Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Hemingway for instance, a man that brings up the vision of bar room brawls, record breaking daiquiri consumption, has many interesting quotes of drinking.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut", probably one of his most famous,but "Write drunk; edit sober." strikes close to home with me. Oscar Wilde has been quoted as saying "Work is the curse of the drinking class". Lets not forget Mark Twin, who's famous remark "too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right". George Bernard Shaw is quoted "alcohol is a very necessary article. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning." So much for the authors, let us look at some others.
Dean Martin and the rest of the rat pack also were "loaded" with many interesting quotes as well. Dean Martin said" If you drink don't drive, don't even putt", and at another occasion said" I once shook Pat Boone's hand and my whole right side sobered up". Frank Sinatra's philosophy on the subject says "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day". He also believes "Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers, or a bottle of Jack Daniels." Humphrey Bogart felt "The problem with the world is that everyone is one drink behind". One old guy George Burns believed that "It only takes me one drink to get drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or fourteenth."