Health and Alcohol

"Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness."

Seneca the Younger
Seneca the Younger "Epistulae ad Lucilium"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off."

Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler "The Long Goodbye"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There's no sauce in the world like hunger."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"What's the difference between a boyfriend and a husband? About 30 pounds."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Unrecognized alcoholism is the ruling pathology among writers and intellectuals."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Today's literature: prescriptions written by patients."

Karl Kraus
Karl Kraus "Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths"

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour."

Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope "The Belton Estate"

Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"While the doctors consult, the patient dies."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you are poor, avoid wine as a costly luxury; if you are rich, shun it as a fatal indulgence. Stick to plain water."

Herman Melville
Herman Melville "Israel Potter"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most suicides are committed with a knife and fork."

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Small children give you headache; big children heartache."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An alcoholic has been lightly defined as a man who drinks more than his own doctor."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead."

James Thurber
James Thurber "Fables for our Time"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a disease; and the only difference between one man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives. You are always at the crisis: I am always in the convalescent stage."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Back to Methuselah"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is not true that drink changes a man's character. It may reveal it more clearly."

John Osborne
John Osborne "Tom Jones"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Everything ends this way in France. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, affairs of state - everything is a pretext for a good dinner."

Jean Anouilh
Jean Anouilh "Cécile"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Drunkenness [...] is temporary suicide."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "The Conquest of Happiness"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them is another."

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) "Epistolae ex Ponto"

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I no longer prepare food or drink with more than one ingredient."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best number for a dinner party is two - myself and a dam' good head waiter."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Civilization means food and literature all round. Beefsteaks and fiction magazines for all. First-class proteins for the body, fourth-class love-stories for the spirit."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Eyeless in Gaza"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"My doctor gave me six months to live but when I couldn't pay the bill, he gave me six months more."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners."

Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston "Moses Man of the Mountain"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Disease is a vital expression of the human organism."

Georg Groddeck
Georg Groddeck "The Book of the It"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Eat a third and drink a third and leave the remaining third of your stomach empty. Then, when you get angry, there will be sufficient room for your rage."

Talmud (Babylonian)
Talmud (Babylonian)

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking."

Dave Barry
Dave Barry "The Taming of the Screw"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A hospital is no place to be sick."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Beware of the young doctor and the old barber."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)