Quotes about drinking

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„If one must drink, then let one drink thrice a month, for more is bad. If one gets drunk twice a month, it is better; if one gets drunk once a month, that is better still; and if one doesn't drink at all, that is the best of all.“

—  Genghis Khan founder and first emperor of the Mongol Empire 1162 - 1227

As given in Rashid al-Din's Compendium of Chronicles (Jami' al-tawarikh) ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jami%27_al-tawarikh) (Can find a translated version on google books: http://books.google.com/books?id=d2SWstj6j3AC&lpg=PA142&ots=8Tn8g77BgR&dq=genghis%20khan%20and%20drinking&pg=PA142#v=onepage&q=genghis%20khan%20and%20drinking&f=false)

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„Drink and dance and laugh and lie,
Love, the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!
(But, alas, we never do.)“

—  Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967

Source: "The Flaw in Paganism" in Death and Taxes (1931)

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„I drink booze, I smoke, and I'm hooked on caffeine. I actually have been known to swear at times and belch and even raise my voice when provoked. And I'm not physically repressed!“

—  Helena Bonham Carter British actress 1966

Of her role in Planet of the Apes.
Interview on Cinema.com, 2001 http://www.cinema.com/articles/547/planet-of-the-apes-interview-with-helena-bonham-carter.phtml

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„The arts (painting, poetry, etc.) are not just these. Eating, drinking, walking are also arts; every act is an art.“

—  César Vallejo Peruvian writer 1892 - 1938

Las artes (pintura, poesía, etc.) no son solo éstas. Artes son también comer, beber, caminar: todo acto es un arte.
Source: Aphorisms (2002), p. 60

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„Don't let these tattoos fool you. I'm straight edge. I'm a man of great discipline; I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs… my addiction is wrestling - my obsession is competition. Discipline. My name is C…M…Punk.“

—  Phil Brooks American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist 1978

Extreme Championship Wrestling. July 4th, 2006.
This was Punk's debut on ECW television.
Extreme Championship Wrestling

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„One day, observing a child drinking out of his hands, he cast away the cup from his wallet with the words, "A child has beaten me in plainness of living."“

—  Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 BC

Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 37
Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius

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