Quotes About Drinking Wine

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Quotes About Drinking Wine

Everybody had his arms on everybody elses shoulders, and they were all singing. Mike was sitting at the table with several men in their shirt-sleeves, eating from a bowl of tuna fish, chopped onions and vinegar. They were all drinking wine and mopping up the oil and vinegar with pieces of bread. "Hello, Jake. Hello!" Mike called. "Come here. I want you to meet my friends. We are all having an hors dœuvre.
— Ernest Hemingway —

The English seem to think drinking wine is like committing adultery, something you do rarely and abroad.

— William Nicholson

Drinking wine and wearing trousers were nothing compared to reading the history of ideas.

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali

What is meditation? What is leaving one's body? What is fasting? What is holding one's breath? It is fleeing from the self, it is a short escape of the agony of being a self, it is a short numbing of the senses against the pain and the pointlessness of life. The same escape, the same short numbing is what the driver of an ox-cart finds in the inn, drinking a few bowls of rice-wine or fermented coconut-milk. Then he won't feel his self any more, then he won't feel the pains of life any more, then he finds a short numbing of the senses. When he falls asleep over his bowl of rice-wine, he'll find the same what Siddhartha and Govinda find when they escape their bodies through long exercises, staying in the non-self.

— Hermann Hesse

God has given us a dark wine so potent that, drinking it, we leave the two worlds.

— Rumi

I throw a kiss across the sea, I drink the winds as drinking wine, And dream they all are blown from thee, I catch the whisper'd kiss of thine.

— Joaquin Miller

Politicizing of kids starts with pregnancy, of course. You shouldn't be drinking wine. You can't be smoking, either. The poor woman is poked and prodded and touched and obsessed over.

— Sam Mendes

Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures.

— Michael Broadbent

I like to think I'm a night person, because that's my job, but now I'm a father of three. I'm trying to become more of a morning person. I don't know if it will last. I have two choices, right? Either I'm bitter about getting up early, or I start drinking wine earlier and get to bed.

— Dave Matthews

Sir, I have no objection to a man's drinking wine, if he can do it in moderation. I found myself apt to go to excess in it, and therefore, after having been for some time without it, on account of illness, I thought it better not to return to it. Every man is to judge for himself, according to the effects which he experiences.

— Samuel Johnson

I prefer old books and find them more relevant. I dislike new books. It's like drinking wine that's not ready.

— Jonathan Lethem

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