223 Inspiring Quotes about Wine

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about wine? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 223 most beautiful wine quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

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The old Janey only drank cheap wine and light beer. The new Janey is classy, prefers cocktails, and even drinks alone.

— J.C. Patrick, The Reinvention of Janey

For him any wine dated before four o’clock in the afternoon is vintage.

— Elmer Pasta

In wine is truth, and the truth had all come out, “that is, all the uncleanness of his coarse and envious heart”!

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Who loves not women wine and song Remains a fool his whole life long.

— Martin Luther

yes, Wagner and the storm intermix with the wine as nights like this run up my wrists and up into my head and back down into the gut

— Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense

I’m only drinking white wine because I’m on a diet and I don’t eat.

— Oliver Reed

To travel across Spain and finally to reach Barcelona is like drinking a respectable red wine and finishing up with a bottle of champagne.

— James A. Michener, Iberia

People mature with age and experience. I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar.

— Rick Kaplan

Blood and wine are interchangeable. Love and hate are unrecognizable. Sanity is no longer with me.

— A.P. Sweet, dead, but dreaming

You could sit in there all day drinking coffee and they never asked you to leave no matter how bad you looked. They just asked the bums not to bring their wine and drink it there. Places like that gave you hope when there wasn´t much hope.

— Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

Everything is going as planned until I notice that Ashley has barely touched her wine glass or food after ordering the priciest bottle and several of the most expensive dishes on the menu.From “My Worst Valentine’s Day.Ever: a Short Story

— Zack Love, Stories and Scripts: an Anthology

They say that secrets live at the bottom of a wine bottle. Mama had made it there the night before, slow glass by slow glass, but she’d never spoken a word.

— Alethea Kontis, Enchanted

I took a gap year myself after high school and worked on a farm near Lyon, France. I stayed with the Vallet family, picked and packed fruit, and discovered that red wine can be a breakfast drink. That led to further travel as a university student.

— Nicholas Kristof

I’m just a wretched half-blood girl caught in a storm.”Akil tasted his wine and smiled. “Muse, you are the storm.

— Pippa DaCosta, Darkest Before Dawn

My path is full of petals–I have swept it for no others.My thatch gate has been closed–but opens now for you. It’s a long way to the market, I can offer you little– Yet here in my cottage there is old wine for our cups.

— Du Fu

Hi, this is Ganymede, cup-bearer to Zeus, and when I’m out buying wine for the Lord of the Skies, I always buckle up!

— Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

I cannot offer wine without the poison of the alcohol within.

— Ada Palmer, Too Like the Lightning

Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.

— Francis Bacon

Your path is not my path. Should we meet at the crossroads and ye be a friend, tarry a while, drink some wine and let us laugh for a while. If ye be foe, continue on your merry way and may our paths never cross again.

— Virginia Alison

I beg your pardon I am drunk without a drink. English wine & words are vulnerable to every man.

— Santosh Kalwar

Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more.

— Maya Angelou

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.

— Logan Pearsall Smith

No nation is drunken where wine is cheap and none sober where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage. It is in truth the only antidote to the bane of whiskey.

— Thomas Jefferson

There is communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk.

— M.F.K. Fisher

…How would you like to die, Tyrion son of Tywin?””In my own bed, with a belly full of wine and a maiden’s mouth around my cock, at the age of eighty, ” he replied.

— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.

— Clifton Fadiman

You can have all the wine and dragons that my money can buy. That’s what the old woman told me, and I listened.

— L’Poni Baldwin, Dragons and Cicadas: The Society On Da Run

There is truth in wine and children

— Plato, Symposium / Phaedrus

It enclosed us in its laceries as we watched the moon spill across the Atlantic like wine from an overturned glass. With the light all around us, we felt secret in that moon-infused water like pearls forming in the soft tissues of oysters.

— Pat Conroy, Beach Music

Ideas either age like fine wine or rot like potatoes over time.

— Pawan Mishra

Youth is as easily wasted as a fine wine consumed by a drunken man. There is no poetry in aging, and Javert lived out the process in its most hideous iteration.

— Kelsey Brickl, Wolves and Urchins: The Early Life of Inspector Javert

I falter in the doorway, swept with memories of my reckless behavior last time I saw him. I sipped wine from a bottle. I kissed him. And as my pulse flutters with excitement, I know I would do it again, given the chance.

— Meghan Masterson, The Wardrobe Mistress: A Novel of Marie Antoinette

If wine is the enemy of religion, I shall devour the enemy of religion.

— Idries Shah, Sufi Thought and Action

I like my coffee black, my beer from Germany, wine from Burgundy, the darker, the better. I like my heroes complicated and brooding, James Dean in oiled leather, leaning on a motorcycle. You know the color. (“Ode to Chocolate”)

— Barbara Crooker, More

I still don’t understand what a sea god would be doing in Atlanta.”Leo snorted. “What’s a wine god doing in Kansas? Gods are weird.

— Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

I drank the dregs of the wine to what remained of my health.I gave the last of my fervor for what remained of my hope.I cannot say for sure that this country is cursed, Honey flows with the milk, and the milk might curdle. Eli7

— Elizaveta Mikhailichenko, Preemptive Revenge

I prioritize in life. I like to work, I do TV shows, I do a lot of Iron Man training. I enjoy kicking back on a good night and drinking wine until I go to bed, and having fun with my friends. You just have to make time for it and keep it balanced.

— Joe Bastianich

In vino Veritas. (In wine there is truth.)

— Pliny the Elder

Her mother stared in quiet awe of this more artful rearrangement of her genetic code, and slipped into a contentedness that usually appeared only after the red wine had fallen below the bottle label.

— Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Shaga: How would you like to die, little man?Tyrion: In my bed, at the age of eighty with a belly full of wine and a woman’s mouth around my cock.

— George R.R. Martin

Beer dulls a memory, brand sets it burning, but wine is the best for a sore heart’s yearning.

— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Red wine is different from white. Removing the grape skin does all the difference.

— Viola Soul Calibur

With wine ideas flow, without ideas wine flows.

— Michele Jennae

Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life.

— Jean Paul Richter

As the wine matures in the wine bottle so doth the minds of men and woman through experience

— Bradley Elis

Relish love in your old age! Aged love is like aged wine it becomes more satisfying more refreshing more valuable more appreciated and more intoxicating!

— Leo Buscaglia

I never drank except a couple sips of wine at Thanksgiving.

— Carol Alt

Your flavor in my mind swings back and forth between sweeter than any wine and as bitter as mustard greens.

— Aaron Weiss

With wine and food, the confidence of my own table, and the necessity of reassuring my wife, I grew by insensible degrees courageous and secure.

— H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds

And then comes the realization. That although a house was taken from you, you can still build a home in a wine jar.

— Camilo Garzon

In France, Paul explained, good cooking was regarded as a combination of national sport and high art, and wine was always served with lunch and dinner. “The trick is moderation, ” he said.

— Julia Child, My Life in France

If you drink the good wine of the noble countess, you have to entertain her less desirable friends.

— Virginia Woolf

-Have a Glass of wine & over time it will be fine.

— Hazel Cartwright, Single’s Guide: A Single Therapy Guidebook

Friendship’s the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.

— Edward Young

There comes a moment on a journey when something sweet, something irresistible and charming as wine raised to thirsty lips, wells up in the traveller’s being.

— Patrick MacGill

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.

— Judith Viorst

Those were the kind of kisses to keep a man awake at night, wanting more. Now, shall we drink this excellent wine and get on with the rest of the tour?

— Marguerite Kaye, The Soldier’s Rebel Lover

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

— Francis Bacon

He tastes of white wine and apple pie and Christian. I run my fingers through his hair, holding him to me while our tongues explore and curl and twist around each other, my blood heating in my veins.We’re breathless when Christian pulls away.

— E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

— Plautus

When we are crushed like grapes, we cannot think of the wine we will become.

— Henri J.M. Nouwen, Can You Drink the Cup?

Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.

— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

It [discovering Finnish] was like discovering a wine-cellar filled with bottles of amazing wine of a kind and flavour never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me.

— J.R.R. Tolkien

Even choosing the perfect dinner wine loses its earth-shattering importance if your guests happen to be cannibals, and you, the unsuspecting entree.

— Lois Greiman, Unzipped

Great wine is always enhanced by great food.

— Kenneth Cranham

Night poured itself down my throat. Night was my wine and my meat. Night wed me and bedded me, widowed me and murdered me and resurrected me whole a thousand times over with each hour.

— Catherynne M. Valente, Radiance

One of the disadvantages of wine is that is makes a man mistake words for thoughts.

— Samuel Johnson

Words I write… go through my mind, like tasting fine wine on the lips.

— Jennifer Webb

Friends and wine should be old.

— Spanish proverb

What you should really be sorry for, ” he continued, “is that for the rest of my life, I’ll have to avoid wine cellars to keep from thinking about you.””Why? Was kissing me that bad?”A devil-solf whisper. “No sweetheart. It was that good.

— Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

Measure thy life by loss instead of gain Not by the wine drunk but by the wine poured forth.

— Harriet King

Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year for it is wrong to add fire to fire.

— Plato

I’ve got to give my neighbors a bottle of wine or something because I was just screaming into microphones and learning how to play instruments, and it was a lesson in patience for them, I believe.

— Joshua Ostrander

I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

Magic, madam, is like wine and, if you are not used to it, it will make you drunk.

— Susanna Clarke, The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

… it is not the taste considered in itself, that we hold to our lips, and you can no more understand the virtues of a wine through a blind tasting than you could understand the virtues of a woman through a blindfold kiss.

— Roger Scruton

He was waiting for me at the best table in the room, toying with a glass of white wine and listening to the pianist who was playing a piece by Granados with velvet fingers.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

I still indulge in a glass of wine or chocolate – treats are mandatory. Without deviating from the day-to-day healthy diet once in a while, it wouldn’t be sustainable for me, and that’s what I wanted: an approach to eating to last my entire life.

— Alanis Morissette

Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.

— Ludwig van Beethoven

Laughter and books and wine are holy things

— and living is good

I invite all brats to throw their cookies at the baker’s head if they’re not sweet, winos to chuck their wine if it’s bad, the dying to shuck their souls when they croak, and men to throw their existence in God’s face when it’s bitter

— Gustave Flaubert

Of course, my Christmas is (so much more) gorgeous and romantic (than Germany’s)!! And unlike the rest of the world, we leave wine behind for Santa Claus!””So Santa-san is delivering gifts to children while driving under the influence . . . ?

— Hidekaz Himaruya, Hetalia: Axis Powers, Vol. 2

, “How can one mock these flamingo wine glasses. When, they are so obviously awesome.

— Kim Cormack, Enlightenment

You said you left Mississippi in 1854, ” Ron says. He turns to Mamuwalde and asks “Were you a runaway slave?” “Not at all, ” Cindy Lou answers. “Daddy freed him.” Ron’s jaw almost hits the floor. His wine glass does.

— Daven Anderson, Vampire Syndrome

You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth

— John Geddes

I love your lips when they’re wet with wine and red with wicked desire

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The artist’s greatest creation beganthe night he washed his memory of his failuresrubbed opium on his lipsdrank the wine that women offered himand lay down and wept.

— Roman Payne

In wine was truth, perhaps, but in whisky, the way Hoffman sluiced it down, was an army of imaginary rats climbing your legs.

— Ross Macdonald, The Chill

This is wisdom: to love wine beauty and the heavenly spring. That’s sufficient-the rest is worthless.

— Theodore De Banville

He had probably been thrown out of a wine shop, and it hadn’t quite dawned on him yet.

— Franz Kafka

The great poet Hafiz says that you should dye your prayer-carpet with wine if your teacher tells you to do so.

— Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way

A new friend is like new wine when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.

— Apocrypha

Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered…sealed away for opening on a January day with snow falling fast and the sun unseen for weeks…

— Ray Bradbury

I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.

— Emily Bronte

I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook.

— Robert Mondavi

I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me like wine through water and altered the color of my mind.

— Emily Bronte

Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

— Pope John XXIII

During the first millennium BCE, even the beer-loving Mesopotamians turned their backs on beer, which was dethroned as the most cultured and civilized of drinks, and the age of wine began.

— Tom Standage, A History of the World in 6 Glasses

holy, holy, holy dawn. my hips rocking into your face. the edge inviting. your name like dry wine on my tongue. your name branded into my inner thigh.

— Taylor Rhodes, calloused: a field journal

Some time later, I sat in the wine cellar, staring at the walls while cradling a wineskin in my lap like a child, murmuring over and over as if lulling the child to sleep, ‘I am shat upon. I am shat upon’.

— Peter David, Sir Apropos of Nothing

If you press grapes, wine will pour out; if you crush roses, perfume will pour out; if you afflict the talented, genius will pour out.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Like so many people, I only remembered Orson Welles as this huge, fat, bearded figure selling wine in TV commercials. So whenever anyone said I looked like Orson Welles I said that I wasn’t that fat, and I would get on a diet, quickly.

— Christian McKay

I wouldn’t have minded school if they taught you important things like how to have good sex and what brand of wine is the best… But for some reason they were hell bent on teaching me algebra

— Ben Mitchell

Let us drink wine to remember what kind of mystical beauties life offers us and to comprehend what sort of magic potions existence has!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

It’s clear why they only served bread and wine at the Last Supper. It was a potluck . . . organized by men.

— Patti Page

A glass of water with peace is better than several glasses of wine with trouble. Here’s a glass of water . . . Cheers to the good life

— Constance Friday

I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation and there must be a vent.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Seeds pour out oil when pressed.Grapes pour out wine when squeezed.Herbs pour out medicine when pounded.Flowers pour out perfume when crushed.The gifted pour out excellence when tested.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

The reason I was able to grow my business was that every day, after producing 30 minutes of wine television, I spent 15 hours a day replying to every single person’s e-mail and every single person’s Twitter @ reply.

— Gary Vaynerchuk

Harry had worked his way through the American Dream and come to the conclusion that is was composed of a good lunch and a deep red wine that could soar.

— Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

No old road leads to new destinations! Change begins when one realizes that it is unwise to pour a new wine into an old wine skin. If you change your mind, you have to change your actions too!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

There’s something to be said about drinking a carafe of wine by yourself … I just can’t remember at the moment what it is! (said after drinking a carafe of wine by himself)

— Gerard de Marigny, The Watchman of Ephraim

Have you been hitting the wine or my mother’s brownies again?

— Terri Herman-Poncé, In This Life

Let’s toast a real wine expert – someone who knows a good rose goes best with bologna sandwiches.

— Elmer Pasta

Ceremony-the wine of human existence” – Morris R. Cohen

— Barbara Jonas, Book of Love, Laughter and Romance

I ate no butcher’s meat, lived chiefly on fruits, vegetables, and fish, and never drank a glass of spirits or wine until my wedding day. To this I attribute my continual good health, endurance, and an iron constitution.

— John James Audubon

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red when it giveth his colour in the cup … at the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder.

— Proverbs

The lover drinksand the cup-bearer pours.The lover thinksbut the cup-bearer knows:love begets love.Since this wine is love, then this cup is love, then this tavern is love, then this life is love.

— Kamand Kojouri

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.

— Benjamin Franklin

Isn’t wine prohibited here?” the boy asked. “It’s not what enters men’s mouths that’s evil, ” said the alchemist. “It’s what comes out of their mouths that is.

— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Even if you believe a creator god invented the laws of physics, would you so insult him as to suggest that he might capriciously and arbitrarily violate them in order to walk on water, or turn water into wine as a cheap party trick at a wedding?

— Richard Dawkins

For me to read a good novel without enjoying a cup of coffee or a cup of tea or a nice glass of wine in the process would be like having water without the wet. It’s simply impossible.

— Cat Ellington

Power will intoxicate the best hearts as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

— Walter Colton

The Cat: When the wine drinks itself, when the skull speaks, when the clock strikes the right time, only then will you find the tunnel that leads to the Red Bull. There be a trick to it, of course.

— Peter S. Beagle

How can we lead the blind, if we are blind ourselves? His wine is coming to blur our vision, so that we can receive His vision.

— John Crowder, The Ecstasy of Loving God

When you paint late at night, drinking beer or wine or both, you gotta be very careful to watch what you are doing…

— Hiroko Sakai

I thought, you see, that there must be some connection between money and memorable experience; between rare wine and rare intelligence. In short, I was a romantic idiot.

— Jincy Willett, Jenny and the Jaws of Life: Short Stories

Sweet wine makes drunk, sour wine (insult) is “tetelestai”. Life is not about what we have done and become, but how God to be fully glorified.

— indonesia123

Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don’t starve myself in an extremist way. You’re not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I’d be devastated.

— Jennifer Aniston

The first kiss and the first glass of wine are the best.

— Marty Rubin

I love France. It’s got the sun down at the bottom, the Alps for skiing, and all that wine and food.

— Paul Hollywood

You might try doing what my folks did. Twice a week they would go out for a special meal. . . with wine good food and soft lighting. Dad took Tuesday and Mom took Thursday.

— Anonymous

I don’t try to match wine with food, I just drink what I like. And I think a lot of people are going towards that now, which never used to be in the past.

— Mario Lemieux

Eat bread at pleasure drink wine by measure.

— Randle Cotgrave

Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.

— Seán O’Casey

Cupid and Bacchus my saints are, May drink and love still reign, With wine I wash away my cares, And then to cunt again.

— John Wilmot, Poems

Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.

— Washington Irving

I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.

— Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may follow strong drink that continue until night till wine inflame them.

— Bible

The Christians had an almost miraculous talent for turning wine into water.

— Ken MacLeod, The Star Fraction

Dust into dust and under dust to lie Sans wine sans song sans singer and – sans end.

— Omar Khayyam

If arrogance is the heady wine of youth then humility must be its eternal hangover.

— Helen Van Slyke

I have the ability to create and be in touch with God. I can’t change bread and wine into body and blood, but I can take the scum or the slime of the earth and make it into a man or woman.

— J. F. Powers

I wonder how many women are held up in their bed waiting to be sung to, served wine to, read poetry to, kissed slowly with.

— Brandon Villasenor, I Can’t Stop Drinking About You

…Coca-Cola and fries, the wafer and wine of the Western religion of commerce.

— Tad Williams, City of Golden Shadow

Old wood best to burn old wine to drink old friends to trust and old authors to read.

— Sir Francis Bacon

This was all horribly wrong. This was red wine with fish. This was a man wearing a dinner jacket and brown shoes. This was as wrong as things get.

— Hugh Laurie, The Gun Seller

Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

— Charles Caleb Colton

Art is a staple like bread or wine or a warm coat in winter. Man’s spirit grows hungry for art in the same way his stomach growls for food.

— Irving Stone

I had drunk much wine and afterward coffee and Strega and I explained, winefully, how we did not do the things we wanted to do; we never did such things.

— Ernest Hemingway

[S]omehow, without his being aware of it, time had coated his awe with a rind of disillusionment, and the wine of wonder had turned to vinegar.

— Joan D. Vinge, The Snow Queen

One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.

— Samuel Johnson

It is not against the law to drink in public places, and you will see people drinking in parks or by the lake. The Swiss have a more relaxed attitude to alcohol consumption. From the age of 16, young people can be served beer or wine in a bar.

— Clare O’Dea, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:Out of a misty dreamOur path emerges for awhile, then closesWithin a dream.

— Ernest Dowson, The Poems and Prose of Ernest Dowson

People are more comfortable learning about wine because now they can just Google, you know, ‘Soave, ‘ and say, ‘Oh, O.K., cool.’

— Gary Vaynerchuk

Chris enjoys spending quality time while cooking, wine tasting, attending opera, playing golf, and practicing martial arts – JiuJitsu.

— Chris Salamone

He cross-examined his very wine when he had nothing else at hand.

— Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

It is no coincidence that, on all four sides, in all four corners, the borders of the Roman Empire stopped where wine could no longer be made.

— Neel Burton

Humans! They lived in a world where the grass continued to be green and the sun rose every day and flowers regularly turned into fruit, and what impressed them? Weeping statues. And wine made out of water!

— Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

Studying wine taught me that there was a very big difference between soil and dirt: dirt is to soul what zombies are to humans. Soil is full of life, while dirt is devoid of it.

— Olivier Magny, Into Wine: An Invitation to Pleasure

One does not become a poet by uttering beautiful words. One becomes a poet by pouring their soul as wine into the Cup of Love.

— Subhan Zein

He hadn’t “abused” alcohol, but had spent almost four years sitting in a chair drinking jug wine around the clock and looking, variously, at the wall, the window blind, and the TV screen.

— Gilbert Sorrentino, The Abyss of Human Illusion

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

— Robert Fripp

But language is wine upon his lips

— Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

With bread and wine you can walk your road.

— Spanish Proverb

Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after.

— George Gordon Byron

I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.

— Clement Attlee

He raised his wine for a toast. “To the Exquisite Nightmare.

— A.G. Howard, RoseBlood

I have drunken deep of joy And I will taste no other wine tonight.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of being well-preserved, but to skid sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, still screaming, ‘Whoo what a ride!

— Theresa Hollis

Few things surpass old wine and they may preach Who please the more because they preach in vain – Let us have wine and women mirth and laughter Sermons and soda-water the day after.

— Lord Byron

She was not sorry. And if it was the wine telling her that, then she would tell the wine the same thing tomorrow. She was not sorry.

— Mary Balogh, Slightly Wicked

Diogenes was asked what wine he liked best and he answered “Somebody else’s.”

— Michel de Montaigne

Pleasure for an hour a bottle of wine pleasure for a year marriage pleasure for a lifetime a garden.

— Chinese saying

You can find me at three in the morning in my living room with a glass of wine and really bad ’90s trip hop beats blaring from my headphones.

— Jenny Lewis

Ô, the wine of a woman from heaven is sent, more perfect than all that a man can invent.

— Roman Payne, Europa: Limited Time Edition

The storm is over, there is sunlight in my heart. I have a glass of wine and sit thinking of what has passed.

— P.G. Wodehouse, A Pelican at Blandings

Leave a kiss in my glass I won’t ask for wine

— Dr. Karan M Pai

For when the wine is in the wit is out.

— Thomas Becon

There was no whimsical ‘sip of wine at Thanksgiving’ for us kids while we were still teenagers. This was the Clinton era, and my parents were already worried about the moral deterioration of the country.

— Mindy Kaling, Why Not Me?

Oh the stellar sensation, Oh the cosmic elevation;Time is sober in death, For the wine of love;Is the blue life of the earth.

— Stephan Attia, Mythopia

You can tell German wine from vinegar … by the label.

— Mark Twain

Once, if my memory serves me well, my life was a banquet where every heart revealed itself, where every wine flowed.

— Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell

As well as writing, 2004 saw my first attempt at wine making: the elixir of life. Unfortunately, my effort tasted more like the elixir of death.

— Craig Briggs, Journey to a Dream

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

— Athenaeus

At the end of the day, it’s just grape juice. No one needs anything that I make. The last thing we need is another wine on the shelf. So that just makes me grateful for the people who do enjoy it.

— Andre Hueston Mack

Let us have wine and woman mirth and laughter. Sermons and soda-water the day after.

— Lord Byron

Take a glass of wine while reading, your feet on the back of your slave. This is the best combination of pleasures that is.

— Danny Tyran

There must be always wine and fellowship or we are truly lost.

— Ann Fairbairn

[I]t is the wine that leads me on, the wild winethat sets the wisest man to singat the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool – it drives theman to dancing… it eventempts him to blurt out storiesbetter never told.

— Homer, The Odyssey

I want to die.I want die by drowning in love.I want to die by becoming drunk, by drinking the pure wine of love.I want to die in an accident, By falling in love andbreaking my heart. I want to die by losing in the game of love.

— Debasish Mridha

It was 2:00 p.m., too early for wine but not for chocolate.

— Andrea Hurst, Always with You

Drink freely the wine life offers you and don’t worry how much you spill.

— Marty Rubin

Mixing old wine with new wine is stupidity, but mixing old wisdom with new wisdom is maturity.

— Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

What is blood but the wine of life?

— Vera Nazarian, Cobweb Bride

in other words, if you didn’t count the empty wine bottles and the iced over urine flows, it was the outer space that surrounded us.

— Pelevin, Victor

There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.

— Colette, Oeuvres complètes en seize volumes

Religion to me was only something to be used and abused, as it had done nothing for me other than give me pain. Religion for me was a method used to gain an extra bottle of wine or a nice meal.

— Stephen Richards, Harry’s Fight: Harry Marsden – From Catholic Care Home Abuse To Gangster To Good Fellow

The prettier the wine bottle, the higher the likelihood sorority girls will buy it.

— Lauren Leto

Legend has it that while drinking wine in a boat on the river, [8th century Chinese poet Li Po] tried to grab the moon’s reflection on the surface and tumbled in, which is probably the poet’s equivalent of dying bravely in battle.

— Matthew White, Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History

Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.

— Robert Fripp

She is such a health food nut she thinks a grape is wine in pill form.

— Elmer Pasta

Nothing with this woman was meant to be rushed. She was like a fine wine that only improved with age and time. Time she hadn’t been given growing up, but I’d waited close to a year.I could wait some more.

— Rachel Blaufeld, To See You

You were like fine wine, but cheap wine gets you drunk faster.

— Dominic Riccitello

Beauty is often worse than wine intoxicating both the holder and beholder.

— John Zimmerman

Being loud after drinking wine doesn’t help. Being silent after drinking wine doesn’t help. Nothing really ever gets solved either way.

— Mariel Hemingway, Invisible Girl

Thou hast shown thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

— Bible

The food we were given was no more than eatable, but the patron was not mean about drink; he allowed us two litres of wine a day each, knowing that if a plongeur is not given two litres he will steal three.

— George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London

What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.

— Diogenes

Very few problems cannot be solved by either coffee, wine or chocolate.

— Evelynn Crowe

Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.

— Basil Bunting

it’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!

— Kenny Chesney

Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time as aromatic wine it seemed on swallowing warm and racy its after-flavor metallic and corroding gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.

— Charlotte Bronte

He could still remember how the first sip of wine made him feel.

— Dianne Harman, Blue Coyote Motel

I really don’t do much on the night of Thanksgiving other than bring the wine and carve the turkey. My contribution comes the day after, in the form of breakfast. I usually just forage through the leftovers for things that will go well with eggs.

— Wylie Dufresne

Drink no longer water but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake.

— Anonymous

A feast is made for laughter and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

— Bible

Friendship is the wine of life.

— Edward Young

What I say will be a bit of boasting. The mad wine tells me to do it. Wine sets even a thoughtful man to singing, or sets him into softly laughing, sets him to dancing. Sometimes it tosses out a word that was better unspoken.

— Homer, The Odyssey

With learning lines, before I had Alfie, I’d put it off and think, ‘Oh, I’ll just have a glass of wine and then do it later, ‘ but when you’ve finally got a child to bed and you know you’ve only got an hour, then you achieve so much.

— Lesley Manville

What chance does logic have against a glass of wine and a kiss?

— Marty Rubin

God alert!” Blackjack yelled. “It’s the wine dude!Mr. D sighed in exasperation. “The next person, or horse, who calls me the ‘wine dude’ will end up in a bottle of Merlot!

— Rick Riordan, The Titan’s Curse

Don’t use your advance to buy an antique sports car, diamonds by the yard, or a bottle of wine from Thomas Jefferson’s cellar instead of investing in your book.

— M. J. Rose