Drinking quotes & sayings

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Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons, madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals. - Pierre-Augustin de Beaumarchais


When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature. - Marguerite Duras


Mithriades, by frequently drinking poison, rendered it impossible for any poison to hurt him. You, Cinna, by always dining on next to nothing, have taken due precaution against ever perishing from hunger. - Martial [Marcus Valerius Martialis]


In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary. - Ernest Hemingway


I will not be as those who spend the day in complaining of headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; so full of valour that they smote the air, for breathing in their faces, beat the ground for kissing of their feet. - William Shakespeare