Famous and funny alcohol quotes

Winston Churchill

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill’s favourite Champagne was Pol Roger and some figures state that between 1908 and 1945 Churchill had 42,000 bottles of Champagne opened for him. His daily routine is said to have consisted of a large breakfast at 7.30am, a weak whisky and soda at 11am and Champagne with his lunch.

As someone who enjoyed so much Champagne, it is perhaps not surprising he has quotes attributed to him about the drink. One has a touch of Lily Bollinger to it: “Champagne. In success you deserve it and in defeat, you need it.”

Napoleon Bonaparte is also credited with a very similar quote: “I drink Champagne when I win, to celebrate and I drink Champagne when I lose, to console myself.”

Churchill also said: “Remember, gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!”

And one final quote attributed to Churchill is: “I’ve gotten more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.”

Another famous Churchill quote came after he was confronted by a socialist member of parliament, Bessie Braddock. Braddock said to Churchill: “Sir, you are drunk.” Churchill replied: “Bessie, you are ugly. You are very ugly. I’ll be sober in the morning.”

11 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

  7. Never thought that people can utter such amazing quotes while they are drunk.

  8. Graigaryo Muastafaryioan III says:

    Like walking around with a snake, just in case you need a snake

  9. Richard says:

    Churchill was British. He would not have used the word “gotten”! In fact the quote reads far better if you say “taken” “I’ve taken more from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me”.

  10. Jed says:

    I love booze.

    My brother BobDog once said ” drink til you collapse ” and I followed his advice.
    I collapsed and then guzzled more.

    You are all alcoholics on this thread, right ???
    Uh huh, I thought so.

    Well, raise a glass to your addiction !

    Jed Zraria

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