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2,135. Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals. (Life's Like That & Drinking & Sex) Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais 1732-1799, Le Mariage de Figaro, 1785
4,233. Humanity i love you because
when you're hard up you pawn your
intelligence to buy a drink. (Humanity & Alcohol & Drink) e e cummings, Le Guerre no 2 1925
5,189. Work is the curse of the drinking classes. (Work & Drink & Curse) Oscar Wilde
7,211. When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. (Read & Drink) Henry Youngman
9,502. In the old days it was not called the Holiday Season: the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!’ (Christmas & Alcohol & Drunk & Atheist & Drink) Dave Barry
11,465. I started taking cocaine and drink ... I turned into a babbling fucking wreck. (Artists: Hirst & Alcohol & Cocaine & Drink) Damien Hirst, On the Way to Work 2001
135,693. Gimme a whisky, ginger ale on the side, and don’t be stingy, baby. (Whisky & Drink) Greta Garbo, Anna Christie 1930 starring Greta Garbo & Charles Bickford & George F Marion & Marie Dressler & James T Mack & Lee Phelps et al, director Clarence Brown
13,178. Drink! (Catholicism & Drink & Alcohol & Priest) Father Ted, The Mainland s3e21 Father Jack at AA
17,189. I drink to forget but I can't remember what. (Gangstas: Atlantic City & Drink) Boardwalk Empire: Nights in Ballygran s1e5, Nucky
18,870. I am drinking between sessions. Just on the days when I see him. (Gangstas: New Jersey & Drinking) The Sopranos: House Arrest s2e11 starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Shrink to Shrink
20,417. He refuses to join the rat race – he drinks and he wakes. (GBH Films & Rat Race & Drink & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) Barfly 1987 starring Mickey Rourke & Faye Dunaway & Alice Krige & J C Quinn & Frank Stallone & Jack Nance & Sandy Martin et al, director Barbet Schroeder, barman
20,418. No-one in this neighbourhood can swallow paste like I can. (GBH Films & Oral Sex & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid. old bird in bar
20,419. Bloke in bar: What do you drink?
Rourke: Almost everything. (GBH Films & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid.
20,420. Some people never go crazy; what truly horrible lives they must live. (GBH Films & Crazy & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid. Rourke
20,421. Your mother’s cunt stinks like carpet cleaner. (GBH Films & Insults & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid. Rourke to Eddie
20,422. What do you think I am? A bum? (GBH Films & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid. Rourke
20,423. I can’t stand people. I hate them. (GBH Films & People & Hate & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid. Wanda
20,424. Rourke: What do you do?
Wanda: I drink. (GBH Films & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid.
20,425. Don’t worry, nobody’s ever loved me yet. (GBH Films & Love & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid. Rourke
20,426. Nothing ever works right in this life. (GBH Films & Life’s Like That & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid. Wanda
20,427. We’re all in some kind of hell. (GBH Films & Life’s Like That & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid.
20,428. To the working class. To us. (GBH Films & Toast & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles & Working Class & Toast) ibid. Rourke’s toast
20,429. This is a world where everybody’s got to do something. (GBH Films & Do & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid. Rourke
20,430. Hatred – the only thing that lasts. (GBH Films & Hate & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid.
20,431. Anybody can be a non-drunk, but it takes a special talent to be a drunk. (GBH Films & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid.
20,432. Nobody suffers like the poor. (GBH Films & Suffer & Poor & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid.
20,433. You hired a Dick to find an asshole. (GBH Films & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles & Detective) ibid.
20,434. To all my friends. (GBH Films & Toast & Drink & Drunk & Alcohol & Addiction & Los Angeles) ibid. Rourke’s toast
20,569. You always drink like this so early in the morning? (GBH Films & Drink & Pool) The Hustler 1961 starring Paul Newman & Jackie Gleason & Piper Laurie & George C Scott & Myron McCormick & Murray Hamilton & Stefan Gierasch et al, director Robert Rossen, him to her
20,577. You think that’s a talent too, knowing how to drink whisky? (GBH Films & Alcohol & Drink & Whisky & Pool) ibid. Shark to Fast Eddie
20,981. Well I don’t see what’s bad in taking a little drink. (GBH Films & Drink) Rebel Without a Cause 1955 starring James Dean & Natalie Wood & Sal Mineo & Jim Backus & Ann Doran & Corey Allen & William Hopper & Rochelle Hudson & Edward Platt & Nick Adams et al, director Nicholas Ray, father to rozzer in station
21,053. Hey, why don’t you let me buy you a drink ... What’s the worst that could happen? (GBH Films & Drink) The Town 2010 starring Ben Affleck & Rebecca Hall & Pete Postlethwaite & Jon Hamm & Blake Lively & Jeremy Renner & Chris Cooper & Colm Slaine & Tirus Welliver et al, director Ben Affleck, Doug to Claire
21,181. I can drink it as long as you can pour it. (GBH Films & Drink) The Public Enemy 1931 starring James Cagney & Jean Harlow & Edward Woods & Joan Blondell & Donald Cook & Leslie Fenton & Beryl Mercer & Robert Emmett O'Connor et al, director William A Wellman, him to her
21,331. I have one drink before dinner to take the edge off – it’s different. Lest otherwise I would have been dying of boredom. (GBH Films & Drink) Traffic 2000 starring Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas & Benicio del Toro & JacobVargas & Marisol Padilla Sanchez & Tomas Milian & Amy Irving & Erika Christensen & Topher Grace & D W Moffett & James Brolin & Albert Finney et al, director Steven Soderbergh
21,353. What I need is a drink. (GBH Films & Drink & Alcohol & Film Noir) Key Largo 1948 starring Humphrey Bogart & Edward G Robinson & Lauren Bacall & Lionel Barrymore & Claire Trevor & Thomas Gomez & Harry Lewis & John Rodney & Marc Lawrence et al, director John Huston, Johnny’s gal
22,447. She was a gal who’d take a drink. (GBH Films & Film Noir & Drink) Farewell, My Lovely aka Murder, My Sweet 1944 starring Dick Powell & Claire Trevor & Anne Shirley & Otto Kruger & Miles Mander & Mike Mazurki & Douglas Walton & Ralf Harolde & Esther Howard & Ernie Adams et al, director Edward Dmytryk, Marlowe
22,946. That’s the nice young man who drinks. (Film Noir & Alcohol & Drink) The Lost Weekend 1945 starring Ray Milland & Jane Wyman & Phillip Terry & Howard Da Silva & Doris Dowling & Frank Faylen & Mary Young & Anita Sharp-Bolster & Lilian Fontaine et al, director Billy Wilder, lady in street
22,952. I’m not a drinker; I’m a drunk. (Film Noir & Alcohol & Drink & Drunk) ibid. Don to Helen
23,146. You can’t even stand drinking out of the same glass, can you? (South & Drink) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 starring Paul Newman & Elizabeth Taylor & Burl Ives & Judith Anderson & Jack Carson & Madeleine Sherwood & Larry Gates & Vaughn Taylor, director Richard Brooks, Maggie to Brick
23,155. Let’s face facts, baby. You’re a drinker and that take’s money. (South & Drink) ibid. Maggie to Brick
23,167. Big Daddy: Son, why don’t you kill yourself?
Brick: ’Cause I like to drink. (South & Suicide & Drink) ibid.
23,174. I don’t trust a man who don’t drink. (South & Drink) ibid. Big Moma
23,211. Don’t drink alone, Scarlett. (South & Drink) Gone with the Wind 1939 starring Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh & Leslie Howard & Olivia de Haviland & Thomas Mitchell & Barbara Mitchell & Evelyn Keyes & Ann Rutherford & George Reeves & Fred Crane & Hattie McDaniel & Alicia Rhett et al, director Victor Fleming, Rhett
23,222. Not a crowd at all, just a few stiffs who want to drink themselves to sleep without the music waking them up. (South & Drink) Honeydripper 2007 starring Danny Glover & Yaya DaCosta & Charles S Dutton & Daryl Edwards & Vondie Curtis-Hall & Lisa Gay Hamilton & Stacy Keach & Mable John et al, director John Sayles, bar owner