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“Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward.”
George Carlin, comedian, actor. (1937-2008)
“I bought some powdered water but I don't know what to add.”
Steven Wright, Comedian, actor, writer. (1955- )
“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.”
Wystan Hugh (W.H.) Auden, poet. (1907-1973)
“Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is a third thing that makes it water and nobody knows what that is.”
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
"Water is the only drink for a wise man."
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
“Here's that which is too weak to be a sinner, honest water, which ne'er left man i' the mire.”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 'Timon of Athens'
"Before Noah, men having only water to drink, could not find the truth. Accordingly...they became abominably wicked, and they were justly exterminated by the water they loved to drink. This good man, Noah, having seen that all his contemporaries had perished by this unpleasant drink, took a dislike to it; and God, to relieve his dryness, created the vine and revealed to him the art of making le vin. By the aid of this liquid he unveiled more and more truth."
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
“When the Well's dry, we know the Worth of Water.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) ‘Poor Richard's Almanac’
"The best wine is the oldest, the best water the newest."
William Blake (1757-1827)
“Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts."
John Stuart Blackie (1809-1895)
"There was a Young Person in pink,
Who called out for something to drink;
But they said, 'O my daughter,
there's nothing but water!'
Which vexed that Young Person in pink."
Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his 'literary nonsense' & limericks (1812-1888)
“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria.”
David Auerbach (2002)
“A man who drinks only water has a secret to hide from his fellow men.”
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet
“I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.”
W.C. Fields (1880-1946)
“No poems can live long or please that are written by water-drinkers.”
Horace, Roman lyric poet (65 -8 B.C.)
“Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.”
“Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”
W.C. Fields (1880-1946)
“.....all the charming and beautiful things, from the Song of Songs, to bouillabaisse, and from the nine Beethoven symphonies to the Martini cocktail, have been given to humanity by men who, when the hour came, turned from tap water to something with color in it, and more in it than mere oxygen and hydrogen.”
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
“An unwatched pot boils immediately.”
“Potable, n. Suitable for drinking. Water is said to be potable; indeed, some delcare it our natural beverage, although even they find it palatable only when suffering from the recurrent disorder known as thirst, for which it is a medicine.”
Ambrose Bierce, American writer (1842-1914)
Take pure spring water.
The finest grains.
The richest ingredients.
And then run them through a horse.”
“Between each wine and each dish one should drink a mouthful of pure fresh water, preferably not (or only slightly) aerated.”
Paul Ramain (1895-1966)
French doctor, gastronome, mycologist.
“Fish is meant to tempt as well as nourish, and everything that lives in water is seductive.”
“Fish, to taste right, must swim three times -in water, in butter, and in wine.”
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