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13 Quotes From Famous Authors About Drinking

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? These late authors seemed to have partied way harder than all of us. One can only dream of inviting these wonderful writers in on NYE for a drink (or two) and good conversation.
  1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Book Cover Picture
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    Hunter S. Thompson

    “Good people drink good beer.” ―Hunter S. Thompson

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  2. The Fellowship of the Ring Book Cover Picture
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    J.R.R. Tolkien

    “Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go/ To heal my heart and drown my woe…” ―J.R.R. Tolkien

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    Ernest Hemingway

    “I drink to make other people more interesting.” ―Ernest Hemingway

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  4. Breakfast at Tiffany's & Other Voices, Other Rooms Book Cover Picture
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    Truman Capote

    “I don’t think I’ve ever drunk champagne before breakfast before. With breakfast on several occasions, but never before before.” ―Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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  5. As I Lay Dying Book Cover Picture
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    William Faulkner

    “Pouring out liquor is like burning books.” ―William Faulkner

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    Dorothy Parker

    “I like to have a martini,/ Two at the very most./ After three I’m under the table,/ after four I’m under my host.” ―Dorothy Parker

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  7. The Best Early Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald Book Cover Picture
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” ―F. Scott Fitzgerald

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  8. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Book Cover Picture
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    Carson McCullers

    “Next to music, beer was best.” ―Carson McCullers

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  9. The Picture of Dorian Gray Book Cover Picture
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    Oscar Wilde

    “Alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, may produce all the effects of drunkenness.” ―Oscar Wilde

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  10. Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Cover Picture
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    Edgar Allan Poe

    “Fill with mingled cream and amber,/ I will drain that glass again./ Such hilarious visions clamber/ Through the chamber of my brain —/ Quaintest thoughts — queerest fancies/ Come to life and fade away;/ What care I how time advances?/ I am drinking ale today.”―Edgar Allan Poe

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  11. The World of Raymond Chandler Book Cover Picture
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    Raymond Chandler

    “I’m an occasional drinker, the kind of guy who goes out for a beer and wakes up in Singapore with a full beard.” ―Raymond Chandler

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  12. On the Road (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture
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    Jack Kerouac

    “As far as I’m concerned the only thing to do is sit in a room and get drunk”―Jack Kerouac

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  13. Call Me Zelda Book Cover Picture
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    Zelda Fitzgerald

    “The trouble with emergencies is,” she said, “that I always put on my finest underwear and then nothing happens.” ―Zelda Fitzgerald

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