„Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.“
— Robert Benchley American comedian 1889 - 1945
Quoted in The New Speaker's Treasury of Wit and Wisdom (1958) by Herbert Victor Prochnow, p. 129
„You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.“
— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
Вариант: You can make more friends in two months by being interested in them, than in two years by making them interested in you.
Источник: How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), p. 52 (in 1998 edition)
— Robert Anthony professional wrestler 1982
— Guy Kawasaki American businessman and author 1954
— Emily Brontë, книга Wuthering Heights
Источник: Wuthering Heights
— Walter Pater essayist, art and literature critic, fiction writer 1839 - 1894
Источник: Marius the Epicurean http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/8mrs110.txt (1885), Ch. 6
„I feel that the dormant goodwill in people needs to be stirred. People need to hear that it makes sense to behave decently or to help others, to place common interests above their own, to respect the elementary rules of human coexistence.“
— Václav Havel playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and 1st President of the Czech Republic 1936 - 2011
„“I suspect that drink has made you impulsive.“
“Drink makes me see funny; the gods made me impulsive.““
— Scott Lynch, книга Red Seas Under Red Skies
Источник: Red Seas Under Red Skies (2007), Chapter 1 “Little Games” section 4 (p. 29)
„Little by little it dawned upon me that this law was not making people drink any less, but it was making hypocrites and law breakers of a great number of people.“
— Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day
My Day (1935–1962)
Контексте: Little by little it dawned upon me that this law was not making people drink any less, but it was making hypocrites and law breakers of a great number of people. It seemed to me best to go back to the old situation in which, if a man or woman drank to excess, they were injuring themselves and their immediate family and friends and the act was a violation against their own sense of morality and no violation against the law of the land. (14 July 1939)
„I have no interest at all in food and drink, but only in slaughter and blood and the agonized groans of mangled men“
— Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
— Terry Pratchett, книга Snuff
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Источник: The Great Gatsby
„Drinking when not thirsty and making love all the time, madam, is all that distinguishes us from other animals.“
— Pierre Beaumarchais, The Marriage of Figaro
Boire sans soif et faire l'amour en tout temps, madame, il n'y a que ça qui nous distingue des autres bêtes.
Act II, scene ii
The Marriage of Figaro (1778)
„So I was drinking tequila, and I was drinking grappa, which is Italian for gasoline, and I was drinking Jägermeister, which I believe is the liquid equivalent of Wonder Woman's golden lasso, because it will make you tell anybody the truth for no reason whatsoever. "You have really bad skin. Thanks for the drink."“
— Margaret Cho American stand-up comedian 1968
From Her Tours and CDs, Drunk With Power CD
„That's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.“
— Charles Bukowski, книга Women
— Wilfred Thesiger British explorer 1910 - 2003
Источник: The Life Of My Choice (1987), p. 153.
„To the question what wine he found pleasant to drink, he replied, "That for which other people pay."“
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 до н.э.
Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 54
Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius
— Oscar Levant American comedian, composer, pianist and actor 1906 - 1972
As quoted in The Portable Curmudgeon (1992) by Jon Winokur, p. 88.
„I believe more and more that this business is about people. People, people. The idea is to make friends at the retail level, the warehouse level, let people see you exist, can form sentences and have an interest in something other than yourself.“
— David Lee Roth Rock vocalist; lead singer with Van Halen 1954
Jim White (February 17, 1994) "POP / Hi, I'm Dave - lovely to see you: Last week, David Lee Roth went to Wembley to promote his new album - not at the stadium but at the distribution factory, saying hello to the packers and the pressers, 'making friends at the retail level'. Jim White jumped into the limo to discover where people fit in with 'this rock'n'roll thing'" The Independent, p. 27.