Monday, June 30, 2014

Celebrities on Drinking.

     I have always found that celebrities have a different way of looking at drinking, and their expressions of their feelings about the subject can be very amusing.   I find that many of the quips that come from the mouths of celebs can make a lot of sense as well.  For instance Ernest Hemingway, one of the foremost drinkers in the world, said "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk.  That will teach you to keep your mouth shut".  This is very sound advise, if followed you can save yourself a lot of embarrassing moments.

     Others are just humorous, Frank Sinatra once said, "I feel sorry
for people that don't drink.  When the wake up in the morning, that is as good as they're going to feel all day."  True, but kind of funny anyway.  Dean Martin is credited with saying " If you drink, don't drive, don't even putt".   George Burns, always witty said, "It takes only one drink to get me drunk, the trouble is I can't remember if it is the thirteenth or the fourteenth."   If you don't like taking "responsibility for your own actions, George Gobel's quote, "I've never been drunk, but often overserved" is very fitting.

    Drinking and politics are a good source for good drinking quotes as
well.  Barry Goldwater was credited with saying, " If everyone in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government."  

  Dorothy Parker, an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles also had a few interesting quotes about drinking.  "I love to drink martinis, two at the very most, three I'm under the table, and four I'm under the hose,"

    Then there were the "philosophers on drinking, Louis Pasteur, A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the world's books."  James Thurber is quoted as saying, "One martini is alright, two is too many, and three in never enough"

     W.C. Field had a philosophy on everything drinking, but I think his line "Twas a woman that drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her", that really summed up his position.  His opinions on the economy were apparent also with "The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart".

     One of my personal favorite lines about drinking comes from an old Willie Nelson Song, "I Gotta Get Drunk".  The line is "There's more old drunks  than there are old doctors, so I guess we better have another round".  ;o)