“Stay with the beer. Beer is continuous blood. A continuous lover.”
-- Charles Bukowski
“My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.”
-- William Faulkner
“Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne."
-- Dorothy Parker
"Fill with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
Through the chamber of my brain.
Quaintest thoughts -- queerest fantasies
Come to life and fade away;
What care I how time advances?
I am drinking ale today."
-- Edgar Allan Poe
"And do you really know what Vodka is like? Jesus! It's just straight alcohol, and they drink it by the tumbler full. Really, some scientists should investigate how it is possible for man to drink such stuff in such huge quantities."
-- Kurt Vonnegut, describing WWII Russians to his sister and uncle
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Kristin Hunt is a staff writer for Thrillist, and would like to thank her copies of The Portable Dorothy Parker and Letters: Kurt Vonnegut for assisting in this piece. Follow her to boozy bon-mots at @kristin_hunt.