Beer is a great invention. It’s the ever-present, almighty inspiration behind so many works of art, music, literature, film, and of course, one-night-stands. It’s no wonder that so many famous people and prominent citizens have said quotable quotes about the drink. Perhaps they simply can’t live without beer on the fridge, or they said it with an ice-cold beer in hand and a smile from ear to ear.
Here are some of the most exciting sayings about beer:
- “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin
When you drink beer, your mood instantly brightens up. It’s funny to think that the founding father of the United States thought about how beer proved God’s love for humankind.
- “Ah, beer. The cause of and the solution to all of life’s problems.” – Homer Simpson
Well said, Homer. Well said.
- “Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.” – Henry Lawson
It’s a wise saying, but it says something tragic about the writer’s life. Lawson turned to alcohol to forget his deafness, shyness, and for relief and refuge for the many negative things he felt so keenly.
- “He is a wise man who invented beer.” – Plato
The inventor of the beer truly is a wise man. We’ll never know who he or she is since beer actually predates human’s written history, but that person is genuinely overflowing with wisdom.
- “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
When people who can save a national crisis is given some beer, they can be better at their jobs.
- “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, That’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” – Frank Sinatra
For Sinatra, a drink can make you feel your best. But for non-drinkers, there are a lot of things that can make your day great.
- “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” – Ernest Hemingway
Sometimes, the beer becomes a person’s excuse to do nasty, unspeakable things he or she won’t be proud of. But this quote is an excellent reminder that if you can’t do or say it when you’re sober, then it probably shouldn’t be said or done at all.
- “I work until beer o’clock.” – Stephen King
Once it’s time to go home, you’re free to drink.
- “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
Beer and pizza is the perfect Saturday night combination.
- “Next to music, beer was best.” – Carson McCullers
We can’t live without music, but beer goes second for many.
- “Milk is for babies. When you grow up, you have to drink beer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Real grown-ups drink beer.
- “Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health.” – Thomas Jefferson
That’s true. But if you drink too much, the opposite of these things is what will happen to you.
- “I’ve only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.” – Sid Vicious
Love is a powerful force and emotion. You can feel it with beer.
- “We old folks have to find our cushions and pillows in our tankards. Strong beer is the milk of the old.” –Martin Luther
Even Martin Luther, the famous protestant reformer, is a believer of what beer can do.
- “Beer’s intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it.” – Ray Bradbury
Some people are just not worth this fantastic drink.
- “Keep your libraries, your penal institutions, your insane asylums… give me beer. You think man needs rule, he needs beer. The world does not need morals, it needs beer… The souls of men have been fed with indigestibles, but the soul could make use of beer.” – Henry Miller
Some folks, just like Henry Miller, believe that beer can solve a lot of problems. They say you don’t need morals, rulers, and institutions – they only need a beer.
- “I’m gaining weight the right way: I’m drinking beer.” — Johnny Damon
Beer belly is real. If you don’t like it, better yet stay
- “A meal of bread, cheese, and beer constitute the perfect food.” — Queen Elizabeth I
Royals can eat anything they want and ask any highly-respected chefs to cook for them, but for Queen Elizabeth I, nothing can match a meal of bread, cheese, and beer.
- “I am sure of this, that if everybody were to drink their bottle a day, there would be not half the disorders in the world there are now. It would be a famous good thing for us all.” – Jane Austen
We hear a lot about the antioxidants in wine, but did you know that beer is more nutritious than other alcoholic drinks? It has just as many antioxidants as wine, and it even exceeds wine in terms of protein and vitamin B. Jane Austen might be right.
- “24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?” – Stephen Wright
It’s nice to think about, but don’t drink 24 beers every day. Just don’t.
- “Sometimes, when I reflect 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. I think, ‘It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.” – Babe Ruth
This is a good quote to remember if you’re feeling guilty about buying and drinking beer. Remember the workers. Do this for them. But still, drink in moderation.
- “There is nothing in the world like the first taste of beer.” – John Steinbeck
You may not like it at first – lest, you may even hate how bitter it tastes and how it smells like, especially if it’s your first time drinking alcohol. But you may not like the first sip and want to throw the rest of the bottle away. You may not understand why you’ll get a craving for a beer later on. It pays to taste a good beer for the first time.
- “Well, I never met a beer I didn’t drink. And down it goes.” – Norm Peterson
Once a beer goes into your line of sight, it must be chugged down.
- “That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens, you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens, you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens, you drink to make something happen.” – Charles Bukowski
Beer and alcohol are ever-present to a human’s lifetime – whether highs and lows and in between.
- “Beauty lies in the hands of the beer holder.” – Anonymous
Save the best quote for last. This saying speaks on so many levels.