Africa Dream (track 8)
„In the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of champagne.“
— Paul Claudel French diplomat 1868 - 1955
Quoted by Claud Cockburn, In Time of Trouble (London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956) p. 264. Remark to a party of American officials invited to the French Embassy, as the Hoover Moratorium was being agreed in 1931.
„There's nothing like spending other peoples money, Gordon and Tony discovered this very quickly, and have been going crazy, ordering off the menu ever since. Tony quickly exited the restaurant, leaving Gordon footing the bill, and thats why we're in the mess we're in now. Meanwhile Tony's laughing all the way to the bank where his £14 million is sitting pretty. It's just disgraceful behaviour and ordinary people are suffering because of the megalomania of those two crooks.“
— Munir Butt British diplomat 1940 - 2015
Speaking bluntly at a conference at the World Economic Forum, Davos, 2009.
— Bette Greene American children's writer 1934
Summer of My German Soldier
— Richard Ford American novelist and short story writer 1944
„It’s like a soap opera. It’s certainly an identity crisis. Gordon wants to be like Maggie, but he doesn’t want to be like Tony. Tony also wanted to be like Maggie, but Maggie only wanted to be like Ronnie. Now Dave, he wants to be like Tony, but he doesn’t want to be like William, or Iain, or Michael, and certainly not like Maggie either. Confused? You must be, but you can be clear on this: I don’t want to be like any of them.“
— Menzies Campbell British Liberal Democrat politician and advocate 1941
Leader's speech http://www.libdems.org.uk/conference/brighton-2007-menzies-campbell-leaders-speech-part-1-of-3.7749.html, Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, 20 September 2007.
„If this were the last night of the world
What would I do
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you...“
— Bruce Cockburn Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter 1945