Words of the great and famous…

When a woman told Winston Churchill he was drunk, he retorted… ‘‘Madam, you’re ugly. Tomorrow morning, however, I shall be sober’’

‘‘I should never have switched from scotch to Martinis’’ – Humphrey Bogart.

‘‘I’ve had 18 straight whiskies, I think that’s a record!’’ – hell-raising Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

On his father’s last days, the American poet Kenneth Rexroth reminisced… ‘‘He said he was dying of fast women, slow horses, crooked cards and straight whiskey.’’

Comic poet Ogden Nash on how to reach a girl’s heart… ‘‘Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.’’

Oscar Wilde on drink… ‘‘Work is the curse of the drinking classes. Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.’’