Friday, 14 June 2013

It's Nearly World Gin Day! Here's Our Favourite Gin Quotations


Hooray, it's World Gin Day tomorrow! I think I might love this yearly special day even more than Christmas. Because GIN.

In case you haven't already planned your gin shenanigans, the World Gin Day website lists tons of excellent gin-related events happening this weekend throughout the UK (and indeed the world!)

To get us all in the mood, I've compiled a list of my favourite gin quotations:

"The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron." Phyllis Diller

"The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived." Bernard de Voto

"I exercise strong self control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast." W C Fields

"Nothing is more pleasurable than to sit in the shade, sip gin and contemplate other people's adulteries, and while the wormy apple of marriage still lives, the novel will not die." John Skow

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."Humphrey Bogart as Rick in Casablanca

"I’ll stick with gin.  Champagne is just ginger ale that knows somebody." - Alan Alda as Hawkeye in M*A*S*H, episode “Ceasefire”

"A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy."Noel Coward

“I feel wonderful and sad. It's the gin.” 
Stephen Beresford, The Last of the Haussmans

“When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument.” 
C.S. Forester, The African Queen

"For gin, in cruel sober truth, supplies the fuel for flaming youth." - Noel Coward

And finally:

Dylan Moran - Gin

“The most dangerous drink is gin. You have to be really, really careful with that. And you also have to be 45, female and sitting on the stairs. Because gin isn't really a drink, it's more a mascara thinner. "Nobody likes my shoes!" "I made... I made fifty... fucking vol-au-vents, and not one of you... not one of you... said 'Thank you.'" And my favourite: "Everybody, shut up. Shut up! This song is all about me.” -- Dylan Moran

How are you celebrating World Gin Day? Have we missed your favourite quotation? Let us know in the comments!

Image taken from Janet Ramsden's photostream under the Creative Commons License

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