Quotes about drinking

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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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„I don't have a drinking problem ‘cept when I can't get a drink.“

—  Tom Waits American singer-songwriter and actor 1949

"Bad Liver and a Broken Heart", Small Change (1976).

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„We are able to breathe, drink, and eat in comfort because millions of organisms and hundreds of processes are operating to maintain a liveable environment, but we tend to take nature's services for granted because we don't pay money for most of them.“

—  Eugene P. Odum mathematician, ecologist, natural philosopher, and systems ecologist 1913 - 2002

Eugene Odum (1975) A Bridge Between Science and Society as cited in: Edward Goldsmith (2002) " Ecology – a bridge http://www.edwardgoldsmith.org/737/"

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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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„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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„Sometimes I sits and thinks. Other times I sits and drinks, but mostly I just sits.“

—  Neal Cassady American cultural figure of 1950s and 1960s 1926 - 1968

Source: First Third & Other Writings - Revised & Expanded Edition Together With A New Prologue

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