Whiskey Wit

Oh, whiskey, if you were a woman I’d fight you and I’d win, Lord knows I would… Oh, whiskey, if you were a woman I’d drive you from his tangled mind for good. “Whiskey, If You Were a Woman,” Highway…

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Civilization begins with distillation. William Faulkner (from today’s NYT Travel story about Oxford, Miss., his adopted hometown)

I’ll admit I may have seen better days, but I’m still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut. Margo Channing (Bette Davis), “All About Eve” (1950). The great Bette Davis died on Oct….

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Work is the curse of the drinking classes. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), playwright, novelist, poet and editor

You know, William, that’s what one Hubert Humphrey said back in 1968 at the start of the Democratic National Convention. But then hippies put acid in everyone’s bourbon, and when an updraft revealed Lady Bird Johnson’s tramp stamp, and tattoos…

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Last night I broke the seal on a Jim Beam decanter That looks like Elvis… “The King Is Gone (And So Are You)” – George Jones

Never cry over spilt milk. It could’ve been whiskey. Bret Maverick (James Garner), “Maverick” (1957)