Whiskey Wit

If you can’t drink a lobbyist’s whiskey, take his money, sleep with his women and still vote against him in the morning, you don’t belong in politics. Molly Ivins (1944-2007), newspaper columnist

I said, ‘What is different about what I’m doing now from what I’ve been doing for years as a distiller?’ But the PR people said we were losing out because everyone else had one, so I finally gave in. Four…

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The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By dint of careful application, I learned to like it. Sir Winston Churchill, speaking of his early life in India and South Africa

We have 17 kinds of bourbon behind the bar. We’ll even give you the first one on the house. Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) to Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), “Justified”

Always carry a flagon of whisky in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake. W.C. Fields, born Jan. 29, 1880

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me. Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist and Louisville, Ky., native

A toast to my big brother George – the richest man in town! Harry Bailey, “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to. P.J. O’Rourke, journalist, writer and humorist

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water. W.C. Fields

I drink to make other people interesting. George Jean Nathan (1882-1958), drama critic and editor