Quotes and Sayings about Liquor



"Rum, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Madness)

"We got more provisions for our whiskey than the same money, which we paid for the liquor, would have bought; so after all it proved a very profitable investment."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Money, Investment, Liquor)

"Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Food, Fiction, Liquor)

"I've certainly learned a great deal from my husband, though, and could never have written a book like Liquor without him and the people he introduces me to and the stories he brings home."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Home, HusbPeople, Liquor)

"This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor's lack of hot sex scenes, probably because they aren't old enough to understand that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Sex, Being, Liquor, Old)

"When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality."
- Al Capone
(Related: Hospitality, Liquor)

"Liquor prohibition led to the rise of organized crime in America, and drug prohibition has led to the rise of the gang problems we have now."
- Drew Carey
(Related: America, Crime, Liquor, Now, Problems, Prohibition)

"Drugs were pretty easy to quit taking. I was never addicted to anything to begin with. But then, liquor - I had to wait about another six years before I finally got around to quitting that. I'm sure glad I did."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Drugs, Liquor, Pretty, Quitting, Years)

"The horrid mystery hanging over us in this house gets into my head like liquor, and makes me wild."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Liquor, Mystery)

"I went downtown as a lawyer and then I worked in a liquor store at night, as I had done all through law school. And so when I got to the point where I could give up the night job, I joined the political club."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Job, Law, Liquor, Night, School)

"There are only two real ways to get ahead today - sell liquor or drink it."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Liquor, Today)

"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Genius, Grammar, Learning, Liquor, Nonsense)

"Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the last states which prohibited liquor, I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew who the bootleggers were."
- Tony Hillerman
(Related: War, Drugs, Liquor, states)

"I use the term bar-room to represent every means for the sale and traffic in liquor, and I earnestly appeal to the people to put an end to the traffic, no matter under what name or guise it may be carried on."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: People, End, Liquor, May, Name)

"Yes, it is worse than thrown away, because every fair minded man must admit that the expenditure of this sum of money in the county for intoxicating liquor creates lawlessness, makes criminals, wrecks homes and brings trouble to innocent women and children."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Money, Women, Children, Liquor, Man, Trouble)

"We have seen the evil of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in our midst; let us try prohibition and see what this will do for us."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: Evil, Prohibition, Will)

"Because people see violence on the movie screen, they're not going to go out and hold up a liquor store and kill somebody. It really doesn't correlate."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: People, Liquor, Violence)

"The only character I ever remember actually creating in a flash of inspiration was George Liquor. God planted that in my head in an instant."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: God, Inspiration, Character, Liquor)

"George Liquor is really the richest character I have. I'm amazed there aren't 365 episodes about him on TV already."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Character, Liquor)

"Each of us needs something - food, liquor, pot, whatever - to help us survive. Dracula needs blood."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Food, Blood, Help, Liquor, Needs)

"Iraq now says that it will, after all, destroy its missiles. President Bush said, 'Please, I used to pull the same trick. There'd be an intervention, I'd make a big show of pouring out the liquor and then there was a case under the floorboards.'"
- Bill Maher
(Related: Iraq, Liquor, Now, President, Will)

"Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: Liquor)

"Prohibition is better than no liquor at all."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Liquor, Prohibition)

"It is the unbroken testimony of all history that alcoholic liquors have been used by the strongest, wisest, handsomest, and in every way best races of all times."
- George Saintsbury
(Related: History)

"I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Doubt, Liquor, Party)

"The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Coffee, Discovery, Taste, Tea, Wine)

"A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: End, Justice, Liquor, Will)

"I am the sworn, eternal and uncompromising enemy of the liquor traffic."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Enemy, Liquor)

"After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic, its influence is degrading upon the individual, the family, politics and business, and upon everything that you touch in this old world."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Politics, Business, Family, Influence, Liquor, Old, World)

"Better belly burst than good liquor be lost."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Liquor)

"Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Death, Liquor)

"We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given to us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it."
- William Griffith Wilson
(Related: Thought, Attitude, Effort, Liquor, Will)

"Its liquor is like the sweetest dew from Heaven."
- Lu Yu
(Related: Dew, Heaven, Liquor)