Famous and funny alcohol quotes

Last week we published a famous quote from Madame Lily Bollinger, and that got us thinking about our favourite alcohol-related lines.

Madame Lily BollingerLily Bollinger was asked how much she enjoyed her own product, to which she replied: “I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch – unless I’m thirsty.”

Of course Lily is not the only person from a Champagne house to be attributed to a famous quote: When he first tasted his newly created Champagne, Dom Pierre Pérignon is quoted as saying: “Come quickly. I’m tasting the stars.”

Beer, whisky and wine, plus a lot of other drinks, have all been the subject of famous and fun quotes from a wide variety of people. Here’s a selection of our favourites.

What is your favourite alcohol-related quote? Tell us in the comments section below.

6 Responses to “Famous and funny alcohol quotes”

  1. Brian J. Sullivan - binghamton, NY says:

    the alcohol
    would never
    let me see
    that the
    drunk, sick
    man was me

  2. Ian Campbell says:

    An Irish friend, Ned Fitzgerald from Dublin, having been caught for drink driving said at the time “If you can’t drink and drive you shouldn’t be on the road “

  3. Mike Smith says:

    While waiting at the intersection turning into Jupiters casino on the Gold Coast of queensland many years ago, the two young kiwi lads who had probably consumed too much were pulled over by the police for not proceeding for a green arrow. The policeman asked “What’s wrong lad, didn’t you see the arrows?”. My friend replied “Arrows Officer? I didn’t even see the injuns!”.

  4. I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. another WC Fields

  5. Adam Greenberg says:

    A woman drove me to drink and I never even had the courtesy to thank her

  6. tj john says:

    and now they lay me down to sleep a 40 ouncer at my feet and if i die before i wake tell my friends i drank it straight

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