Quotes about wine

A collection of quotes on the topic of alcohol, wine, likeness, drink.

Best quotes about wine

A.A. Milne photo

„Pooh, how do you spell love?' 'You don't spell love Piglet, you feel it“

—  A.A. Milne British author 1882 - 1956

Variant: How do you spell love?
You don't spell it, you feel it.

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„You've been nipping at cook's wine!!“

—  Tamora Pierce American writer of fantasy novels for children 1954

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„Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine“

—  Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican scholastic philosopher of the Roman Catholic Church 1225 - 1274

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„A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition“

—  Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936

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„I called the Navab's wine blood,“

—  Laxmi Prasad Devkota Nepali poet 1909 - 1959

Lunatic. 5
पागल (The Lunatic)
Context: I called the Navab's wine blood, the painted whore a corpse, and the king a pauper. I attacked Alexander with insults, and denounced the so-called great souls. The lowly I have raised on the bridge of praise to the seventh heaven. Your learned pandit is my great fool, your heaven my hell, your gold my iron, friend! Your piety my sin. Where you see yourself as brilliant I find you a dolt. Your rise, friend-my decline. That's the way our values are mixed up, friend! Your whole world is a hair to me. Oh yes, friend, I'm moonstruck through and through- moonstruck! That's just the way I am.

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„My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Source: Notebook

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„Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life. “

—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

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„I'm nobody. I'm a tramp, a bum, a hobo. I'm a boxcar and a jug of wine, and a straight razor if you get too close to me.“

—  Charles Manson American criminal and musician 1934 - 2017

Interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqrqaPThCmI

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„America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

First attributed to Lincoln in 2002, this seems a paraphrase of a statement in the Lyceum address of 1838, while incorporating language used by Thomas E. Dewey (c. 1944), who said "By the same token labor unions can never be destroyed from the outside. They can only fail if they fail to lend their united support to full production in a free society".
Misattributed

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„If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

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„You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.“

—  Derek Walcott Saint Lucian–Trinidadian poet and playwright 1930 - 2017

"Love after Love"
Source: "A Far Cry from Africa" (1962), Collected Poems, 1948-1984 (1986)

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„I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith, book The Vicar of Wakefield

She Stoops to Conquer (1771), Act I
Source: The Vicar of Wakefield

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„To the question what wine he found pleasant to drink, he replied, "That for which other people pay."“

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

Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 54
Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius

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„I feel how inside of me word follows word and thought follows thought, growing to the last act of creation. Holy hour of bringing forth, you are pain and pleasure, and a longing for form, image and essence. I am only the instrument that God uses to sing his song. I am only the vessel that nature smilingly fills with new wine.“

—  Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945

Ich fühle, wie in mir sich wachsend Wort an Wort, Gedanke an Gedanke reiht zum letzten Akt der Schöpfung. Heilige Stunde des Gebärens, Schmerz bist du und Lust und eine Sehnsucht nach Form, Gestalt und Wesen. Ich bin nur Instrument, darauf der alte Gott sein Lied singt. Ich bin nur harrendes Gefäß, in das Natur den neuen Wein mit Lächeln füllt.
Michael: a German fate in diary notes (1926)

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„If I had a hammer, I'd build a city on stilts so my feet would stay dry when God's wine glass tilts. If I had a shovel, I'd dig a hole in the dirt and I'll be hiding when his drunken stupor lands upon earth“

—  Aesop Rock American rapper 1976

"Tugboat Complex" from the album Labor Days. Archived at " The Original Hip-Hop (Rap) Lyrics Archive http://ohhla.com/anonymous/aesoprck/rm_bside/tugboat.rck.txt," Accessed May 22, 2014.

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„I am tipsy after my
own feelings
themselves have become wine.
I forget myself, world and all.“

—  Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967

<span class="plainlinks"> The Tajmahal and my Love http://www.best-poems.net/love_poems/the_taj_mahal_amp_my_love.html/</span>
From Poetry

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„Within the vermilion gate, meats and wines go to waste
While on the roadside lie the frozen bodies of the poor.“

—  Du Fu Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty 712 - 770

As quoted in Lin Yutang's The Vermilion Gate (1914)

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„Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I'll not look for wine.“

—  Ben Jonson, To Celia

Song, To Celia, lines 1-16; this poem was inspired by "Letter XXIV" of Philostratus, which in translation reads: "Drink to me with your eyes alone…. And if you will, take the cup to your lips and fill it with kisses, and give it so to me".
The Works of Ben Jonson, First Folio (1616), The Forest
Context: Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I'll not look for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove's nectar sup,
I would not change for thine.
I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much honoring thee
As giving it a hope that there
It could not withered be.
But thou thereon didst only breathe,
And sent'st it back to me;
Since when it grows and smells, I swear,
Not of itself, but thee.

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„I just sat there thunderstruck. I realized that's exactly what I had been doing for over a decade with my story. I was writing heroic fantasy, while at the same time I was satirizing heroic fantasy.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss American fantasy writer 1973

Interview with Fantasy Book Critic (25 May 2007)
Context: Anyway, I was listening to Beagle answer a question on the panel, he said something along the lines of, "I'd never want to write The Last Unicorn again. It was excruciatingly hard, because I was writing a faerie tale while at the same time writing a spoof of a faerie tale."
I just sat there thunderstruck. I realized that's exactly what I had been doing for over a decade with my story. I was writing heroic fantasy, while at the same time I was satirizing heroic fantasy.
While telling his story, Kvothe makes it clear that he's not the storybook hero legends make him out to be. But at the same time, the reader sees that he's a hero nonetheless. He's just a hero of a different sort.

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„Whether at Naishapur or Babylon,
Whether the Cup with sweet or bitter run,
The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop,
The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one.“

—  Omar Khayyám Persian poet, philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer 1048 - 1131

Source: The Rubaiyat (1120)

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„Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.“

—  A.A. Milne, book Winnie-the-Pooh

Source: Winnie-the-Pooh

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„The worst gift I was given is when I got out of rehab that Christmas; a bottle of wine. It was delicious.“

—  Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962

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„It is the useless things that make life worth living and that make life dangerous too: wine, love, art, beauty. Without them life is safe, but not worth bothering with.“

—  Stephen Fry, book Moab Is My Washpot

Referencing Oscar Wilde from the preface of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"; "All art is quite useless".
1990s, Moab is My Washpot (autobiography, 1997)
Source: Moab Is My Washpot
Context: … but love, like all art, as Oscar said, it's quite useless. It is the useless things that make life worth living and that make life dangerous too: wine, love, art, beauty. Without them life is safe but not worth bothering with.

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„Wine can be a better teacher than ink, and banter is often better than books“

—  Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957

Source: The Fry Chronicles

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„Because my spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.“

—  A.A. Milne, book Winnie-the-Pooh

Source: Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), Chapter Six - Pooh.

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„Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.“

—  Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626

No. 97
Apophthegms (1624)
Context: Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in four things — old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

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„Give me some more wine, because life is nothing.“

—  Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935

Source: Poems of Fernando Pessoa

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„Always acknowledge a fault frankly. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you opportunity to commit more.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

More Maxims of Mark (1927) edited by Merle Johnson

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„Saying someone is religious is heard in most of America as a compliment, a reassuring affirmation that someone will be moral, ethical, and after a few glasses of wine, a freak in the bedroom.“

—  Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956

Source: When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism

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„But I saw the pain and sadness in everything, and swirled it round my mouth like a fine wine.“

—  Emma Forrest British journalist, novelist and screenwriter 1976

Source: Your Voice in My Head

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„Beer is made by men, wine by God.“

—  Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546

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„The best wines take the longest to mature.“

—  John Fowles, book The French Lieutenant's Woman

Source: The French Lieutenant's Woman

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„yes, Wagner and the storm intermix with the wine as nights like this run up my wrists and up into my head and back down into the gut“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Source: You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense

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„Oh, you're in my blood like holy wine,
You taste so bitter and so sweet
Oh I could drink a case of you, darling
And I would still be on my feet
I would still be on my feet.“

—  Joni Mitchell Canadian musician 1943

"A Case of You" from Blue
Songs
Source: Joni Mitchell: The Complete Poems and Lyrics

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„Isn't wine prohibited here?" the boy asked. "It's not what enters men's mouths that's evil," said the alchemist. "It's what comes out of their mouths that is.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Alchemist

Variant: It's not what enters men's mouth that is evil," said the alchemist. It's what comes out of their mouths that is.
Source: The Alchemist

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„I was fairly poor
but most of my money went
for wine and
classical music.
I loved to mix the two
together.“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Source: The Last Night of the Earth Poems

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„What I do, and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.“

—  Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861

Source: Sonnets from the Portuguese and Other Poems

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„This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.“

—  Ernest Hemingway, book The Sun Also Rises

Count Mippipopolous, in Book 1, Ch. 7
Source: The Sun Also Rises (1926)

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„Sex must be mixed with tears, laughter, words, promises, scenes, jealousy, envy, all the spices of fear, foreign travel, new faces, novels, stories, dreams, fantasies, music, dancing, opium, wine.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

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„Wine is sunlight, held together by water.“

—  Galileo Galilei Italian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer 1564 - 1642

His description of wine, as quoted in Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo (1957) by Stillman Drake, p. 5
Other quotes
Variant: Light held together by moisture.

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„What wine goes with Captain Crunch?“

—  George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008

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„Wine gave a sort of gallantry to their own failure.“

—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, book The Beautiful and Damned

Source: The Beautiful and Damned

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„Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.“

—  W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939

A Drinking Song http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1399/
The Green Helmet and Other Poems (1910)

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„Only a fool tries to reconstruct a bunch of grapes from a bottle of wine.“

—  Jeanette Winterson English writer 1959

Source: Art and Lies

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„Nothing is as heady as the wine of possibility“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855

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„If there was any magic in this world that was not magic, it was wine.“

—  Lev Grossman, book The Magician's Land

Source: The Magician's Land

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