There's nought, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion. - Lord Byron, Don Juan, Second Canto
What's drinking? A mere pause from thinking! - Lord Byron, The Deformed Transformed
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy - Benjamin Franklin
Oh brother, be a brother, fill this tiny cup of mine. And please, sir, make it whiskey: I have no head for wine! - Nick Cave, lyric, "Brother My Cup is Empty"
I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion. - Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quiote
A man who doesn't drink is not, in my opinion, fully a man. - Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety. - Thomas de Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1856).
Always be drunk.That's it!The great imperative!In order not to feelTime's horrid fardelbruise your shoulders,grinding you into the earth,Get drunk and stay that way.
- Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867