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Champagne & Food Quotes

“Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.”
Graham Greene, author, playwright (1904-1991)
 

“The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days.”
Clement Attlee, British politician (1883-1967)
 

"Champagne has the taste of an apple peeled with a steel knife."
Aldous Huxley, British writer (1894-1963)
 

"There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne."
Bette Davis in ‘Old Acquaintance’
 

"Burgundy makes you think of silly things; Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and Champagne makes you do them."
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
 

"Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!"
Dom Perignon, at the moment he discovered champagne
 

“We lived very simply - but with all the essentials of life well understood and provided for - hot baths, cold champagne, new peas and old brandy.”
Winston Churchil
'The Last Lion' by William Manchester (1993)
 

"I'm only a beer teetotaller, not a champagne teetotaller."
George Bernard Shaw
 

"Before I was born my mother was in great agony of spirit and in a tragic situation. She could take no food except iced oysters and champagne. If people ask me when I began to dance, I reply, "In my mother's womb, probably as a result of the oysters and champagne - the food of Aphrodite.""
Isadora Duncan, American dancer (1878-1927)
 

"Champagne's funny stuff. I'm used to whiskey. Whiskey is a slap on the back, and champagne's a heavy mist before my eyes."
Jimmy Stewart, ‘The Philadelphia Story’
 

"Champagne and orange juice is a great drink. The orange improves the champagne. The champagne definitely improves the orange."
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 

“In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it.”
Napoleon Bonaparte
 

“Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
 

“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne”
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)
 

“Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of Champagne.”
Paul Claudel, French writer (1868-1955)
 

“A single glass of champagne imparts a feeling of exhilaration. The nerves are braced, the imagination is agreeably stirred; the wits become more nimble. A bottle produces the contrary effect. Excess causes a comatose insensibility. So it is with war: and the quality of both is best discovered by sipping.”
Winston Churchill (1871-1947)
‘The Wit of Sir Winston’ (1965)


“Champagne does have one regular drawback: swilled as a regular thing a certain sourness settles in the tummy, and the result is permanent bad breath. Really incurable.”
Truman Capote, 'Answered Prayers' (1975)


“No government could survive without champagne. Champagne in the throats of our diplomatic people is like oil in the wheels of an engine.”
Joseph Dargent, French Vintner (1955)
 

 

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