“He'd been drinking whisky from a beer glass, which he held by its handle in a fist the size of a mutton roast.”
Dr. Watson in 'The Adventure of the Coughing Dentist' by Loren D. Estleman (2009)
“My favorite drink is a cocktail of carrot juice and whiskey. I am always drunk but I can see for miles.”
Roy 'Chubby' Brown, English comedian.
"If you mean the demon drink that poisons the mind, pollutes the body, desecrates family life, and inflames sinners, then I'm against it. But if you mean the elixir of Christmas cheer, the shield against winter chill, the taxable potion that puts needed funds into public coffers to comfort little crippled children, then I'm for it. This is my position, and I will not compromise!"
A Congressman's attitude on whiskey
"Give an Irishman lager for a month, and he's a dead man. An Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But whiskey polishes the copper and is the saving of him."
Mark Twain, ‘Life on the Mississippi’
"Anybody who hates dogs and loves whiskey can't be all bad."
W.C. Fields (1880-1946)
"Always carry a large flagon of whisky in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake."
W.C. Fields (1880-1946)
“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”
P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )
“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’
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