Drinks, or beverages, are liquids specifically prepared for human consumption. Drinking is the act of ingesting liquids into the body through the mouth. Liquids, especially water, are required for many of life’s processes.
- Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more.
- Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.
- Old friends are the best! Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
- The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.
- Bliss is the ocean, a towel on the sand, the sun out, the chance to swim in waves or walk dragging a stick behind you, a good book, a cold drink.
- Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.
- I hear Socrates saying that the best seasoning for food is hunger; for drink, thirst.
- Cicero, De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, II. 28
- Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
- Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
- I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
- First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
- It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.
- I have kept hidden in the instep arch
Of an old cedar at the waterside
A broken drinking goblet like the Grail
Under a spell so the wrong ones can't find it,
So can't get saved, as Saint Mark says they mustn't.
(I stole the goblet from the children's playhouse.)
Here are your waters and your watering place.
Drink and be whole again beyond confusion.
- I went out with a guy who once told me I didn’t need to drink to make myself more fun to be around. I told him, I’m drinking so that you’re more fun to be around.
- He has this crazy Martian idea that he can trust utterly anyone with whom he has shared a drink of water. With a "water brother" he is completely docile and with anybody else he is stubborn as a mule.
- "Grok" means "to drink."
- I drink to make other people more interesting.
- Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
- An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
- Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
- And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.
- The fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the Holy Grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, "How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?" And the fool replied, "I don't know. I only knew that you were thirsty."
- I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.
- Anne Lamot, in “Traveling Mercies : Some thoughts on Faith”, p. 131, as quoted in What Next?: Connecting Your Ministry to Generation X (1999)
- I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
I went on diet, swore of eating and heavy drinking and
in fourteen days I lost two weeks.
I drink to forget I drink.
Whenever someone asks me If I want water with my
scotch, I say, “I am thirsty, and not dirty”.
- Yesterday This day’s madness did prepare;Tomorrow’s Silence, Triumph or Despair:
Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why:
drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
- Mithridates, by frequently drinking poison, rendered it impossible for any poison to hurt him.
- Martial, Epigrams (c. 80-104 AD), Book V, Epistle 76.
- Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.
- They eat, they drink, and in communion sweet
Quaff immortality and joy.
- This is for all the lonely people
Thinking that life has passed them by
Don't give up until you drink from the silver cup
And ride that highway in the sky.
- Why do alcoholics begin down the same hazardous road day after day? They are in search of that elusive window of well-being that opens when you drink your way out of a hangover and aren't yet drunk all over again. The alcoholic's day consists of trying to keep that window open.
- I began to think vodka was my drink at last. It didn’t taste like anything, but it went straight down into my stomach like a sword swallowers’ sword and made me feel powerful and godlike.
- Though we eat little flesh and drink no wine,
Yet let's be merry; we'll have tea and toast;
Custards for supper, and an endless host
Of syllabubs and jellies and mince-pies,
And other such ladylike luxuries.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Letter to Maria Gisborne" (1820)
- Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
- The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
- Mark Twain in “Following the Equator : Pudd’s ahead Wilson’s New Calendar”, as quoted in Medicine in Quotations: Views of Health and Disease Through the Ages (2006), p. 146
- Seven Point Creed
Be true to yourself,
make each day your masterpiece,
make friendship a fine art,
drink deeply from good books — especially the Bible,
build a shelter against a rainy day,
give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.