FEATURING alcoholics, social drinkers, drunkards, lushes, boozehounds and winos hitting the bottle, going on benders, getting hammered, tipsy, loaded, soused, tanked, cockeyed, smashed, wasted, plastered, sloshed, bombed and shitfaced.
Major Strasser: What is your nationality?
Rick: I’m a drunkard.
Renault: And that makes Rick a citizen of the world.
ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)
Anna Christie: Gimme a whiskey – ginger ale on the side. And don’t be stingy, baby!
SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
Sugar Kane: l don’t want you to think I’m a drinker. l can stop if l want to.. only l don’t want to.
CAT BALLOU (1965)
Jackson: Look at your eyes.
Shelleen: What’s wrong with my eyes?
Jackson: They’re red… bloodshot.
Shellen: You ought to see ‘em from my side.
THE THIN MAN (1934)
Nick (making a martini): The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to fox-trot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry martini you always shake to waltz time.
The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.
W. C. FIELDS
A man’s got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another drink.
I was twelve, and my dad and sisters were downstairs in the living room having cocktails. My dad made what must have been a strong whiskey sour and he gave me half.. and a star was born!
I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.