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Jun 30, 2014 11:06 AM

Memorable Quotes about booze

In the spirt of jrvedivici's "Leave the gun, take the cannoli..." post about memorable food quotes,

Here is a great one from Bogie from The Big Sleep to start with:

General Sternwood: How do you like your brandy, sir?
Philip Marlowe: In a glass.

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  1. "To alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." ~Homer Simpson

    1. Winston Churchill - "Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."

      1. Any James Bond (particularly Connery) drink order...

        1. “I like to have a martini,
          Two at the very most.
          After three I'm under the table,
          after four I'm under my host.”
          ― Dorothy Parker

          One Martini, Two Martini, Three Martini ....Floor !

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          1. re: gourmanda

            How's about: Three many martoonis? :)

            1. re: gourmanda

              One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough.

              James Thurber

              1. re: ebchower

                or "Martinis have a very fine line between 3 and 8"

                - me

                OK that's not famous, but I thought it was memorable.

              2. re: gourmanda

                From Commanders Palace New Orleans lunch menu:
                Our 25¢ Martinis
                The Best Kept Secret in Town!!
                “Limit three (3) per person ‘cause that’s enough”
                ~ Available with the purchase of any Entrée ~
                Classic • Commander’s • Cosmopolitan • Ray’s Melon

                1. re: gourmanda

                  I've always heard that as one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. :)

                  1. re: gourmanda

                    Or Wayne & Shuster, two Romans:
                    Customer: “I’ll have a martina.”
                    Bartender: “You mean a martini?”
                    Customer: “If I want two, I’ll ask for two.”

                    1. re: VitalForce

                      If the plural is "martini", then the singular should be "martino". (The plural of "martina" would be "martine")

                  2. Great thread idea!

                    Margo Channing: I'll admit I may have seen better days, but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut. (All About Eve)

                    Kasper Gutman: I distrust a man who says "when." If he's got to be careful not to drink too much, it's because he's not to be trusted when he does. (The Maltese Falcon)

                    Major Strasser: What is your nationality?
                    Rick: I'm a drunkard.
                    Captain Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world. (Casablanca)

                    Kendig: Yours was gin and ginger ale, right?
                    Isobel von Schonenberg: Mine was NEVER gin and ginger ale. Montrachet '69, right next to the beer. (Hopscotch)

                    Capt. Jack Aubrey: To wives and sweethearts.
                    Officers: To wives and sweethearts.
                    Capt. Jack Aubrey: May they never meet. (Master and Commander)

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                    1. re: mcsheridan

                      Also used in Katterbach, W. Germany at every officers call in 1979. 37th Armor.