Toasts & Quotes: Oscar Wilde on Work

Oscar Wilde - quote on drinking“Work is the curse of the drinking class.”

~ Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) – An Irish writer and poet who loved little more than poking at the prevailing paradigm!  An untimely death in his 40’s robbed the world of a more extensive library of his work.

Toasts & Quotes – Wine Vs. Politics

“A bottle of wine with dinner will do more to improve our quality of life than all the political platitudes in the world…”

Bill Citara, in the S.F. Examiner 8/25/99.  Somehow, this quote reminded me of something Will Rogers would say, so I added it to this compendium of my favorite toasts and quotes!

Toasts & Quotes: Inspirational

“I was fourteen years old the night my daddy died. He had a vision he was able to convey even lying in an ambulance, dying – as a black girl, I could do and be anything, that race and gender are shadows, and that character, determination, attitude are the substances of life.”

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 – ) Founder, Children’s Defense Fund

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Inspirational Wine Quotes

“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny makes itself known in silence.”

Agnes De Mille, American dancer and choreographer (1905-1993).  I love this quote, but it reminds me of an old Calvin and Hobbes cartoon, wherein young Calvin decides his life would be better with a soundtrack…

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