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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.
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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Book Cover Picture
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Book Cover Picture

    Hunter S. Thompson

    by Hunter S. Thompson

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Book Cover Picture
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Book Cover Picture
    “Good people drink good beer.” ―Hunter S. Thompson

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    The Fellowship of the Ring Book Cover Picture
    The Fellowship of the Ring Book Cover Picture

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    by J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Fellowship of the Ring Book Cover Picture
    The Fellowship of the Ring Book Cover Picture
    “Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go/ To heal my heart and drown my woe…” ―J.R.R. Tolkien

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    Hemingway Book Cover Picture
    Hemingway Book Cover Picture

    Ernest Hemingway

    by Donald F. Bouchard

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

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    Breakfast at Tiffany's & Other Voices, Other Rooms Book Cover Picture
    Breakfast at Tiffany's & Other Voices, Other Rooms Book Cover Picture

    Truman Capote

    by Truman Capote

    Breakfast at Tiffany's & Other Voices, Other Rooms Book Cover Picture
    Breakfast at Tiffany's & Other Voices, Other Rooms Book Cover Picture
    “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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    As I Lay Dying Book Cover Picture
    As I Lay Dying Book Cover Picture

    William Faulkner

    by William Faulkner

    As I Lay Dying Book Cover Picture
    As I Lay Dying Book Cover Picture
    “Pouring out liquor is like burning books.” ―William Faulkner

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    Complete Poems Book Cover Picture
    Complete Poems Book Cover Picture

    Dorothy Parker

    by Dorothy Parker

    Complete Poems Book Cover Picture
    Complete Poems Book Cover Picture
    “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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    The Best Early Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald Book Cover Picture
    The Best Early Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald Book Cover Picture

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Best Early Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald Book Cover Picture
    The Best Early Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald Book Cover Picture
    “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” ―F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Book Cover Picture
    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Book Cover Picture

    Carson McCullers

    by Carson McCullers

    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Book Cover Picture
    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Book Cover Picture
    “Next to music, beer was best.” ―Carson McCullers

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

    Edgar Allan Poe

    by Edgar Allan Poe

    Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Cover Picture
    Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Cover Picture
    “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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    The World of Raymond Chandler Book Cover Picture
    The World of Raymond Chandler Book Cover Picture

    Raymond Chandler

    by Raymond Chandler

    The World of Raymond Chandler Book Cover Picture
    The World of Raymond Chandler Book Cover Picture
    “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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    Call Me Zelda Book Cover Picture
    Call Me Zelda Book Cover Picture

    Zelda Fitzgerald

    by Erika Robuck

    Call Me Zelda Book Cover Picture
    Call Me Zelda Book Cover Picture
    “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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