Thursday, June 22, 2006

Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them. ~Confucius, Analects

You see, when weaving a blanket, an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the weaving of that blanket to let the soul out. ~Martha Graham

I tried sniffing Coke once, but the ice cubes got stuck in my nose. ~Author Unknown

Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs. ~Lily Tomlin


It is difficult to live without opium after having known it because it is difficult, after knowing opium, to take earth seriously. And unless one is a saint, it is difficult to live without taking earth seriously. ~Jean Cocteau ( this one i vouch for )

He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie. ~Anais Nin

  • The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity. ~Author Unknown
  • When the wine goes in, strange things come out. ~Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, The Piccolomini, 1799
  • If drinking is interfering with your work, you're probably a heavy drinker. If work is interfering with your drinking, you're probably an alcoholic. ~Author Unknown
  • O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts! ~William Shakespeare, Othello
  • First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. ~Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
  • If four or five guys tell you that you're drunk, even though you know you haven't had a thing to drink, the least you can do is to lie down a little while. ~Joseph Schenck
  • A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside, "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills." ~Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • What's drinking?
    A mere pause from thinking!
    ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, The Deformed Transformed
  • The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
  • I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on. ~Oscar Levant
  • Drunkenness is temporary suicide. ~Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
  • Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness. ~Seneca
  • My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle. ~Henny Youngman

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. ~Ernest Hemingway

ISA 5:11  Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their 
drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine.

12 They have harps and lyres at their banquets, tambourines and flutes and
wine, but they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the
work of his hands.

22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing

19:14 The LORD has poured into them a spirit of dizziness; they make Egypt
stagger in all that she does, as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.

24:9 No longer do they drink wine with a song; the beer is bitter to its

11 In the streets they cry out for wine; all joy turns to gloom, all
gaiety is banished from the earth.

28:1 Woe to that wreath, the pride of Ephraim's drunkards, to the fading
flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley--to that
city, the pride of those laid low by wine!

3 That wreath, the pride of Ephraim's drunkards, will be trampled

7 And these also stagger from wine and reel from beer: Priests and
prophets stagger from beer and are befuddled with wine; they reel from
beer, they stagger when seeing visions, they stumble when rendering

56:12 "Come," each one cries, "let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of
beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better."

JER 25:27 "Then tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of
Israel, says: Drink, get drunk and vomit, and fall to rise no more because
of the sword I will send among you.'

Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!
In the end it bites like a snake, and poisons like a viper.
Your eyes will see strange sightes and your mind imagine confusing things.
Proverbs 23: 31/33

I've got to drink: my mind keeps on working hard and fast to the point of suffering. I have to slow it down to rest it at times.

me proverbs for you.
PRO 20:1  Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by
them is not wise.
For drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who
has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?

34  You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the

35 "They hit me," you will say, "but I'm not hurt! They beat me, but I
don't feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?"

No animal ever invented anything as bad as drunkenness - 
or so good as drink.
--G. K. Chesterton

Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed.
Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the
brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer,
they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered.
Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and
let their dreams come true than to be selfish and worry about my liver.'
--Jack Handey

Starkle, starkle little twink, who da hell you are i think.
I'm not as drunk as some thinkle peep I am.
Besides I've only had tee martoonies and all day sober to Sunday up in.
I fool so feelish, i don't know whos me yet,
but the drunker I sit here, the longer I get.

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be
alcohol or morphine or idealism.
--Carl Gustav Jung

Treat your mind like a bad neighborhood - don't go
there alone.

“The rivers of Grace cannot blow uphill, up the steep cliff of the proud

man’s heart.” - St. Bernard

“When journeying down the long dark road, we must continue on and

never give up faith we’ll one day reach our destination – no matter how

ugly that road appears before the naked eye.”

For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over
time, becomes an addiction... A lot of people
suffer from this disease because negative thinking
is addictive to each of the Big Three -- the mind,
the body, and the emotions. If one doesn't get

you, the others are waiting in the wings.

- Peter McWilliams

Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living.
More Jean Kerr

I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good behavior.
More Frida Kahlo

One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
Nancy Astor

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.
Mark Twain

There was an old Fellow of Trinity, A Doctor well versed in Divinity; But he took to free-thinking, And then to deep drinking, And so had to leave the vicinity.
A. C. Hilton

They [the Persians] are accustomed to deliberate on matters of the highest moment when warm with wine; but whatever they in this situation may determine is again proposed to them on the morrow, in their cooler moments, by the person in whose house they had before assembled. If at this time also it meet their approbation, it is executed; otherwise it is rejected. Whatever also they discuss when sober, is always a second time examined after they have been drinking.

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world.
Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.