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Quotable Harlot

“Basically, I’m the girl your mother warned you about.”  —  Dita Von Teese

“Love the wine you’re with.” — Teri Love of Gioia Wine

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”  —  Abraham Lincoln

“Good girls go to heaven.  Bad girls go everywhere.” — Mae West

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”  —  Sir Winston Churchill

“Here’s a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.”  —  Tallulah Bankhead

“The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.”  —  Humphrey Bogart

“The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.”   —  Rene Descartes

“Civilization begins with distillation.”   —  William Faulkner
“Civilization begins with fermentation.”  —  Wine Harlot

“Everybody has to believe in something…I believe I’ll have another drink.” — W.C. Fields

“I’m as pure as the driven slush.”  —  Tallulah Bankhead

“A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.” — Marilyn Monroe

“Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.”  —  C. S. Lewis

“Trust your palate.”  —  Gary Vaynerchuk
“Expand your palate, blow your mind.”  —  Wine Harlot

“Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.”  —  Dorothy Parker

“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.”  —  Kurt Vonnegut

“Abstinence does not make the heart grow fonder.”  —  Wine Harlot

“If you can’t say something nice, come sit next to me.”   —  Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“At four o’clock in the morning, when everyone is drunk enough, then extraordinary things can happen.”  —  James Baldwin.

“If you would not step into the harlot’s house, do not go by the harlot’s door.”  —  Thomas Secker

“I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.”  —  Sir Winston Churchill

“An alcoholic is someone you don’t like, who drinks as much as you do.”  —  Dylan Thomas

“Go very light on the vices. The social ramble ain’t restful.”  —  Satchel Paige

“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”  —  Ernest Hemingway

“Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner. Tactics is getting her to drink it.”  —  Frank Muir

“In victory you deserve it, in defeat you need it.”  —  Napoleon Bonaparte  (speaking of Champagne)

“Come quickly!  I’m drinking the stars!”  —  Dom Pérignon

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”  —  Benjamin Franklin

“Let them eat cake.”  —  Marie Antoinette
“Let them drink Cakebread.”  —  Wine Harlot

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”  —  Aristotle
“I’ll drink to that!”  —  Wine Harlot

“Great wine is about nuance, surprise, subtlety, expression, qualities that keep you coming back for another taste.  Rejecting a wine because it is not big enough is like rejecting a book because it is not long enough, or a piece of music because it is not loud enough.”  —  Kermit Lynch Adventures on the Wine Route

“I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad.  Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone.  When I have company I consider it obligatory.  I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am.  Otherwise, I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”  —  Lily Bollinger
“I’m thirsty!”  —  Wine Harlot

“The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.”  —  Homer

“I think there’s a reason why wine figures into so many religions. There’s something transcendent about it. It’s sort of the way that music is more than the sum of its parts. You have all these elements that make up the terroir that wine can communicate.”  —  Maynard James Keenan

“Wine is really an expression of a place on the planet.  It really reminded me of the place — not just the flavor, but the soils, the leaves decaying in the fall, the stream flowing by. I was just possessed by it. Our job as winemakers is to artistically interpret a landscape through this liquid. I’d been working as an ecologist for years. This was a chance to become an artist.”  —  Eric Glomski

“Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.”  —  Fran Lebowitz

”Oh cool. I’m being followed by Wine Harlots.  My two favorite things.” —  Chris Blake  (In response to being followed on Twitter )

“Vino veritas.
In wine, there is truth.
Let us drink to the truth.”
Wine Harlot