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Bennett
04-11-2005, 07:19
I've seen some good quotes on some people's signatures... I'm wondering what other whiskey quotes, lyrics or slogans make you smile.

Best,

Amy

clayton
04-11-2005, 08:57
"Never eat on an empty stomach." - W.C. Fields

Hedmans Brorsa
04-11-2005, 08:58
"If the ocean was whisky and I was a duck,
I'd dive to the bottom to get one sweet suck.
But the ocean ain't whisky and l ain't a duck,
so we'll round up the cattle and then we'll get drunk."

(With a lot of hiccups in between.) From "Rye whiskey" by Tex Ritter.

Really,to appreciate it fully it has to be heard. It´s as much a performance as it is a song.

texascarl
04-17-2005, 18:50
No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.
H. L. Mencken

I was brought up to believe that Scotch whisky would need a tax preference to survive in competition with Kentucky bourbon.
Hugo L. Black

&

'A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her.'
W.C. Fields

"What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?"
W.C. Fields

camduncan
04-17-2005, 18:56
It's not a quote, but anyone who has seen the Cougar Bourbon television add that was aired in Australia about 12 months ago will definately understand the quote "5 Cougars thanks!" http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

hookfinger
04-18-2005, 12:15
"If the ocean was whisky and I was a duck,
I'd dive to the bottom to get one sweet suck.
But the ocean ain't whisky and l ain't a duck,
so we'll round up the cattle and then we'll get drunk."

(With a lot of hiccups in between.) From "Rye whiskey" by Tex Ritter.

Really,to appreciate it fully it has to be heard. It´s as much a performance as it is a song.



Also performed by Johnny Winter and Nick Cave (with small variations in the lyrics.)

Edward_call_me_Ed
04-19-2005, 06:22
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, you never change your socks
And little streams of alcohol come a-trickling down the rocks
The brakemen have to tip their hats and the railroad bulls are blind
There's a lake of stew and of whiskey too http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/woohoo.gif
And you can paddle all around 'em in a big canoe
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

Ed

chasking
04-19-2005, 07:29
“…there’s nothing more romantic than to sit on the back porch in the moonlight with a bottle of whisky, while the riddles of the universe unravel before your eyes.”
---from The View from Chickweed’s Window, by Jack Vance.


He raised his highball. Marvellous stuff, whiskey. The elixir of dreams. Incorrect. Not dreams. Whiskey sharpened the senses, slowed time. […] Sense and sensation...He closed his eyes, sipped his highball. The flavor of oak and mellow grain. The wetness of water, flowing over his tongue.

---from The Flesh Mask, also by Jack Vance.

Gillman
04-19-2005, 09:04
My quote is not textual or fully attributed but it goes like this: in Gerald Carson's Social History of Bourbon Carson cites a commentator who noted that a group he was familiar with took pride in not showing their liquor no matter how much they drank but that oddly it never occurred to them that abstaining was the surest way to demonstrate a sober condition. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Gary

Bennett
04-19-2005, 11:19
“Champagne's funny stuff. I'm used to whiskey. Whiskey is a slap on the back, and champagne's a heavy mist before my eyes.”
Jimmy Stewart, The Philadelphia Story

Oi_Lung
04-19-2005, 11:22
Justice Hugo Black: "I was brought up to believe that Scotch whisky would need a tax preference to survive in competition with Kentucky bourbon."

ratcheer
04-19-2005, 18:08
My favorite is from Winston Churchill. I have described it in more detail in a posting somewhere in these forums a few years ago. But, briefly:

He was travelling by train with Harry Truman. The president suggested having a whiskey and Sir Winston was delighted. Upon his first taste, he exclaimed, "This isn't whiskey, its bourbon!"

Tim

camduncan
04-20-2005, 02:51
If anyone was wondering what I meant by "5 cougars thanks" - it was an add campaign that was run on Australian television last year. It showed a group of 5 people at a table in a bar who get one of the guys to order some drinks. He stands in line going over the order to himself and notices everyone in front is ordering 5 cougars and looking puzzled as they leave the bar with their drinks. He gets to the front of the line, sees the barmaids singlet top and orders 5 cougars thanks.....
(ok, so it was funier seeing it acted out than it reads above...)

gr8erdane
04-20-2005, 14:39
Thanks for the explanation Cam, but I'd think the commercial would be funnier if the person buying for five only brought TWO COUGARS back each time....but then that's American Redneck humor. Thank goodness you're supposed to be 21 to get into this site or I'd be plumb embarrassed for saying that.

Hedmans Brorsa
04-21-2005, 01:24
it was an add campaign that was run on Australian television last year.



Cam, would you happen to know if this ad is available for download somewhere? The only site I found charged you for downloading it (No thanks!).

As Chairman (and the only member) of the Cougar Appreciation Society of Scandinivia I, of course, have a natural interest in watching it. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

camduncan
04-21-2005, 15:48
Cam, would you happen to know if this ad is available for download somewhere? The only site I found charged you for downloading it (No thanks!).




I've tried to find this add online a few times now with no luck. I even tried asking frineds & family if they could remember having a video tape of a program that had the add in it, but again no luck http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Edward_call_me_Ed
04-27-2005, 23:18
“A man should always carry a small bottle of whisky in case of a snake bite. A man should also carry a snake.” W.C. Fields

cas
04-28-2005, 06:48
"Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting".

I've heard this attributed to Mark Twain, but read somewhere recently that it can't actually be documented that he is the originator.
Craig

Edward_call_me_Ed
07-17-2005, 07:38
Dylan Thomas, last words:
"I've had 18 full whiskeys; I think that's a record."

Not something I hope to emulate...
Ed

boone
07-18-2005, 10:56
"The difficulty lies not in the use of a bad thing, but in the abuse of a very good thing."

From the temperance address by Abraham Lincoln...

Holds true with alot of stuff...

Bettye Jo

cowdery
07-18-2005, 14:55
"Bourbon does for me what the piece of cake did for Proust."

Walker Percy, 1975

hwalker
05-27-2006, 21:04
Ditto Chuck,

But there is this related "non-bourbon" quote too...

"Anybody who monkeys around with gin and egg white deserves what he gets."

Gillman
05-28-2006, 04:33
An older drinks writer, Englishman Frederic Martin, when told there is credible evidence whisky can improve in the bottle and be "laid down" like fine port said, "Pity I can't wait".

Gary