„Yeah, there's some unlikely beasts in the world, and it's best to stay near the ones that you've bought drinks for.“

—  Tim Powers, On Stranger Tides
Tim Powers photo
Tim Powers3
scrittore statunitense 1952
Pubblicità

Citazioni simili

Francois Rabelais photo

„As soon as he was born, he cried not as other babes use to do, Miez, miez, miez, miez, but with a high, sturdy, and big voice shouted about, Some drink, some drink, some drink, as inviting all the world to drink with him.“

—  Francois Rabelais, book Gargantua and Pantagruel
Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532–1564), Gargantua (1534), Context: As soon as he was born, he cried not as other babes use to do, Miez, miez, miez, miez, but with a high, sturdy, and big voice shouted about, Some drink, some drink, some drink, as inviting all the world to drink with him. The noise hereof was so extremely great, that it was heard in both the countries at once of Beauce and Bibarois. I doubt me, that you do not thoroughly believe the truth of this strange nativity. Though you believe it not, I care not much: but an honest man, and of good judgment, believeth still what is told him, and that which he finds written. Chapter 6 : How Gargantua was born in a strange manner.

Colleen McCullough photo

„One superlative song, existence the price. But the whole world stills to listen, and God in His heaven smiles. For the best is only bought at the cost of the great pain. … Or so says the legend.“

—  Colleen McCullough, book The Thorn Birds
Context: There is a legend about a bird that sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree and does not rest until it has found one. Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine. Dying, it rises above its own agony to out-carol the lark and the nightingale. One superlative song, existence the price. But the whole world stills to listen, and God in His heaven smiles. For the best is only bought at the cost of the great pain. … Or so says the legend. Epigraph, The Thorn Birds (1977)

Pubblicità
Aldo Capitini photo
Michael Caine photo
Genghis Khan photo

„If one must drink, then let one drink thrice a month, for more is bad. If one gets drunk twice a month, it is better; if one gets drunk once a month, that is better still; and if one doesn't drink at all, that is the best of all.“

—  Genghis Khan founder and first emperor of the Mongol Empire 1162 - 1227
As given in Rashid al-Din's Compendium of Chronicles (Jami' al-tawarikh) ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jami%27_al-tawarikh) (Can find a translated version on google books: http://books.google.com/books?id=d2SWstj6j3AC&lpg=PA142&ots=8Tn8g77BgR&dq=genghis%20khan%20and%20drinking&pg=PA142#v=onepage&q=genghis%20khan%20and%20drinking&f=false)

Sheri-D Wilson photo

„I would crush a priceless pearl
and drink it,
to stay in this moment
for all time.“

—  Sheri-D Wilson Canadian Spoken Word Poet 1958
Goddess Gone Fishing for a Map of the Universe (2012), "Gypsy Madonna from Florence on the Opening Night of Lorca"

Isaac Asimov photo

„Radiation, unlike smoking, drinking, and overeating, gives no pleasure, so the possible victims object.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992
General sources, As quoted in The Journal of NIH Research (1990), 2, 30

Friedrich Nietzsche photo
Thomas Campbell photo

„Drink ye to her that each loves best!“

—  Thomas Campbell British writer 1777 - 1844
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Context: Drink ye to her that each loves best! And if you nurse a flame That 's told but to her mutual breast, We will not ask her name. Drink ye to Her

Hermann Hesse photo
Henny Youngman photo
Anton Chekhov photo
Julia Gillard photo

„You've got to gather yourself, you've got to give the speech, go see the Governor-General, do all of that. And then you get to have a few drinks with friends, so that's not that hard.“

—  Julia Gillard Australian politician and lawyer, 27th Prime Minister of Australia 1961
The Killing Season, Episode three: The Long Shadow (2010–13), Gillard lists the events which followed her loss to Rudd in the June 2013 Labor Party leadership spill

Rodney Dangerfield photo
John F. Kennedy photo

„I want to drink a cup of tea to all those Kennedys who went and all those Kennedys who stayed.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
1963, While visiting his ancestral homestead in Wexford, as quoted in BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/27/newsid_4461000/4461115.stm

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“