Here’s to Beer

If you’re a fan of beer then you’re in good company. Have a look at what some of the most learned people through the ages have had to say about the amber nectar we call ale.

He was a wise man who invented beer.

We old folks have to find our cushions and pillows in our tankards. Strong beer is the milk of the old.
-Martin Luther

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
-Benjamin Franklin

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.
-Abraham Lincoln

Whoever serves beer or wine watered down, he himself deserves in them to drown.
-Medieval plea for pure libation

You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
-Frank Zappa

“For a quart of Ale is a dish for a King.” – Shakespeare (A Winter’s Tale)

“I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.” – Shakespeare (Henry V)

“A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it is better to be thoroughly sure.” – Czech Proverb


Wine Quotes

A few musings on wonderful wine:

“Wine is bottled poetry” – Robert Louis Stevenson, author

“When the wine goes in, strange things come out” – Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, The Piccolomini, 1799

“Wine from long habit has become an indispensable for my health” – Thoma Jefferson, 3rd President of America

“He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long” – Martin Luther, German theologian

Homer Simpson quote

“When will I learn? The answer to life’s problems aren’t at the bottom of a bottle, they’re on TV!” – Homer J. Simpson

Ernest Hemingway quote

“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” – Ernest Hemingway

Churchill drinks quote

When Field Marshall Montgomery said to him: “I neither drink nor smoke and am a hundred percent fit”, Churchill’s reply was: “I drink and smoke and I am two hundred percent fit.”