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Toasts & Quotes: Is that the wine talking?


A woman on a cruise is sitting on her balcony with her husband and she says, “I love you.”
He asks, “Is that you or the wine talking?”
She replies, “It’s me… talking to the wine.”

From the Thirsty Girl page:

Toasts & Quotes: Bob Marley Quote: Wedding Toast?

Bob Marley quote - wedding toast“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you.

You just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”

Bob Marley (1945 – 1981), Jamaican Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Rastafarian/World changer.

Toasts & Quotes: Italian Drinking Quote

hotel russie barman massimo d'addezioIn Italy, drinking is all about the life around you.

The bar is about friends.

The drinks are never the lead character, but rather good companions to the flavors on the tongue and on the mind.”

~ Massimo D’Addezio, Bar Manager at Hotel de Russie, Rome

Toast / Quote from Fat, Forty and Fired

The reality of the society we’re in is that there are thousands and thousands of people who are living lives of quiet desperation, where they work long hard hours in jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.

Nigel Marsh, author of “Fat, Forty and Fired

Toasts & Quotes: James Baldwin on the Ugly Side

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an immediate knowledge of its ugly side.

~ James Baldwin, American writer and civil rights activist

(This quote strikes me as particularly appropriate for consideration by anyone with starry-eyed dreams about the wine business.   Research first!  D.C.)

Toasts & Quotes: Ernest Hemmingway on Drinking

Hemmingway quote on drinkingAlways do sober what you said you’d do drunk.

That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

~ Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961), American writer, short story author, adventurer, and drinker.  This quote reminds me of his advice to “write drunk, edit sober”.

Toasts & Quotes: Frank Sinatra on Love Your Enemy

Frank-Sinatra quote on drinkingAlcohol may be man’s worst enemy.

But the Bible says love your enemy.

~ Frank Sinatra (1915 – 1998), American crooner, drinker, actor and Vegas icon.  Along with Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Sammy Davis Junior, “Ol’ Blue Eyes” made up the Brat Pack.

Toasts & Quotes: Dylan Thomas on Alcoholics

Dylan_Thomas Quote about DrinkingAn alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.

~ Dylan Thomas (1914 – 1953), Welsh poet and author.  Americans came to know him almost as much for his beguiling readings as for his writings, as he often performed on U.S. radio and film.  Among his many credits is his poem to his dying father “Do not go gentle into that good night”, written in 1951 just two years before his own untimely death.

Toasts & Quotes: W.C. Fields on Women and Drinking

W.C. Fields - quote about drinkingA woman drove me to drink and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her.

~ W.C. Fields (1880 – 1946), U.S. Comedian, actor and professional curmudgeon.   This image (left) by Al Hirschfeld features Field’s prominent proboscis as well as his ever-present glass of something.  Click the image to learn more about this artist, whose portraits have developed their own avid following.

Toasts & Quotes: Winston Churchill on Alcohol

Winston Churchill quote on drinking alcoholI have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

~ Winston Churchill, 1874-1965 – Military man, author, statesman, orator, painter and… avid drinker.

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