Okay, I gathered a bunch of quotes on alcohol and alcoholism which I have put down on this page, I'm certain there are many more, so if you have any ideas please get in touch with me and then I can add them.
I sorted the quotes a little so first you will find what I consider to be the best ones and then other random quotes
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I drink to make other people interesting.
The hard part about being a bartender is figuring out who is drunk and who is just stupid.
If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.
Quoted in P.S. I Love You
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
can't be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline -- it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.
The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.
I like beer. On occasion, I will even drink beer to celebrate a major event such as the fall of Communism or the fact that the refrigerator is still working.
I've never been into wine. I'm a beer man. What I like about beer is you basically just drink it and order more. You don't sniff at it, or hold it up to the light and slosh it around, or drone on and on about it, the way people do with wine. Your beer drinker tend to be a straightforward, decent, friendly, down-to-earth person, whereas your serious wine fancier tends to be an insufferable snot.
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?
I drink when I have occasion... and sometimes when I have no occasion.
Miguel De Cervantes
I like to do my principal research in bars, where people are more likely to tell the truth or, at least, lie less convincingly than they do in briefings and books.
Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, The Big Book
The contrast which exists between the abstemious man and the drunkard is this--the former governs his affairs, but the affairs of the latter govern him.
WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs
The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, The Big Book
Alcoholism is the disease of more.
Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story
"Alcoholism is the only disease that you can get yelled at for having."
My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.
Robert E. Lee
I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.
If drinking is interfering with your work, you're probably a heavy drinker. If work is interfering with your drinking, you're probably an alcoholic.
I always drank, from when it was legal for me to drink. And there was never a time for me when the goal wasn't to get as hammered as I could possibly afford to. I never understood social drinking, that's always seemed to me like kissing your sister.
STEPHEN KING, interview, Sept. 14, 2000
Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.
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