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Absinthe Quotes


"Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder." - Ethel Mumford

"Got tight on absinthe last night. Did knife tricks." - Ernest Hemingway

"I understand that absinthe makes the tart grow fonder." - Ernest Dowson

"A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?" - Oscar Wilde

"I could never quite accustom myself to absinthe, but it suits my style so well" - Oscar Wilde

"There is only one absinthe drinker, and that's the man who painted this idiotic picture." - Thomas Couture

"Right now, Im very healthy. I have no vices left. Except sugary breakfast cereal. And absinthe, of course." - Johnny Galecki

"Right now, I'm very healthy. I have no vices left. Except sugary breakfast cereal. And absinthe, of course." - Johnny Galecki

"I sit at my door, smoking a cigarette and sipping my absinthe, and I enjoy every day without a care in the world" - Paul Gauguin

"Let me be mad, then, by all means! mad with the madness of Absinthe, the wildest, most luxurious madness in the world! Vive la folie! Vive l'amour! Vive l'animalisme! Vive le Diable!" - Marie Corelli

"I took a bottle of pills. I'd been in Europe and I had a lot of absinthe and I was just drinking and drinking, trying to, you know, just shut my body down." - Jack Osbourne

"After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. I mean disassociated. Take a top hat. You think you see it as it really is. But you do' because you associate it with other things and ideas.If you had never heard of one before, and suddenly saw it alone, you'd be frightened, or you'd laugh. That is the effect absinthe has, and that is why it drives men mad. Three nights I sat up all night drinking absinthe, and thinking that I was singularly clear-headed and sane. The waiter came in and began watering the sawdust.The most wonderful flowers, tulips, lilies and roses, sprang up, and made a garden in the cafe. 'Do' you see them?' I said to him. 'Mais non, monsieur, il n'y a rien." - Oscar Wilde

"What is it in absinthe that makes it a separate cult? The effects of its abuse are totally distinct from those of other stimulants. Even in ruin and in degradation it remains a thing apart: its victims wear a ghastly aureole all their own, and in their peculiar hell yet gloat with a sinister perversion of pride that they are not as other men." - Aleister Crowley

"Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so corrosive that out of all substances it has been chosen for washing and scouring, and a drop of water added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddles it." - Alfred Jarry

"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife underhand into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all the furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it." - Ernest Hemingway

"Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the "good life", whatever it is and wherever it happens to be." - Hunter S Thompson

"I peed in my wife's boot once. On honeymoon, in Madrid, we were drinking absinthe and somehow made it back to our hotel. I don't remember a second of this, but my wife woke up to this noise. Two of her boots were in the corner, one had fallen down and the other was standing up and I was peeing into it! It was a hole, and it looked like a toilet. She said: "Rob, wake up, you're peeing into my shoe!"" - Rob Corddry