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Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.
One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.
Sometimes too much drink is barely enough.
Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
I'm tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease. It is the only disease I know of that we're spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread.
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.
You can't be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline -- it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.
If I remember right there are five excuses for drinking: the visit of a guest, present thirst, future thirst, the goodness of the wine, and any other excuse you choose!
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
I drink to forget I drink.
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.
Somebody left the cork out of my lunch.
No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.
Most Americans are born drunk, and really require a little wine or beer to sober them. They have a sort of permanent intoxication from within, a sort of invisible champagne. Americans do not need to drink to inspire them to do anything, though they do sometimes, I think, need a little for the deeper and more delicate purpose of teaching them how to do nothing.
Other countries drink to get drunk, and this is accepted by everyone; in France, drunkenness is a consequence, never an intention. A drink is felt as the spinning out of a pleasure, not as the necessary cause of an effect which is sought: wine is not only a philter, it is also the leisurely act of drinking.
The best audience is one that is intelligent, well-educated, and a little drunk.
I drink to make other people interesting.
Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
Water is the only drink for a wise man.
It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.
When I drink, I think; and when I think, I drink.
What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.
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.
A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.
It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
I never drink water; that is the stuff that rusts pipes.
Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.
I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.
Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter. Sermons and soda water the day after.
Beauty is in the eye of the Beer holder!
It's a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don't see or care.
I'm not so think as you drunk I am.
O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
I only drink to make other people seem more interesting.