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12. Could man be drunk for ever
With liquor, love, or fights,
Lief should I rouse at morning
And lief lie down at nights.
But men at whiles are sober
And think by fits and starts,
And if they think, they fasten
Their hands upon their hearts. (Alcohol & Drunk & Think) A E Housman
96,384. ‘I was drunk, paralyzed drunk. I fell flat on my face getting in the ring. The referee had to come over and drag me over to the corner, put me on the stool.’ (Boxing & Drunk) Lew Jenkins, cited Pete Heller
42,897. I’ve been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library. (Alcohol & Drunk & Library) F Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940, The Great Gatsby 1925
8,954. When kids hit one year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit. (Children & Drunk) Johnny Depp
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
10,319. The World of Gilbert & George, directors Gilbert & George 1981: Living Sculptures ... ‘We like very much to be drunk’. (Art & Artist: Gilbert & George & Drunk) Great Artists in Their Own Words III: But is it Art? Gilbert & George
101,851. What the hell is the point of being drunk if you canna be a wee bit disorderly? Rab C Nesbitt: Cell s3e6, Rab to cellmate, BBC 1993
12,462. Was Jesus blootered when he threw the money lenders out the temple? (Jesus & Drunk) Rab C Nesbitt: Fight, Rab at pub table, BBC 2011
42,903. Which one of you lucky people am I going to embarrass the hell out of? I know your funny little ways, boy. I was sober once. (Alcohol & Drunk) Rab C Nesbitt: Trips, Rab with Jamesie on bus, BBC 1999
42,904. We’re pissed. You’d have worked that out with your fully functioning scum detector. (Alcohol & Drunk) ibid.
42,905. Come on, do not fear our simply native ways – we’re post-modern but we’re very very happy. We sing. We dance. And we hunt for chips. We grow tumours and we die. (Alcohol & Drunk) ibid.
42,906. Don’t get upset – you’ll lose the benefit of the drink. (Alcohol & Drunk) ibid. Jamesie to Rab
13,134. We think it’s a combination of Babysham and Harpic. (Catholicism & Alcohol & Drunk & Priest) Father Ted: Entertaining Father Stone s1e2, Doctor wheeling alcoholic Father into hospital
15,619. It’s just a compulsion when I’m drunk. (Murder Cases: Nilsen & Drunk) Dennis Nilsen
18,643. I got fucking drunk. And I shot him ... And it really fucked up me. (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Drunk) The Donovans, Same Exactly s1e12 starring Liev Schreiber & Paul Malcomson & Jon Voight & Eddie Marson & Dash Mihok & Steven Bauer et al, Sully
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
20,570. I lie. When I’m drunk I lie. (GBH Films & Lies & Drunk & 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, her to him
22,952. I’m not a drinker; I’m a drunk. (Film Noir & Alcohol & Drink & Drunk) 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, Don to Helen
23,149. Uncle Brick got drunk and broke his leg. (South & Drunk) 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, little girl
23,162. Son, you know you’ve a got a real liquor problem? (South & Alcohol & Drunk) ibid. Big Daddy to Brick
23,163. Yes, sir. I am an alcoholic. So if you’ll just excuse me. (South & Alcohol & Drunk) ibid. Brick to Big Daddy
23,171. When I’m drunk I can stand myself. (South & Drunk & Alcohol) ibid.
23,217. This country used to be wild but now it’s just drunk. (South & Drunk) The Fugitive Kind 1960 starring Marlon Brando & Anna Magnani & Joanne Woodward & Maureen Stapleton & Victor Jory & R G Armstrong & John Baragrey et al, director Sidney Lumet
25,484. You are intoxicated. (Star Trek & Drunk) Star Trek: Voyager: Timeless s5e6, Doctor to Seven of Nine
28,695. No one agent so much obstructs this army as the degrading vice of drunkenness. Total abstinence would be worth 50,000 men to the armies of the United States. (United States & Civil War & Drunk & Alcohol) General George McClellan
29,889. We’d be letting ourselves down if we didn’t talk about English drunkenness ... key to the national character. (England & Drunk & Alcohol) Martin Amis’s England, BBC 2014
29,890. It’s drowning their sorrows; it’s not celebratory. (England & Drunk & Alcohol) ibid.
29,891. It’s a source of quiet pride. (England & Drunk & Alcohol) ibid.
30,900. The Roundheads were confronted by a pleasure-loving people, and they were never happier than when they were getting drunk. (England & Civil War & Drunk & Alcohol) Roundhead or Cavalier: Which One Are You? BBC 2012
40,688. Rozzer: What is your nationality?
Rick: I am a drunkard. (Love & Drunk & Romance & Nation) Casablanca 1942 ***** starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman & Paul Henreid & Claude Rains & Conrad Veidt & Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre & Curt Bois et al, director Michael Curtiz, rozzer
40,887. Nancy Astor: Sir, you’re drunk.
Winston Churchill: Madam, you’re ugly, but in the morning I shall be sober. (Insults & Churchill & Drunk & Alcohol) misattributed