The Best Whiskey Quotes of All Time

We are not here to say that talking about whiskey is ever going to be as fun as actually drinking whiskey (come on, we’ve had our share and know just how fun drinking whiskey can be), but that does not mean that talking about the water of life still can’t be pretty damn enjoyable. You may not be sitting around a fire with your best friends right now, but you may be on a zoom call, with everyone enjoying a fine dram from the comforts of their own home, getting ready to wax poetic about the beautiful brown liquor in your glass.

Okay, maybe you’re not sitting on a Zoom call, either, but you do need a new quote for your Tinder profile (#quarantineandchill). Or maybe you’re feeling morbid and want to plan your gravestone prematurely and want the world to know that, even in death, you really freaking love whiskey. We’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find famous quotes from a variety of celebrities across time, from writers to actors to professional athletes, that all discuss whiskey. We love these quotes and, frankly, we think you will, too.

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Hunter S. Thompson

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“Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested.”

Ernest Hemingway

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“Never delay kissing a pretty girl or opening a bottle of whiskey.”   

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Mark Twain

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“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

Winston Churchill

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“The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.”

Tug McGraw

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“Ninety percent I’ll spend on good times, women, and Irish Whiskey. The other 10 percent I’ll probably waste.”

Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn
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“I like my whisky old and my women young.”

George Bernard Shaw

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“Whisky is liquid sunshine.”

William Faulkner

William Faulkner
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“My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.”

Ava Gardner

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“I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.”

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