Subliminal Extacy #03
01 апреля 2001

DRUNKENNESS

                          DRUNKENNESS
      From Various sources. Compiled by LaesQ / Raww Arse

There are more old drunkards than old doctors. 
- Proverb  


His mouth has been used as a latrine by some small animal of the
night. 
-  Kingsley  Amis  (1922-    )  British  novelist.  Describing a
   hangover.  Lucky Jim 


Come landlord, fill the flowing bowl,
Until it doth run over . . .
For tonight we'll merry, merry be,
Tomorrow we'll be sober. 
- Anonymous  Come, Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl 
Lord George-Brown drunk is a better man than the Prime  Minister
sober. 
- Anonymous  Comparing him with Harold Wilson.  The Times, 6 Mar
  1976  


What shall we do with the drunken sailor
Early in the morning?
Hoo-ray and up she rises
Early in the morning. 
- Anonymous  What shall we do with the Drunken Sailor?


Ha, ha, ha, you and me, 
Little brown jug, don't I love thee! 
- Anonymous  The Little Brown Jug 


One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having
a good time. 
- Nancy Astor (1879-1964) American-born British politician.


An alcoholic has been lightly  defined as a man who  drinks more
than his own doctor.
- Alvan L. Barach (1895-     )  Journal of the American  Medical
  Association, 181:393, 1962


Drunkenness, the  ruin of  reason, the  destruction of strength,
premature old age, momentary death. 
- St.  Basil the  Great (c.  330-c. 379)  Bishop of  Caesarea in
  Cappadocia.  Homilies, No. XIV, Ch. 7


For when the wine is in, the wit is out. 
- Thomas   Becon  (1512 - 67)   English   Protestant  churchman.
  Catechism, 375


Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
- Bible: Acts  2:13


Wine  is a  mocker, strong  drink is  raging: and  whosoever is
deceived thereby is not wise. 
- Bible: Proverbs  20:1


Man, being reasonable, must get drunk;
The best of life is but intoxication.
- Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.  Don Juan, II


It's my opinion, sir, that this meeting is drunk.
- Charles Dickens (1812-70) British novelist.  Pickwick  Papers,
  Ch. 33


I am as sober as a Judge.
- Henry  Fielding (1707-54)  British novelist.   Don Quixote  in
  England, III:14


Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why:
Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where. 
- Edward Fitzgerald  The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, LXXIV


Drunkenness is never anything but a substitute for happiness. It
amounts to buying  the dream of  a thing when  you haven't money
enough to buy the dreamed-of thing materially.
- Andre Gide (1869-1951) French novelist and critic.  Journaux


If  merely  'feeling good'   could decide,  drunkenness would be
the supremely valid human experience.
- William James (1842 - 1910) US  psychologist and  philosopher.
  Varieties of Religious Experience


A branch of  the sin of  drunkenness, which is  the root of  all
sins.
- James I (1566-1625) King of England. A Counterblast to Tobacco


A man who  exposes himself when  he is intoxicated,  has not the
art of getting drunk. 
- Samuel  Johnson  (1709-84)  British  lexicographer.   Life  of
  Johnson (J. Boswell), Vol. III


Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
- Herman Melville (1819-91) US novelist.  Moby Dick, Ch. 3


Drunkenness . . . spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans
men. 

- William  Penn (1644 - 1718) English  founder of  Pennsylvania.
  Fruits of Solitude, Maxim 72 


I am as  drunk as a  lord, but then,  I am one,  so what does it
matter? 
- Bertrand  Russell (1872-1970)  British philosopher.   Bertrand
  Russell, Philosopher of the Century (Ralph Schoenman)


Drunkenness is temporary suicide the happiness that it brings is
merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.
- Bertrand Russell  The Conquest of Happiness


No, thank you, I was born intoxicated.
- George William Russell  (1867-1935) Irish poet and  dramatist.
  Refusing a drink that was offered him.  10,000 Jokes,  Toasts,
  and Stories (L. Copeland)


Drunkenness is simply voluntary insanity.
- Seneca (c. 4 BC-AD  65) Roman writer.  Epistulae ad  Lucilium,
  LXXXIII


But I'm not so think as you drunk I am.
- John Collings Squire (1884-1958) British journalist.   Ballade
  of Soporific Absorption


An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you
do.
- Dylan Thomas (1914-53) Welsh poet.  Dictionary of 20th Century
  Quotations (Nigel Rees)


Come, Robert, you  shall drink twice  while I drink  once, for I
cannot  permit  the  son  in his  sober  senses  to  witness the
intoxication of his father.

- Horace  Walpole (1717-97)  British writer.  Explaining why  he
  filled his son's glass twice for every glass he drank himself.
  Attrib. 



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