Beer & drinking quotes
Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer."
All right, brain, I don't like you and you don't like me — so let's just do this and I'll get back to killing you with beer."
Homer Simpson in The Simpsons
"It's a deal."
"There can't be good living where there is not good drinking."
"I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety."
William Shakespeare, King Henry V
"Life ain't all beer and skittles, and more's the pity."
"I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer."
Homer Simson in The Simpsons
"The government will fall that raises the price of beer."
"Everybody's old enough for a beer, ain't that right, Mule?"
"Religions change, beer and wine remain."
Harvey Allen (1889-1949)
"I think this would be a good time for a beer."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire."
David Rains Wallace
"Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer."
Frederick the Great
"It is disgusting to note the increase in the quantity of coffee used by my subjects and the amount of money that goes out of the country in consequence. Everybody is using coffee. If possible, this must be prevented. My people must drink beer."
Frederick the Great
"You can only drink 30 or 40 glasses of beer a day, no matter how rich you are."
Colonel Adolphus Busch
"We're wanted men, we'll strike again, but first let's have a beer."
"I work until beer o'clock."
"Keep your libraries, your penal institutions, your insane asylums … give me beer. You think man needs rule, he needs beer. The world does not need morals, it needs beer. The souls of men have been fed with indigestibles, but the soul could make use of beer."
"Beer is an improvement on water itself."
"Everyone needs something to believe in … and I believe I'll have another beer."
"I drink with impunity … or anyone else who invites me."
"Here's to a long life and a merry one, A quick death and an easy one, A pretty girl and a true one, A cold beer — and another one."
"Drink up and be somebody!"
The Green Jackets
"Beer glorious beer. Sing the praises of the first man to take barley and ferment the results now known as beer. Tip a cold pilsner to that unknown brewer. Give thanks to the beer god. I know not what course others may take but as for me … give me another beer!"
"I never drink beer before noon. Lucky for me, it is always after noon somewhere."
"And on the seventh day, God made beer."
"Everything I wanted to know about life I learned from beer."
"You don't like jail? Naw, they got the wrong kind of bars in there."
"If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose."
"One more drink and I'd be under the host."
"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind."
"A drink a day keeps the shrink away."
"With heigh! The sweet birds, O how they sing! Doth set my pugging tooth on edge. For a quart of ale is a dish for a king."
"Give me a woman who truly loves beer and I will conquer the world."
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. Sooooo, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!"
"Blessed is a mother who gives birth to a brewer."
Enscription at the U Fleku brewery in Prague, Czech Republic
"To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
"There is nothing worse than a closed pub."
Judy Ashworth, Californian alehouse pioneer
"There is nothing worse than an empty homebrew bottle."
Keith Kayler-Thomson, homebrew shop proprietor, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
"While beer brings gladness, don't forget that water only makes you wet."
Harry Leon Wilson
"No solider can properly fight unless he is properly fed on beef and beer."
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
"Beer that is not drunk has missed its vocation."
Meyer Breslau 1880
"For any country to be a country you have to have an air force, a football team and a beer. You can get by without the air force and the football team but you have to have the beer."
"He who has not been at a tavern knows not what a paradise it is."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"If you can boil water, you can brew beer."
"I recommend bread, meat, vegetables and beer."
"From man's sweat and God's love beer came into this world."
Saint Arnold of Metz, the patron saint of brewers
"Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour. Teach a man to brew and he'll waste a lifetime."
"Our liver is happy, our heart is joyful. May Ninkasi live together with you."
From Hymn to Ninkasi, the Sumerian beer goddess (1800BC)
"Some of my best friends are beers."
"If God had wanted us to filter our beer, he wouldn't have given us livers."
Larry Bell, Kalamazoo Brewing Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, US
"Another one of them new worlds. No beer, no women, no pool parlors, no nothin' ."
Earli Holliman in Forbidden Planet (1956)
"They who drink beer will think beer."
"I'm allergic to grass. Hey, it would be worse; I could be allergic to beer."
Golfer Greg Norman
"Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer."
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy."
"It was as natural as eating, and to me as necessary, and I would not have thought of eating a meal without drinking … beer."
"Whoever makes poor beer is transferred to the dung hill."
City bylaw, Danzig (now Gdansk), Poland (1000)
"Good beer makes its own friends."
Charles Jerome Koch, brewer and great-grandfather of the founder of Samuel Adams Brewery
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