There are more old drunkards than old physicians.
—Francois Rabelais (1494–1553) French Humanist, Satirist
When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn’t know how to play them when I was drunk.
—Richard Burton (1925–84) Welsh Actor
There is scarcely a crime before me that is not, directly or indirectly, caused by strong drink.
—Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849) English Writer, Poet
A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
—Jim Bishop (1907–87) American Journalist, Author