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"Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune." - Giuseppe Garibaldi

"Bacchus, ever fair and ever young." - John Dryden

"Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune." - Thomas Fuller

"The pinecone is a fearsome tool of destruction! -Bacchus" - Rick Riordan

"Without Ceres (bread) and Bacchus (wine) Venus (love) freezes." - Terence

"Bacchus, n. A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk." - Ambrose Bierce

"Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape, Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine." - John Milton

"Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape Crush'd the sweet poison of misused wine." - John Milton

"Fighting giants was one thing. Bacchus making into a game was something else." - Rick Riordan

"Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk." - Ambrose Bierce

"Lord Bacchus, do you remember me? I helped you with that missing leopard in Sonoma." Bacchus scratched his stubbly chin. "Ah... yes. John Green." "Jason Grace." "Whatever," the god said." - Rick Riordan

"Who gives to Aristaeus honey; Or wine to Bacchus, or Triptolemus Earth's fruits, or apples to Alcinous?" - Ovid

"What are all the orgies of Bacchus when compared to the intoxication of someone who completely surrenders to continence!" - Karl Kraus

"(Those women whom the distaff no longer claims nor spun cloth) driven made, mad, mad by Bacchus." - Hilda Doolittle

"Entertain me, heroes of Olympus. Give me a reason to do more." Bacchus to Percy and Jason" - Rick Riordan

"Some good lessons Are also learnt from Ceres and from Bacchus, Without whom Venus will not long attack us." - Lord Byron

"Far from me be the gift of Bacchus - pernicious, inflaming wine, that weakens both body and mind." - Homer

"Eat and carouse with Bacchus, or munch dry bread with Jesus, but don't sit down without one of the gods." - D H Lawrence

"Far from me be the gift of Bacchus-pernicious, inflaming wine, that weakens both body and mind." - Homer

"In Belgium, the magistrate has the dignity of a prince, but by Bacchus, it is true that the brewer is king." - Emile Verhaeren

"The most distinguished merit of those two officers was their respective prowess, of the one in the combats of Bacchus, of the other in those of Venus." - Edward Gibbon

"Love's tongue proves dainty Bacchus gross in taste. For valor, is not Love a Hercules, Still climbing trees in the Hesperides?" - William Shakespeare

"Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken." - Ludwig Van Beethoven

"Bacchus ever fair and young, Drinking joys did first ordain. Bachus's blessings are a treasure, Drinking is the soldier's pleasure, Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure- Sweet is pleasure after pain." - John Dryden

"Theseus made unscrupulous use of Ariadne (whom he left on an island where Bacchus later found her-I always think that really meant she took to drink, poor girl)." - Diana Wynne Jones

"For when we quaff the gen'rous bowl, Then sleep the sorrows of our soul. Let us drink the juice divine, The gift of Bacchus, god of wine. When I take wine, my cares go to rest." - Anacreon

"Say, Bacchus, why so placid? What can there be In commune held by Pallas and by thee? Her pleasure is in darts and battles; thine In joyous feasts and draughts of rosy wine." - Anonymous

"Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards, But on the viewless wings of Poesy, Though the dull brain perplexes and retards: Already with thee! tender is the night, And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne." - John Keats

"If Bacchus ever had a color he could claim for his own, it should surely be the shade of tannin on drunken lips, of John Keat's 'purple-stained mouth,' or perhaps even of Homer's dangerously wine-dark sea." - Victoria Finlay

"The harvest moon has no innocence, like the slim quarter moon of a spring twilight, nor has it the silver penny brilliance of the moon that looks down upon the resorts of summer time. Wise, ripe, and portly, like an old Bacchus, it waxes night after night." - Donald C. Peattie

"I love drinking now and then. It defecates the standing pool of thought. A man perpetually in the paroxysm and fears of inebriety is like a half-drowned stupid wretch condemned to labor unceasingly in water; but a now-and-then tribute to Bacchus is like the cold bath, bracing and invigorating." - Robert Burns

"The construction of temples of the Ionic order to Juno , Diana , Father Bacchus, and the other gods of that kind, will be in keeping with the middle position which they hold; for the building of such will be an appropriate combination of the severity of the Doric and the delicacy of the Corinthian ." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"Oh, meet is the reverence unto Bacchus paid! We will praise him still in the songs of our fatherland, We will pour the sacred wine, the chargers lade, And the victim kid shall unresisting stand, Led by his horns to the altar, where we turn The hazel spits while the dripping entrails burn." - Virgil

"If anyone decided to call the sea Neptune, and corn Ceres, and to misapply the name of Bacchus rather than to give liquor its right name, so be it; and let him dub the round world "Mother of the Gods" so long as he is careful not really to infest his mind with base superstitions." - Lucretius

"In the worship of Bacchus, we have sacrificed too freely.... Why not consecrate ourselves to the queen of the Camelias, and revel in the warm stream of sympathy that flows from her altar? In the liquid amber within the ivory-porcelain, the initiated may touch the sweet reticence of Confucius..." - Okakura Kakuzo

"Come boy, and pour for me a cup Of old Falernian. Fill it up With wine, strong, sparkling, bright, and clear; Our host decrees no water here. Let dullards drink the Nymph's pale brew, The sluggish thin their blood with dew. For such pale stuff we have no use; For us the purple grape's rich juice. Begone, ye chilling water sprite; Here burning Bacchus rules tonight! Catullus, Selections From Catullus No poems can live long or please that are written by water-drinkers." - Horace

"Science and mathematics [are] much more compelling and exciting than the doctrines of pseudoscience, whose practitioners were condemned as early as the fifth century B.C. by the Ionian philosopher Heraclitus as 'night walkers, magicians, priests of Bacchus, priestesses of the wine-vat, mystery-mongers.' But science is more intricate and subtle, reveals a much richer universe, and powerfully evokes our sense of wonder. And it has the additional and important virtue-to whatever extent the word has any meaning-of being true." - Carl Sagan

"The god entered some women so completely that they became immortal, or very close to it. Bacchus was the god of the grape, of course, so bars are very interesting to maenads. In fact, so interesting that they don't like other creatures of darkness becoming involved. Maenads consider that the violence sparked by the consumption of alcohol belongs to them; that's what they feed off, now that no one formally worships their god. And they are attracted to pride." - Charlaine Harris

"Wine give strenght to weary men. and And wine can of their wits the wise beguile. Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile. and Let those who drink not, but austerely dine, Dry up in law; the muses smell of wine. and No poem was ever written by a drinker of water. and Bacchus opens the gate of the heart. and Might to inspire new hopes and powerful To drown the bitterness of cares." - Homer

"Answer my question, Bacchus. I'm not one of your dickless Greeks to be kept waiting for an answer. (Camulus) You better take a more civil tone with me, Cam. I'm not one of your flaccid Celts to shake in terror of your wrath. You want to fight, boy, bring it on. (Dionysus) Whoa, hang on a second. Let's save the fighting for when you two take over the world, okay? (Styxx)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Answer my question, Bacchus. I'm not one of your dickless Greeks to be kept waiting for an answer. (Camulus) You better take a more civil tone with me, Cam. I'm not one of your flaccid Celts to shake in terror of your wrath. You want to fight, boy, bring it on. (Dionysus) Whoa, hang on a second. Let's save the fighting for when you two take over the world, okay? (Styxx)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon



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