Grapes have been turned as wine ever since the earliest civilizations. The great people of ancient history has been recorded drinking wine. And a chug of wine has been a source to some of the most brilliant (and some dumb) utterances from many prolific drinkers of the stuff. Since wine is a social drink that almost everyone loves, so inevitably, many successful lines immortalized the mighty drink.
Delight in some of the brilliant wine-related quotes from poets, authors, scientists, politicians, actors, and other prominent people in history:
- “No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober, where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.” – Thomas Jefferson
Wine is undoubtedly a common beverage, but most to the rich, during Thomas Jefferson’s time.
- “I shall drink no wine before it’s time! OK, it’s time.” – Groucho Marx
Now is always a good time to drink wine, according to this iconic comedian.
- “I drink sherry and wine by myself because I like it, and I get the sensuous feeling of indulgence…luxury, bliss, erotic-tinged.” – Sylvia Plath
Even if you don’t have a lover or you don’t have enough money, drinking wine makes you feel like you don’t need those things.
- “Wine represents to me sharing and good times and a celebration of life. It is always around happy occasions with family and friends and centered around joy. What better item to be involved in than something that represents all these wonderful things.” – Dan Aykroyd
Wine is more than a drink. It represents every good thing in this life.
- “A man may acquire a taste for wine or brandy, and so lose his love for water, but should we not pity him.” – Henry David Thoreau
Wine may replace water as a person’s most drank beverage, and this author says we must not pity him. We say we must pity his liver.
- “I would like a wine. The purpose of the wine is to get me drunk. A bad wine will get me as drunk as a good wine. I would like the good wine. And since the result is the same no matter which wine I drink, I’d like to pay the bad wine price.” – Steve Martin
Indeed, whether the wine is good or bad, expensive or cheap – as long as it can get you drunk, it’s okay.
- “I like all paintings. I always look at the paintings, good or bad, in barbershops, furniture stores, provincial hotels. I’m like a drinker who needs wine. As long as it is wine, it doesn’t matter which wine.” – Pablo Picasso
Even Picasso says so. All paintings are equal. Equally, all wine is the same.
- “Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year, for it is wrong to add fire to fire.” – Plato
Take note of this, people. This is some wise advice.
- “Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.” – Louis Pasteur
Since this is according to the scientist who proved that germs cause diseases, this can be right.
- “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” – Ernest Hemingway
Wine comes from basic, natural ingredients, but the way it’s presented is so pure, so luxurious, so civilized.
- “Here’s the problem, when you’re stargazing on a mountain top, you are partially oxygen-deprived, and you’re in command of million dollars worth of hardware. So as much as I would like to sip wine under the stars, it’s contraindicated in the instructions on operating telescopes.” – Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Thank God we’re not all astrophysicists – our stargazing moments can be met with alcohol and a delicious side snack.
- “Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink, I feel shame! Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this wine, they might be out of work, and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, ‘It is better that I drink this wine and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.” – Jack Handey
Here’s another perspective to consider in times when you’re feeling guilty about your wine consumption.
- “Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” – Benjamin Franklin
It’s another proof of the many joys alcohol brings to our lives.
- “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
Even the legendary Maya Angelou believes that wine is appealing and addicting.
- “Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense.” – Tennessee Williams
It’s true – if you need extra confidence, just drink a glass of wine, and you’re fine.
- “Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, I’m finding enjoyment in things that stop time. Just the simple act of tasting a glass of wine is its own event. You’re not downing a glass of wine in the midst of doing something else.” – David Hyde Pierce
It’s true – as you get older, you learn to appreciate the little things in life.
- “Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” – Paulo Coelho
When it comes to art, we can count on Paulo Coelho to know his thing. He’s a celebrated novelist anyway. And it seems like he also takes note of the distinction of wine.
- “Wine is a living liquid containing no preservatives. Its life cycle comprises youth, maturity, old age, and death. When not treated with reasonable respect, it will sicken and die.” – Julia Child
This is one precise case as to why wine is fantastic.
- “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” – Joan Collins
When it comes to wine, age matters so much. To some, it’s the only thing that matters.
- “Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.” – Alexander Fleming
This is why it’s great to drink wine during the good times and the bad. Either way, it adds to your happiness.
- “Wine brings to light the hidden secrets of the soul, gives being to our hopes, bids the coward flight, drives dull care away, and teaches new means for the accomplishment of our wishes.” – Horace
With just the right amount of wine, you can make your situation a little bit better.
- “Beer is made by men, wine by God!” – Martin Luther
Well, Jesus did turn water into wine, not beer. Makes sense.
- “Wine, to me, is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.” – Robert Mondavi
This winemaker, who created the world’s finest Napa Valley wines, has truly found his passion and life’s purpose.
- “A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow.” – Kathy Mattea
Oh yes, gourmet meals are best served with a glass of great wine.