Friday, June 29, 2007

Frank Sinatra and alcohol

This quote was displayed in one of our favourite pubs in New York for months. The first time I went there with the husband, he immediately directed my attention there.

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy but the Bible says love thy enemy."

Of course, it was quoted by the wonderful Frank Sinatra, who by the way was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, just a few miles from where I live now. I ought to do the Sinatra tour one of these days.

Another gem from Sinatra: "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."

I've been hanging around way too many non-alcohol-drinking people lately, who as good-hearted as they are, are not much fun in the evenings when the sun goes down and you want to let your hair down. Drinking alcohol is fun, fun, fun. (Why did I think of Jack from Will & Grace when I just wrote that?!! I've been watching too much TV!!)

4 comments:

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

I always thought that second crack was by WC Fields. Perhaps Ole Blue Eyes quoted him?

J.A.P.

wanderstruck said...

JAP: Maybe. Far as I could find, FS quoted it alright: http://thinkexist.com/quotation/i_feel_sorry_for_people_who_don-t_drink-when_they/151947.html
But WC Fields was apparently an alcoholic as well, and if you're interested here are some funny things he had to say about alcohol!
http://louisville.edu/~kprayb01/WCQuote.html#A2

Charukesi said...

oh, I came here to post my fav alcohol quote - WC Fields, of course - "Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water"

Charu

wanderstruck said...

Charu: :-)