Candy, is dandy, but Liquor, is quicker.

Don't you drink? I notice you speak slightingly of the bottle. I have drunk since I was fifteen and few things have given me more pleasure. When you work hard all day with your head and know you must work again the next day what else can change your ideas and make them run on a different plane like whisky? When you are cold and wet what else can warm you? Before an attack who can say anything that gives you the momentary well-being that rum does? The only time it isn't good for you is when you write or when you fight. You have to do that cold. But it always helps my shooting. Modern life, too, is often a mechanical oppression and liquor is the only mechanical relief.

Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee.

Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.

Drunkenness is temporary suicide.

Even though a number of people have tried, no one has ever found a way to drink for a living.

Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either.

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.

He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.

I always wake up at the crack of ice.

I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.

I can't say whether we had more wit among us now than usual, but I am certain we had more laughing, which answered the end as well.

I do not live in the world of sobriety.

I don't drink any more than the man next to me, and the man next to me is Dean Martin.

I drink to forget I drink.

I drink to make other people interesting.

I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.

I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

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