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And a magnum of champagne. And make it snappy. The Lady Vanishes 1938 starring Margaret Lockwood & Michael Redgrave & Paul Lukas & Dame May Whitty & Cecil Parker & Basil Radford & Googie Withers & Mary Clare & Naunton Wayne et al, director Alfred Hitchcock, birds going up stairs
A drink that tasted, she thought, like weak vinegar mixed with a packet of pins. H G Wells, Joan and Peter: The Story of an Education
I always drink champagne. Best drop of lager money can buy. Harry Enfield as Loadsamoney the Plasterer, Saturday Night Live
There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne. Bette Davis
Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye. Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker
In victory you deserve champagne; in defeat you need it. Napoleon Bonaparte
Remember, gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s champagne. Winston Churchill
Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right. Mark Twain
Why do I drink champagne for breakfast? Doesn’t everyone? Noel Coward
Come quickly! I am tasting the stars! Dom Perignon
Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully. Graham Greene
I’ll stick with gin. Champagne is just ginger ale that knows somebody. Mash: Ceasefire, Hawkeye, BBC 1973
A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands. Lord Byron
What’s problematic about playing stadiums and driving around in private jets and drinking champagne at 8 o’clock in the morning? What’s wrong with that? I haven’t got a problem with that. I can’t fathom why people would. Noel Gallagher
I’ll drink your champagne. I’ll drink every drop of it, I don’t care if it kills me. F Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls
I drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty. Madame Lilly Bollinger
Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life. Charles Dickens
I don’t think I’ve ever drunk Champagne before breakfast before. With breakfast on several occasions, but never before before. Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1961 starring Audrey Hepburn & George Peppard & Patricia Neal & Buddy Ebsen & Martin Balsam & Mickey Rooney & Alan Reed & Jose Luis & Stanley Adams & John McGiver et al, director Blake Edwards, Paul
My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink enough champagne. John Maynard Keynes
Pour the Champagne and let its mousse rise like thousands of sparkling smiling eyes. Jared M Brown, Champagne Cocktails
There is nothing more beautiful than a sunset, viewed over a glass of chilled champagne. ibid.
There’s no such thing as a waste of Champagne. Champagne is the ultimate luxury. It’s made for excess. ibid.
Why is it that at a bachelor’s establishment the servants invariably drink the Champagne? Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, Algernon
The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days. Clement Attlee
I haven’t had champagne in a long while. Anton Chekhov