Drink and dance and laugh and lie, Love, the reeling midnight through, For tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.) Dorothy Parker, writer and poet born this day in 1893.
Write drunk; edit sober. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), poet, playwright and novelist (“Don Quixote”)
I drink to make other people interesting. George Jean Nathan (1882-1958), drama critic and editor
Civilization begins with distillation. William Faulkner (from today’s NYT Travel story about Oxford, Miss., his adopted hometown)