Quotes and Sayings about Drinking



"To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking."
- Alcaeus
(Related: Drinking, Folly, Grief, Melancholy, Pain, Sense, Thinking)

"Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Health, Consequences, Crisis, Drinking, Light, Nation, Public, Shadow)

"With such compelling information, the question is why haven't we been able to do more to prevent the crisis of underage drinking? The answer is: the alcohol industry."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Alcohol, Crisis, Drinking, Information, Question)

"But I think that the most important thing was to really stop drinking."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Drinking)

"Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Drinking, Needs)

"It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse."
- David Bailey
(Related: Nature, Body, Concern, Drinking, Eating, Exercise)

"I adore clothes, I adore drinking. I just don't have the time or the inclination to totally indulge in it."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Time, Clothes, Drinking)

"When animators weren't sleeping, they were drinking."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Drinking)

"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 Beaumarchais
(Related: Love, Animals, Drinking, Seasons)

"Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at any time, madam, is all that distinguishes us from the other animals."
- Pierre De Beaumarchais
(Related: Love, Time, Animals, Drinking)

"It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Time, Decision, Alcohol, Drinking, First, Kids, Parents)

"Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: People, Drinking, Fools)

"I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death, but then I'm in no hurry."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Death, Drinking)

"Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage."
- Jose Bergaman
(Related: Cause, Drinking, Spirits, Spiritual)

"Oh, to me not drinking is like being dead, almost. I sit here taking endless journeys down memory lane. It gets boring."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Being, Drinking, Memory)

"I've stopped drinking, but only while I'm asleep."
- George Best
(Related: Drinking)

"Craft brewers are committed to promoting the safe and moderate consumption of their beverage, and work closely with their communities to prevent underage drinking and alcohol abuse."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Work, Abuse, Alcohol, Drinking)

"I dare not drink before a gig because I'll get tired and blow it. So I have to sit drinking tea in a caravan."
- John Bonham
(Related: Drinking, Tea)

"By crying on my bed, drinking quite a lot and feeling tempted by drugs. Well, just not reading it to be perfectly honest with you. I know it's a bit of a copout."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Bed, Drinking, Drugs, Feeling, Reading)

"When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: Drinking, First, Personality)

"The world over, give a guy money and it goes to drinking, gambling, and women. When you give a woman money, it goes to feeding, clothing, helping people."
- Peter Buffett
(Related: Money, Women, People, Drinking, Gambling, Woman, World)

"It was my first scene. My first day. We could have started with me drinking a beer, something a little less than having Barbies touching each other. But they started with that."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Beer, Day, Drinking, First)

"A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Drinking, Eating, Woman)

"I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Food, Sex, Day, Drinking, Man, Right, Smoking)

"Paintings are like a beer, only beer tastes good and it's hard to stop drinking beer."
- Billy Carter
(Related: Beer, Drinking)

"I would say 95% of the time, because you just can't remember your lines if you're drinking alcohol. I would say about 95% of the time it was grape juice or this fake wine, which was horrible."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Time, Alcohol, Drinking, Wine)

"I love going to the feed store and drinking coffee and talking about how much rain we need."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Love, Coffee, Drinking, Rain, Talking)

"Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Drinking, First, Meeting)

"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Life, Alcohol, Drinking, Smoking)

"Still, I have been no one's enemy but my own. My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else, was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions, who often led me into snares."
- John Clare
(Related: Nature, Drinking, Enemy)

"I'm actually doing a show. from my shed. on the internet. but it won't be music or anything, it's more to do with drinking and smoking. it's an art piece."
- Vince Clarke
(Related: Art, Music, Drinking, Internet, Smoking)

"I bought a piano once because I had the dream of playing As Time Goes By as some girl's leaning on it drinking a martini. Great image. But none of it worked out. I can't even play Chopsticks. But I've got a nice piano at my house!"
- George Clooney
(Related: Time, Dream, Drinking, Play)

"I'm a Method actor. I spent years training for the drinking and carousing I had to do in this film."
- George Clooney
(Related: Actor, Drinking, Film, Training, Years)

"Drinking bear is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's rebellion."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Christian, Being, Drinking, Rebellion)

"Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off."
- Tommy Cooper
(Related: Drinking, Eating, Kids, Police, Yesterday)

"The 21st Amendment gives the states the right to decide what the drinking ages should be and other aspects relative to alcoholic beverages, and I support that. As a United States senator, I want to weigh in - this is not my agenda."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Drinking, Right, states, Support, United, Want)

"If it went on the ballot in Colorado, I would vote to lower the drinking age."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Age, Drinking, Vote)

"I don't want to get in a big, long discussion about right and wrong, but our company has been working on the issue of underage drinking and alcohol abuse for a long time. I've been outspoken about it."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Company, Drinking, Right, Want, Wrong)

"Everybody gets too drunk sometimes; and even if everybody didn't, I have gotten too drunk sometimes. I haven't hurt anybody. In Ireland we drink a lot. It's part of our culture. I like drinking. I don't think it's a bad thing."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Culture, Drinking, Hurt, Ireland)

"We must do all we can to empower parents and communities to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Abuse, Alcohol, Behavior, Drinking, Parents, Youth)

"I had a breakthrough, I think my life just became calmer, I gave up drinking. My priorities changed as I had a young daughter. The group didn't want me to record for the Think Tank album... so I took it as a sign to leave."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Life, Daughter, Drinking, Priorities, Want)

"I think a lot of cynicism has dropped away from my shoulders since I stopped drinking."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Cynicism, Drinking)

"I never used to drink water. I am drinking six liters of water every day now. That's the key."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: Day, Drinking, Key, Now, Water)

"I'm doing naughty things, I'm drinking too much, I'm going to clubs. It really didn't matter to me, other than the fact that some parents wouldn't let their kids hang out with me."
- Macaulay Culkin
(Related: Drinking, Fact, Kids, Parents)

"I'm gaining weight the right way: I'm drinking beer."
- Johnny Damon
(Related: Beer, Drinking, Right, Weight)

"I'm taking Viagra and drinking prune juice - I don't know if I'm coming or going."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Drinking)

"This is going to sound strange, but I really didn't think I would pass 30. I don't know why or whatever, I just didn't. That's a very weird thing to say, I'm sorry. I don't know. Maybe it's because I was drinking so much as a youth."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Drinking, Sound, Youth)

"And what makes me happy now has changed as well... Its one thing to play in a bar or at a biker festival, and hear a guy who's been drinking beer all day come up and tell you how good you are. For a long time in your life that will make you happy."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Life, Time, Beer, Day, Drinking, Now, Play, Will)

"Then trust me there's nothing like drinking, So pleasant on this side of the grave: It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes e'en the valiant more brave."
- Charles Dibdin
(Related: Trust, Drinking, Nothing, Thinking)

"I threw my cup away when I saw a child drinking from his hands at the trough."
- Diogenes
(Related: Drinking)

"I do like beer, but lately I've started drinking non-alcoholic beer and I like the taste of it and I don't get the alcohol, so that's a good alternative also."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Alcohol, Beer, Drinking, Taste)

"Nowhere in this country should we have laws that permit drinking and driving or drinking in vehicles that are on American highways. This is not rocket science. We know how to prevent this, and 36 states do."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Science, American, Country, Drinking, Driving, Laws, states)

"I prepared for the part by drinking, but I was sober when I was performing."
- Nora Dunn
(Related: Drinking)

"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
(Related: Nature, Drinking, Drinks, Woman)

"My parents always knew I was hopeless at everything else, I was fortunate in that I was backed all the way. I came to it late and only because I thought there'd be loads of women and drinking!"
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Women, Thought, Parents)

"That's sort of what I felt... I miss drinking, I thought bars were truly holy places."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Thought, Drinking)

"When I stopped drinking, it was only because I thought if I don't stop, I'm going to die."
- Craig Ferguson
(Related: Thought, Drinking)

"Now don't say you can't swear off drinking; it's easy. I've done it a thousand times."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Drinking, Now)

"Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die."
- Carrie Fisher
(Related: Drinking, Poison, Resentment, Waiting)

"My doctor asked me if I smoked, and I said only when I'm working, golfing, or drinking. Then I realized the only time I don't smoke is when I'm home. I didn't even realize I'd become a smoker."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Time, Home, Drinking)

"Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Food, Alcohol, Drinking, First, Weather)

"If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer."
- Clement Freud
(Related: Drinking, Smoking)

"The last two years with the Eagles were pretty intense times. There was a lot of drinking and we were all getting high a lot. My parents were relieved when I got off the Eagles treadmill."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Drinking, Eagles, Parents, Pretty, Years)

"I admit I was drinking a Guinness... but I did not swallow."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Drinking)

"I admit to drinking it, but I did not swallow."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Drinking)

"I fought back, got injured again and I had to have another operation. I got down and depressed and I think I was drinking more than I should. Well, I know I was."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Drinking)

"So many groups fail because they spend all their time in the clubs. Work pours in and they can't handle it because of late-night drinking."
- Maurice Gibb
(Related: Time, Work, Drinking)

"Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: People, Drinking, Spring, Water)

"I should just put it bluntly, because we're all sort of friends here now - it's exceedingly likely that my greatest success is behind me. Oh, so Jesus, what a thought! You know that's the kind of thought that could lead a person to start drinking gin at nine o'clock in the morning, and I don't want to go there."
- Elizabeth Gilbert
(Related: Success, Thought, Drinking, Friends, Now, Want)

"I know I can get to the stage where I'm drinking a lot. I tend to be rotten and groggy all day and hanging out for the next drink and five o'clock, ping! I have to just stop."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: Day, Drinking)

"If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Government, Politics, Women, Drinking)

"The worse you are at thinking, the better you are at drinking."
- Terry Goodkind
(Related: Drinking, Thinking)

"I've been drinking tequila for a long time now, and it's never been about drinking to get drunk. I don't do that. I never drink tequila during the day, and I don't drive at night."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Time, Day, Drinking, Night, Now)

"Often when a person can't get past stress, she will turn to overeating, drinking or smoking, which can become a greater problem than the stress itself."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Drinking, Past, Smoking, Stress, Will)

"I haven't been drinking for years now. Something's got to give. I don't mind that I'm a guy that's stopped drinking, though this interview is making me mighty thirsty."
- Dan Hicks
(Related: Drinking, Mind, Now, Years)

"Faculty met, and after the usual business, some conversation was had about certain students being addicted to drinking, and it was reported that a citizen of the village had informed a member of the Faculty that there was a good deal of drinking this term among the students."
- Daniel H. Hill
(Related: Business, Being, Conversation, Drinking, Students)

"I hate the taste of alcohol. When I'm drinking, I'm drinking Red Bull."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Alcohol, Drinking, Hate, Taste)

"Once I got to be about twenty-five, I got interested in the music of the time. I started smokin' dope, I started drinking, I started slowing down and trying to find myself. I didn't want to work in nightclubs."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Music, Work, Time, Drinking, Trying, Want)

"It totally ruins my voice. I quit smoking, drinking, and doing ecstasy."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Drinking, Ecstasy, Smoking, Voice)

"I quit drinking, so I can think clear. When you have chop trouble, drinking doesn't help the healing process."
- Freddie Hubbard
(Related: Drinking, Healing, Help, Trouble)

"I never had one beer. If I bought a six-pack of beer, I kept drinking till all six beers were gone. You have to have that kind of understanding about yourself. I haven't had a drink now in 12 years."
- Samuel L. Jackson
(Related: Beer, Drinking, Now, Understanding, Years)

"Men even contract the dirty, filthy habit of chewing tobacco, and when the habit gets a good hold upon them they are never satisfied except when they have a wad of the stuff in their mouth. So with drinking. It is largely a habit."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Men, Habit, Drinking)

"I keep telling people: Don't make me the poster boy for AA because I don't know a lot about sobriety, but I do know a lot about drinking."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Drinking)

"There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Men, Drinking)

"Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Drinking, Melancholy)

"I used to think drinking was the only way to be happy. Now I know there is no way to be happy."
- Laura Kightlinger
(Related: Drinking, Now)

"I still drink vodka; I'm not an advocate of drinking, but I'm no angel. I don't like grass, because it just makes me hungry."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Drinking)

"If they don't want to pay for it, they can stop drinking it."
- Edward Koch
(Related: Drinking, Want)

"The point of drinking in moderation is that sometimes you don't drink in moderation."
- Artie Lange
(Related: Drinking, Moderation)

"I'm not going to lie to you fellas, I've been drinking."
- Artie Lange
(Related: Lie, Drinking)

"A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian."
- Artie Lange
(Related: Christian, Being, Drinking, Gambling, Weekend)

"Let us be lazy in everything, except in loving and drinking, except in being lazy."
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Related: Being, Drinking)

"When we signed our deal in 1974, we'd already been together for six years. When they lowered the drinking age in Ontario in 1971 to 18 years, we went from playing two or three high schools in a month to playing clubs two or three times a week."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: Age, Drinking, Schools, Years)

"My suggestion is that we should first work to ensure the Third World has clean drinking water and sanitation."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Work, Drinking, First, Water, World)

"The obvious issue is providing clean drinking water and sanitation to every single human being on earth at the cost of little more than one year of the Kyoto treaty."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Being, Drinking, Earth, Obvious, Water)

"To me, being grown-up meant smoking cigarettes, drinking cocktails, and dressing up in high heels and glamourous outfits."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Being, Drinking, Smoking)

"I have no inhibitions about smoking or drinking, but I think too much of my voice to place it in jeopardy. I have spent many good years in training and cultivating it, and I would be foolish to do anything which might impair or ruin it."
- Jeanette MacDonald
(Related: Drinking, Jeopardy, Ruin, Smoking, Training, Voice, Years)

"The Spirit Awards are great too, they'll say anything because they're not televised. Another great drinking night."
- William H. Macy
(Related: Awards, Drinking, Night, Spirit)

"To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Life, Time, Day, Drinking, Eating)

"If die I must, let me die drinking in an Inn."
- Walter Map
(Related: Drinking)

"Tequila. Straight. There's a real polite drink. You keep drinking until you finally take one more and it just won't go down. Then you know you've reached your limit."
- Lee Marvin
(Related: Drinking)

"I got involved in improv comedy. It settled me down when I was getting wild. I was sort of an evil teenager smashing up my cars and drinking and driving, let's just say, a lot."
- Bruce McCulloch
(Related: Comedy, Drinking, Driving, Evil)

"I am not drinking now but I cannot guarantee tomorrow."
- Kelly McGillis
(Related: Drinking, Now, Tomorrow)

"We're drinking my friend, To the end of a brief episode, Make it one for my baby, And one more for the road."
- Johnny Mercer
(Related: Friend, Baby, Drinking, Road)

"I was an anorexic, beer drinking, class cutting, doodling, shoplifting, skater chick that was into nature, art class, and the beach."
- Rebecca Miller
(Related: Art, Nature, Beach, Beer, Class, Drinking)

"I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and gave it up in my fifty sixth year; it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis."
- George Montgomery
(Related: Age, Alcohol, Crisis, Drinking)

"There will always be another group of kids going to college, drinking beer, and discovering that movie. Many of them have never even heard of SCTV."
- Rick Moranis
(Related: Beer, College, Drinking, Kids, Will)

"It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Work, Day, Drinking, End, Gambling, Night)

"I had friends at school, but I was never part of a gang and I dreamed of that sense of belonging to a group. You know, where people would call me 'Em' and shout across the bar, 'Em, what are you drinking?' after the show."
- Emily Mortimer
(Related: People, Drinking, Friends, School, Sense)

"I'll quit coffee. It won't be easy drinking my Bailey's straight, but I'll get used to it. It'll still be the best part of waking up."
- Megan Mullally
(Related: Coffee, Drinking, Waking)

"My parents would read those books to me as well but they used to make me starving when I was a kid because they were always eating ham sandwiches with the crusts off and drinking ginger beer."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Beer, Books, Drinking, Eating, Parents)

"I'm crazy about westerns. I need to do a western once in a while. It's like you know, eating bread, eating pasta, drinking wine. It's in my blood. I need it."
- Franco Nero
(Related: Blood, Drinking, Eating, Wine)

"I lost my edge for boxing, I didn't put as much into it as I did before. I didn't run as far. I didn't train as hard. I didn't eat correctly. I started drinking a little bit every now and then."
- Ken Norton
(Related: Boxing, Drinking, Now)

"So I did quit coffee and I did quit smoking. But I haven't managed that with drinking!"
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Coffee, Smoking)

"That's a big deal for kids, when they come into the kitchen and the teacher is drinking coffee with mom. They react differently on the next day when you say: 'Sit down and shut-up!'"
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: Mom, Coffee, Day, Drinking, Kids, Kitchen)

"In the summer we graduated we flipped out completely, drinking beer, cruising in our cars and beating up each other. It was a crazy summer. That's when I started to be interested in girls."
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: Beer, Drinking, Girls, Summer)

"It's a lot more fun for actors to cry and rant and rave, or have a drug problem or a drinking problem."
- Jerry Orbach
(Related: Actors, Drinking, Fun)

"I've been drinking and using since I was 13."
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: Drinking)

"I took a bottle of pills. I'd been in Europe and I had a lot of absinthe and I was just drinking and drinking, trying to, you know, just shut my body down."
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: Body, Drinking, Europe, Trying)

"Dad was just an emotional wreck. He was drinking a lot of the time, he was smoking a lot of pot. And because he takes certain medications, the drinking was making him... you know, he wasn't even present, really."
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: Dad, Time, Drinking, Present, Smoking)

"There are two reasons for drinking: one is, when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it."
- Thomas Love Peacock
(Related: Cure)

"Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company."
- Samuel Pepys
(Related: Business, Time, Money, God, Company, Drinking, Mind, Wine)

"The beard is here because I got tired of shaving and Grissom, subsequently, got tired of shaving. Grissom, like any other 50-year-old man, is going through a series of mid-life changes. Who knows, he may start drinking."
- William Petersen
(Related: Drinking, Man, May)

"What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen."
- Iggy Pop
(Related: Christ, Fishermen)

"I love milk so much! I make a point of drinking a glass of milk every day. So now anyone who did those milk ads with the milk mustaches, they're my heroes."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Love, Day, Drinking, Heroes, Now)

"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."
- Thomas de Quincey
(Related: Drinking, Man, Murder, Procrastination, Sabbath)

"I tried to give up drugs by drinking."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Drinking, Drugs)

"I'm only drinking white wine because I'm on a diet and I don't eat."
- Oliver Reed
(Related: Diet, Drinking, Wine)

"But the trouble is that when you drink it, you invariably meet other people drinking it."
- Oliver Reed
(Related: People, Drinking, Trouble)

"Does anybody think these people were just sitting around drinking tea?"
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: People, Drinking, Tea)

"The results of this survey are shocking and should be a wake-up call to men and women that drinking and smoking too much not only gives you a bad headache in the morning but can affect your ability to start a family."
- Ann Robinson
(Related: Family, Men, Women, Ability, Drinking, Results, Smoking)

"All the stuff about being a drinking club, or having players who were not good enough, I treat as rubbish."
- Bryan Robson
(Related: Being, Drinking)

"My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated."
- Bill Rodgers
(Related: Drinking, Endurance, Racing, Training, Water, Weakness)

"I have seen great jazz musicians die obscure and drinking themselves to death and not really being able to get any work and working in small, funky jazz clubs."
- Sonny Rollins
(Related: Death, Work, Being, Drinking, Jazz, Musicians)

"But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough, rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea for keeping woman in the background!"
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Men, Confession, Drinking, Fighting, Lies, Swearing, Woman)

"I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun."
- Babe Ruth
(Related: Women, Bed, Drinking, Fun, Promise, Will)

""Sex" is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Appetite, Drinking, Eating, Modesty, Restraint)

"Those persons who suffer from indigestion, or who become drunk, are utterly ignorant of the true principles of eating and drinking."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Drinking, Eating, Indigestion, Principles)

"At the Olympics in China, every color was represented... and that was just the drinking water."
- Evan Sayet
(Related: Drinking, Water)

"China traditionally has been a tea-drinking country but we turned them into coffee drinkers."
- Howard Schultz
(Related: Coffee, Country, Tea)

"Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Greatness, Drinking, Vices)

"It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess."
- John Selden
(Related: Drinking, Excess)

"Drinking habits were very prevalent among men, and were not in any way disgraceful, unless excessive."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Men, Drinking, Habits)

"As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. They are not only a source of clean drinking water for more than 30 million people but are also an integral part of Michigan's heritage and its economy."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: People, Drinking, Economy, Responsibility, Water)

"I wasn't out drinking and abusing my body. I simply loved to go out and dance."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Dance, Body, Drinking)

"Don't drink in the hotel bar, that's where I do my drinking."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Drinking)

"I think it's important that people think about what they are doing and that includes what they are eating. I am 61 now and attitudes towards drinking and driving have changed radically since I was a student. People change their notion of what is responsible. They will increasingly ask about the carbon content of their food."
- Nicholas Stern
(Related: Change, Food, People, Content, Drinking, Driving, Eating, Now, Will)

"I'm talking like 10, 12 years old. Either junior brings Mom and Pop or Mom and Pop bring the kids. I'm talking young here, not a college drinking crowd."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Mom, College, Drinking, Kids, Old, Talking, Years)

"The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry."
- Raoul Vaneigem
(Related: Poetry, Work, Love, People, Dancing, Drinking, Singing, Weapons)

"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity."
- Voltaire
(Related: God, Drinking, Eating, Necessity, Nothing, Pleasure)

"The piano has been drinking, not me."
- Tom Waits
(Related: Drinking)

"Frankly, alcohol leads to a lot of other things when you start drinking at 12-years old. It is a big problem that needs to be addressed. Frankly, the industry has pushed us back and pushed us back."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Alcohol, Drinking, Needs, Old)

"I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Body, Commitment, Drinking, Goodness, Mind)

"Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Mom, Childhood, Drinking, Influence, Lust, Vice)

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Work, Drinking)

"There was a policy at Hughes against drinking at lunch, but the men ignored it."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Men, Policy, Drinking)

"Even though I had a lucrative contract with MGM, I had a husband who was drinking and gambling our money away faster than I could make it."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Money, HusbDrinking, Gambling)

"I've been watching what I eat. When I was putting on all the weight, I was drinking Guinness and not eating. I didn't have room to because I was drinking all the time."
- Robbie Williams
(Related: Time, Drinking, Eating, Weight)

"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Drinking, Reading)