10 quotes on whiskey

The word whiskey translates to water of life. This fact alone clearly demonstrates that it is more than just an alcoholic beverage. Whiskey is said to be the most democratic drink in the world, as it used to be consumed by loggers and lords alike. Indeed, the circle of whiskey fans is very wide, and each has its own personal connection to whiskey. Following are 10 whiskey-themed quotes from fans of whiskey from different walks of life. Enjoy.

Mark Twain – American writer and humorist

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

Alexander Fleming – Scottish biologist and pharmacologist

“A good gulp of hot whiskey at bedtime—it’s not very scientific, but it helps.”

Ava Gardner – movie star

”I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.”

Ernest Hemingway – one of the most important and influential writers of the 20th century

“Never delay kissing a pretty girl or opening a bottle of whiskey.”

Bill Murray – American actor

„You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey.“

George Bernard Shaw – Irish playwright, critic, lecturer, Nobel laureate of literature

„Whisky is liquid sunshine.“

Haruki Murakami – Japanese writer

“Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.”

James Joyce – Irish writer

„The light music of whiskey falling into a glass – an agreeable interlude.”

Randy Newman – American singer-songwriter

„I sit here in this chair, I pour myself some whiskey, and watch my troubles vanish into the air.“

Vikas Swarup – Former Indian Foreign Minister and writer

„The one conclusion I have reached is that whiskey is a great leveler. You might be a hotshot advertising executive or a lowly foundry worker, but if you cannot hold your drink, you are just a drunkard.“