Whiskey Sayings and Quotes

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

He'd been drinking whisky from a beer glass, which he held by its handle in a fist the size of a mutton roast. Loren D. Estleman
Some of you say that religion makes people happy, so does whisky. Clarence Darrow
The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude. James Joyce
Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals. Abraham Lincoln
Fear can be headier than whiskey, once man has acquired a taste for it. Donald Dowes
Whiskey is all right in its place but its place is hell. Billy Sunday
I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it. Robert E. Lee
I know some who are constantly drunk on books as other men are drunk on whiskey. H.L. Mencken
Never cry over spilt milk. It could've been whiskey. Pappy Maverick
Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities. Lord Dunsany
Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over. Mark Twain
While I can't walk on water, I can certainly wobble on whisky. Ashwin Sanghi
Whisky is liquid sunshine. George Bernard Shaw
There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren't as good as others. Raymond Chandler
As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The second whiskey is always my favorite. From the third on, it no longer has any taste. It's just something to pour into your stomach. Haruki Murakami
God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world. Irish Saying
Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore always carry a small snake. W. C. Fields
Never delay kissing a pretty girl or opening a bottle of whiskey. Ernest Hemingway
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if the women don't get you then the whiskey must. Carl Sandburg
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. Ava Gardner
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools. Ernest Hemingway
So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey. W. C. Fields
In those days the best painkiller was ice. It wasn't addictive and it was particularly effective if you poured some whiskey over it. George Burns
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and likes to see us happy. Benjamin Franklin
Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of another. Harper Lee
There's no trouble in this world so serious that it can't be cured with a hot bath, a glass of whiskey, and the Book of Common Prayer. Elizabeth Gilbert
Hormones were as potent as whiskey, and twice as sneaky. Linda Howard
There were happy days, with watermelon, and sad days of whiskey. Lewis Nordan
An old stomach reforms more whiskey drinkers than a new resolve. Don Marquis