"It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought."
P. G. Wodehouse, The Inimitable Jeeves (1881-1975)
"Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts."
“Alcohol is a very necessary article. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.”
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright
“As long as you represent me as praising alcohol I shall not complain. It is, I believe, the greatest of human inventions, and by far - much greater than Hell, the radio or the bichloride tablet.”
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) American editor and critic.
“Alcohol is a misunderstood vitamin.”
P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975), English novelist
“Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed by the facts.”
Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936)
“Alcohol is a good preservative for everything but brains.”
Mary Pettibone Poole
“Only Irish Coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, fat.”
“When I think of Indonesia - a country on the equator with 180 million people, a median age of 18, and a Muslim ban on alcohol - I feel I know what heaven looks like.”
Coca Cola official
“In the United States all business not transacted over the telephone is accomplished in conjunction with alcohol or food, often under conditions of advanced intoxication. This is a fact of the utmost importance for the visitor of limited funds . . . for it means that the most expensive restaurants are, with rare exceptions, the worst.”
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
“An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do.”
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