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
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
He who is drunk from wine can sober up, he who is drunk from wealth cannot.
Yesterday’s drunkenness will not quench today’s thirst.
There is scarcely a crime before me that is not, directly or indirectly, caused by strong drink.
—Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849) English Writer, Poet