Famous and funny alcohol quotes

Raymond Chandler

Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler was another writer with a talent for fun whiskey quotes. The popular novelist and screenwriter quite rightly said: “There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.”

Like his father Chandler was an alcoholic and his drinking contributed to him being sacked as the vice-president of the Dabney Oil Syndicate in 1932. But losing his job at that point saw Chandler turn to writing to make money, a career which sustained him until his death in 1959.

Another quote attributed to Chandler is: “Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl’s clothes off.”

He also offered the advice: “I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won’t let himself get snotty about it.”

8 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
    ugly
    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.

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