Drinking Quotes

Most popular drinking quotes

I drink to forget I drink.
In wine, there is the truth.

alcohol wine

I drink no more than a sponge.


Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
I drink to make other people interesting.


Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.


Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.


I don't drink any more—just the same amount.


Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
The whole world is about three drinks behind.
Better to pay the tavern keeper than the druggist.
— Spanish saying


What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?
I must get out of these wet clothes, and into a dry martini!
A man is never drunk if he can lay on the floor without holding on.
I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.
One drink is plenty; two drinks too many, and three not half enough.
An alcoholic is someone you don't like, who drinks as much as you do.
When you teetotal, you've got an awful feeling that everyone's your boss.
A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.


In the words of a friend of mine, I drink to make other people interesting.
One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I'm having a good time.
Depend upon it, of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.

greatness vice

To drink for pleasure may be a distraction, but to drink from misery is always a danger.


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
A word to those of you who are trying to drown your sorrow. Please be aware that sorrow knows how to swim.

alcohol sorrow

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.
When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.
The secret to a long life is to stay busy, get plenty of exercise and: Don't drink too much! Then again: Don't drink too little!
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.
I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows. But now the damned things have learned to swim, and now decency and good behavior weary me.
That which the sober man keeps in his breast, the drunken man lets out at the lips. Astute people, when they want to ascertain a man's true character, make him drunk.

human nature

Wonderful euphemisms for drunk: blitzed, blasted, blotto, bombed, cockeyed, crocked, ripped, looped, loaded, leveled, wasted, wiped, soused, sozzled, smashed, and schnockered. Stewed, stinko, stupid, tanked, totaled, tight, and tipsy. Not to mention feeling no pain, three sheets to the wind, in one's cups, intoxicated, addlepated, and pixelated.