— Dylan Thomas Welsh poet and writer 1914 - 1953
— Matt Haig, kniha Reasons to Stay Alive
„Alcohol make you drunk, man. It don't make you meditate, it just make you drunk. Herb is more a consciousness.“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
As recorded in filmed interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsfYAJ3dQyY&feature=player_embedded (1979) with Dylan Taite in Aotearoa, New Zealand The people who are trying to make this world worse aren't taking a day off. How can I?
„There's alcohol in plant and tree.
It must be Nature's plan
That there should be in fair degree
Some alcohol in Man.“
— A. P. Herbert British politician 1890 - 1971
Number Nine ( 1952) p. 151.
— John Cheever American novelist and short story writer 1912 - 1982
„Giving is something Mr. Rogers talks about. … Mr. Rogers didn't say anything about not drinking beer before you gave blood. Asel thinks that his big day is going to hell. Not too much has worked out for him. He drinks another beer at the bar and leaves.“
— Robert Olmstead American writer 1954
Soft Water (1988), p. 165
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Letters, Letter to A.N. Pleshcheev (October 9, 1888)
— C. S. Forester, The African Queen
The African Queen (1935)
„Useful for physicians who wish to understand alcoholism and the recovery process, and to gain anecdotal evidence of this process, which is presented by using the words of recovering alcoholics…. Can be of great value to those many physicians faced with individual patients who are drinking too much.“
— Arnold M. Ludwig
New York State Journal of Medicine, review of Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind.
„An outstanding effort filled with important information for those who treat alcoholics, live with alcoholics, or who are alcoholics…. A significant contribution to the field, and all who deal with alcoholics would benefit from reading it.“
— Arnold M. Ludwig
Science Books and Films, review of "Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind.
„The man of flesh and bone; the man who is born, suffers, and dies—above all, who dies; the man who eats and drinks and plays and sleeps and thinks and wills; the man who is seen and heard; the brother, the real brother.“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913)
„Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.“
— Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963
"On Invisibility" in Diary of an Unknown (1953)