Over a Beer

Sunday, August 2, 2009 – Over a Beer

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. ~ Benjamin Franklin

When you invite the whole world to your party, inevitably someone pees in the beer. ~ Xeni Jardin

You can never buy beer, you just rent it. ~ Archie Bunker

God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer. ~ Anne Sexton

Filled with mingled cream and amber I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber through the chambers of my brain -quaintest thoughts – queerest fancies come to life and fade away… Who cares how time advances? I am drinking ale today. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Twenty-four hours in a day, twenty-four beers in a case. Coincidence? ~ Stephen Wright

The roots and herbs beaten and put into new ale or beer and daily drunk, cleareth, strengthen and quicken the sight of the eyes. ~ Nicholas Culpeper

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. ~ Dave Barry

All right brain, I don’t like you and you don’t like me, so just get me through this exam so I can go back to killing you slowly with beer. ~ Homer Simpson

Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.” ~ Jack Handy

Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer, and the King does not believe that coffee-drinking soldiers can be relied upon to endure hardships in case of another war. ~ Frederick the Great of Prussia

No soldier can fight unless he is properly fed on beef and beer. ~ John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough

Make sure that the beer – four pints a week – goes to the troops under fire before any of the parties in the rear get a drop. ~ Winston Churchill to his Secretary of War, 1944

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer. ~ A. J. P. Taylor

What two ideas are more inseparable than beer and Britannia? ~ Sydney Smith

I’m only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Why beer is better than wine? Human feet are conspicuously absent from beer making. ~ Steve Mirsky, Scientific American (May, 2007)

No animal ever invented anything as bad as drunkenness – or as good as a drink. ~ G. K. Chesterton

The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk they’re sober. ~ William Butler Yeats

Life ain’t all beer and skittles, and more’s the pity. ~ George DuMaurier

We old folks have to find our cushions and pillows in our tankards. Strong beer is the milk of the old. ~ Martin Luther

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. ~ Henny Youngman

The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind. ~ Humphrey Bogart

Work is the curse of the drinking class. ~ Oscar Wilde

Payday came and with it beer. ~ Rudyard Kipling

There’s nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation. ~ John Ciandi

Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer. ~ Henry Lawson

The saxophone is the embodied spirit of beer. ~ Arnold Bennett

There is only one game at the heart of America and that is baseball, and only one beverage to be found sloshing at the depths of our national soul, and that is beer. ~ Peter Richmond

You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. ~ Frank Zappa

Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower