6 Great Quotes About Drinking from Irish Writers

[Gathered by William Kenney]


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“When things go wrong and will not come right,
Though you do the best you can,
When life looks black as the hour of night –
A pint of plain is your only man.”
– Flann O’Brien


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 “Whisky is liquid sunshine.”
– George Bernard Shaw


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 “The light music of whiskey falling into a glass—an agreeable interlude.”
– James Joyce


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“There can be nothing more frequent than an occasional drink.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes.”
– Oscar Wilde


WB Yeats

“Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.”
– W. B. Yeats


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