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    Favorite Whiskey Quotes

    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

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    Re: Favorite Whiskey Quotes

    "Never eat on an empty stomach." - W.C. Fields

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    Re: Favorite Whiskey Quotes

    "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.

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    Re: Favorite Whiskey Quotes

    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

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    '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

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    Re: Favorite Whiskey Quotes

    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!"

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    Re: Favorite Whiskey Quotes

    "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.)

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    Re: Favorite Whiskey Quotes

    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
    And you can paddle all around 'em in a big canoe
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

    Ed

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    Re: Favorite Whiskey Quotes

    “…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.

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    Re: Favorite Whiskey Quotes

    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.

    Gary

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    Re: Favorite Whiskey Quotes

    “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

 

 

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