"One should always be drunk. That's all that matters... But with what? With wine, poetry, or virtue, whichever you prefer. But get drunk."
"Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know."
"Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after."
GEORGE GORDON BYRON
"Accept what life offers you and try to drink for every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle."
"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food."
"High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everybody likes water."
"The first kiss and the first glass of wine are the best."
"He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long."
"Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read."
"Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized."
"Most days I juggle everything quite well, on the other days there's always red wine."
"In wine, there's truth."
PLINY THE ELDER - NATURAL HISTORY
"There is truth in wine, but you never see it listed in the ingredients on the label."
"Wine gives one 'ideas', whereas champagne gives one 'strategies'."
"Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."
POPE JOHN XXIII
"Wine makes all things possible."
GEPRGE R.R. MARTIN
"His lips drink water / But his heart drinks wine."
"I like on the table,/ When we're speaking,/ The light of a bottle/ Of intelligent wine."
"Wine is the most healthy and most hygienic of beverages."
"Beer is made by men, wine by God."
"Either give me more wine or leave me alone."
"Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation then, possibly, any other purely sensory thing."
"Life is too short to drink cheap wine..."
"This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts."
"I adore cock and champagne together. My favorite food group."
"A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover."
"To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history."
"There are three things, and three things only, that can lift the pain of mortality and ease the ravages of life," said Spider. "These things are wine, women and song"..."
"White wine is like electricity. Red wine looks and tastes like a liquified beefsteak."
"Take a glass of wine while reading, your feet on the back of your slave. This is the best combination of pleasures there is."
"What is better than to sit at the end of the day and drink wine with friends, or substitutes for friends?"
"Drink a glass of wine after your soup and you steal a ruble for your doctor."
"Wine in itself is an excellent thing."
POPE PIUS XII AIREN
"I accept any philosophy if it is sprinkled with good wine"
"Good wine speaks about itself by whispering in your ear. Bad wine shows off."
"Wine is the cane of old age and the insanity of the youth."
"Is today's wine worse that yesterday's wine? The wine you drink now is better than any wine you've ever drunk."
"I drink on only two occasions: when occasion arises and when it doesn't."
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
"It is good to remember that there are five reasons to drink: the arrival of a friend, being thirsty, the fear of being thirsty in the future, the excellent taste of wine, or any other reason."
" Night, Love and Wine counsel no half-hearted measures."
"He who loves wine never allows the vine to endure pain."
"A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world."
"Men are like wine, age sours the bad and betters the good"
"Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place."
ABIGAIL VAN BUREN
"I like red wine because it's more sophisticated, more complex and mature. It's a bit like me, no longer young, but not old yet either."
"The only wonders of the world belong to nature. You pour water into the vine and you get wine."
"Where there is no wine, there is no love"
"Wine is bottled poetry."
"May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older."
OLD ENGLISH TOAST
"Wine is innocent, only the drunkard is to be blamed."
"We can only see our own reflection in water, but it is in wine that we see the heart of the other."
"A barrel of wine can do more miracles than a church full of saints."
"Water for the skin, wine for vitality."
"Where there is no wine, there is nothing."
"A little wine is the perfect antidote against death, in a large amount there is life's poison."
"A meal without wine is like a day without the sunshine."
"The more you indulge in insobriety, the more sour the wine goes."
FATHER GABRIELLE d'ANNUNZIO
"He who does not love wine, women and song, will forever be dim."
"Good food and good wine are paradise on earth."
"Knowing how to drink wine is art."
"One only needs a glass of wine to make a new friend, but a barrel will not suffice to hold onto that friendship."
"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence."
"He who dreams of a blissful life beside a beautiful woman, whishes to enjoy the taste of wine at all times."
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
"Guilt is like wine - the older, the costlier."
"Blessed are the vine and the woman, the only gifts of nature which bring joy both to the poor and to the rich"
"When you sip the wine from your cups remember you're drinking from the blood of the vine, the strength of the earth and the eternity of the Sun."
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
"I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I lost two weeks."
JOE E. LEWIS
"Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut"
"Meet me at the bar. We'll drink breakfast together."
"It is not true that drinking changes a man's character. It reveals it more clearly."
"One cannot live well, unless one drinks well."
"Water is good for sailing and swimming."
"Alcoholic beverages haven't solved any problems so far. Come to think of it, neither did milk."
"Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the surgery of life."
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
"I even lack the mood to drink. That's why I'd rather have an intravenous red wine."
"It's a good thing to put away drinking. But don't forget where you've left it."
"Even though we cherish nature, we always put the blame on it whenever something bad happens."
"The geographical area is in the case of wine the guarantee of quality, and in the case of humans, a handicap."
"Quickly fetch me a cup of wine, so that I will refresh my memory and be able to say something wise."