Gin Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gin quotes, gin sayings, and gin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

My grammar be's ebonics, gin tonics, and chronic. Nelly
It's a crooked system, but gin straight take the pain away. Ludacris
And the sooner the tea's out of the way, the sooner we can get out the gin, eh? Henry Reed
Follow your fate, and be satisfied with it, and be glad not to be a second-hand motor salesman, or a yellow-press journalist, pickled in gin and nicotine, or a cripple – or dead. Ian Fleming
The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron. Phyllis Diller
Tea instead of gin will warm the heart. Louise Bogan
The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived. Bernard DeVoto
The fun, joy, and humor dry up in a relationship when one of the partners is swimming in gin. To my way of thinking, it is selfishness personified to see life through the bottom of a liquor bottle. Ginger Rogers
It is all nonsense about not being able to work without ale, and gin, and cider, and fermented liquors. Do lions and cart-horses drink ale? Sydney Smith
A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice and nothing else. Raymond Chandler
When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument. C.S. Forester
Whether it's the cotton gin or the Internet, we've added value by innovating. Innovation and free trade have served us very well. Rick White
Gin for executions, beer for birthdays, wine for weddings. P.J. Wolfson
Fortunately there is gin, the sole glimmer in this darkness. Do you feel the golden, copper-coloured light it kindles in you? I like walking through the city of an evening in the warmth of gin. Albert Camus
The wages of gin is debt. Ethel Mumford
You'd learn more about the world by lying on the couch and drinking gin out of a bottle than by watching the news. Garrison Keillor
Art for art's sake makes no more sense than gin for gin's sake. W. Somerset Maugham
Most cocktails containing liquor are made today with gin and ingenuity. In brief, take an ample supply of the former and use your imagination. For the benefit of a minority, it is courteous to serve chilled fruit juice in addition to cocktails made with liquor. Irma S. Rombauer
Jealousy is a gin which we set to catch serpents, but which, as soon as we have caught them, sting us. Like the fool, that finding a box of poison, tastes, and is poisoned indeed. Owen Feltham
The gin and tonic has saved more Englishman's lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire. Winston Churchill
For gin, in cruel sober truth, supplies the fuel for flaming youth. Noel Coward
To endure the pain of living, we all drug ourselves more or less with gin, with literature, with superstitions, with romance, with idealism, political, sentimental, and moral, with every possible preparation of that universal hashish: imagination. George Bernard Shaw
A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy. Noel Coward
To the question, "When were your spirits at the lowest ebb?" the obvious answer seemed to be, "When the gin gave out." Francis Chichester
The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women. George Bernard Shaw
A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic. Roy Blount, Jr.
[Gin has produced] … a drunken ungovernable set of people. Thomas Wilson
There's a sort of movement that says that when classics are bypassed, they can become cool again. That's what's happening to gin. It's part of the whole retro cocktail culture. Richard Brandes
A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind. John Cheever
There's truth in wine, and there may be some in gin and muddy beer; but whether it's truth worth my knowing, is another question. George Eliot
Any man can become rich who is base enough to keep a brothel, a gin palace, or a gambling house. Charles William Day
I have seen my kid struggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory: an empty gin bottle. Erma Bombeck
Without gin, there would be no martinis, and that's a scenario too troubling to contemplate sober. Dr. Pretorius
Zen martini: A martini with no vermouth at all. And no gin, either P.J. O'Rourke
Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world ...she walks into mine. Rick Blaine
Gin is an alcoholic beverage, which, if your mommy's strong genes are any indication, you'll eventually learn to love as it slowly destroys a giant portion of your adult life. Dr. Cox
Not her! Gin was mother's milk to her. Besides he poured so much down his own throat, he knew the good of it. Eliza Doolittle
Gin! Gin! A drop of Gin! / Oh, and its tremendous temptations begin, / To take alas! / To the fatal glass,— / And happy the wretched that it does not win / To change the black hue / Of his ruin to blue— / While angels sorrow and demons grin— / And loose the rheumatic chill of is attic / By plunging into the palace of Gin! Thoms Hood
Gin was his tonic. Al Drooz
Creating a good gin with a balanced botanical recipe is an art form. Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley
From its delicate floral notes to its crisp citrus bite, gin remains a perennial favorite of cocktail-sippers everywhere. Jassy Davis
I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think, 'Wait a minute— if I an stop doing this, what are the possibilities? And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk. Craig Ferguson
I'm glad now, at the age of sixty-six, that I never used alcohol or tobacco. I've buried a lot of friends who used tobacco or alcohol. Jerry Falwell
Liquor is such a nice substitute for facing adult life. Dorothy B. Hughes
Alcohol is a good preservative for everything but brains. Mary Pettibone Poole
Drinking alcohol is an act of evil for both men and women, but the poet specifically names it as evil for women. Dr. B.R. Suhas
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. Winston Churchill
I've made it a rule never to drink by daylight and never to refuse a drink after dark. H. L. Mencken
Alcohol is an anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. George Bernard Shaw
The remaining half of my gin stands before me, and yet, no amount of drink can quench this thirst. Ilse V. Rensburg
When life gives you juniper berries, make gin! Laurie Buchanan
English gin is a drink for people who think a sin must always be accompanied by its penance. Dexter Palmer
I am drinking again / I'm on my seventh cold glass of gin / Life is a tribute to you / And so is dying / And drinking in this way / To die is what I'm trying / I am drinking again / I'm on my ninth cold glass of gin. Will Oldham
My main ambition as a gardener is to water my orange trees with gin, then all I have to do is squeeze the juice into a glass. W.C. Fields
The first time I lose I drink whiskey, second time I lose I drink gin. Third time I lose I drink anything 'cause I think I'm gonna win. Gram Parsons
There is something about a martini, Ere the dining and dancing begin, And to tell you the truth, It is not the vermouth- I think that perhaps it's the gin. Ogden Nash
You might be a redneck if when you run out of gas, you put gin in the gas tank. Jeff Foxworthy
If you've had good gin on a hot day in Southern California with the people you love, you forget Nebraska. The two things cannot coexist. The stronger, better of the two wins. Ann Patchett
If you had said before the game we would get three points, I would have said you'd had too much gin. Terry Butcher
I really don't do anything to break myself. As far as the damages to my body, I'm not a drinker. I left the gin and juice alone. Snoop Dogg