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First you take drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. F Scott Fitzgerald
Back then, all of us drank too much. The more in tune with the times we were the more we drank. The Great Gatsby 2013 starring Leonardo di Caprio & Tobey McGuire & Carey Mulligan & Joel Edgerton & Isla Fisher & Jason Clarke & Elizabeth Debicki & Jack Thompson & Amitabh Bachchan et al, director Baz Luhrmann, opening scene – bloke to Shrink
It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals. Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, 1732-1799, Le Mariage de Figaro, 1785
Humanity i love you because
when you’re hard up you pawn your
intelligence to buy a drink. e e cummings, Le Guerre no 2 1925
Work is the curse of the drinking classes. Oscar Wilde
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. Henry Youngman
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!’ Dave Barry
I started taking cocaine and drink ... I turned into a babbling fucking wreck. Damien Hirst, On the Way to Work 2001
Gimme a whisky, ginger ale on the side, and don’t be stingy, baby. 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
We think it’s a combination of Babysham and Harpic. Father Ted s1e2: Entertaining Father Stone, Channel 4 1995
Drink! Father Ted s3e21: The Mainland, Father Jack at AA, Channel 4 1998
I drink to forget but I can’t remember what. Boardwalk Empire s1e5: Nights in Ballygran, Nucky, HBO 2010
I am drinking between sessions. Just on the days when I see him. The Sopranos s2e11: House Arrest starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Shrink to Shrink, HBO 2000
He refuses to join the rat race – he drinks and he wakes. Barfly 1987 starring Mickey Rourke & Faye Dunaway & Alice Krige & J C Quinn & Frank Stallone & Jack Nance & Sandy Martin et al, director Barbet Schroeder, barman
Bloke in bar: What do you drink?
Henry: Almost everything. ibid.
Henry: What do you do?
Wanda: I drink. ibid.
You always drink like this so early in the morning? 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
You think that’s a talent too, knowing how to drink whisky? ibid. Shark to Fast Eddie
Well I don’t see what’s bad in taking a little 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
Hey, why don’t you let me buy you a drink ... What’s the worst that could happen? 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
I can drink it as long as you can pour it. 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
I have one drink before dinner to take the edge off – it’s different. Lest otherwise I would have been dying of boredom. 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
What I need is a drink. 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
She was a gal who’d take a 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
That’s the nice young man who drinks. 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
I’m not a drinker; I’m a drunk. (Film Noir & Alcohol & Drink & Drunk) ibid. Don to Helen
You can’t even stand drinking out of the same glass, can you? 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
Let’s face facts, baby. You’re a drinker and that takes money. ibid. Maggie to Brick
Big Daddy: Son, why don’t you kill yourself?
Brick: ’Cause I like to drink. ibid.
I don’t trust a man who don’t drink. ibid. Big Moma
Don’t drink alone, Scarlett. 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
Not a crowd at all, just a few stiffs who want to drink themselves to sleep without the music waking them up. 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
When I drink I feel I could do anything. Be anything. Even you. Gore Vidal’s Billy the Kid 1989 starring Val Kilmer & Duncan Regehr & Wilford Brimley & Julie Carmen & Lew Wallace & Julie Carmen & Albert Salmi & Ned Gaughn & Ric San Nicholas et al, director William A Graham, bloke at bar to Kid