Go fetch to me a pint o' wine, And fill it in a silver tassie, That I may drink, before I go, A service to my bonie lassie.Robert Burns: 1788 'My Bonie Mary', stanza1.
When things go wrong and will not come right, Though you do the best you can, When life looks black as the hour of nightMyles na Gopaleen: US writer. She is best known as a novelist, but has also published several volumes of poetry, and essays, critical writings and journalism.
I'd like for them to say he took a few cups of love, he took one tablespoon of patience, teaspoon of generosity, one pint of kindness. He took one quart of laughter, one pinch of concern, and then, he mix willlingness with happiness, he added lots of faith, and he stired it up well, then he spreads it over his span of a lifetime, and he served it to each and every deserving person he met.muhammad ali: Response to George Plimpton, question at the end of an interview: "What would you like people to think about you when you've gone?" - YouTube video
David Frost: What would you like people to think about you when you've gone?Muhammad Ali: I'd like for them to say:He took a few cups of love.He took one tablespoon of patience,One teaspoon of generosity,One pint of kindness.He took one quart of laughter,One pinch of concern.And then, he mixed willingness with happiness.He added lots of faith,And he stirred it up well.Then he spread it over a span of a lifetime,And he served it to each and every deserving person he met.muhammad ali: YouTube video
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce,That all my wealth won't buy me healthSo I smoke a pint of tea a day.lenny bruce: Simon and Garfunkel's A Simple Desultory Philippic[]
It would be a very short pint. It would be gummy bears and matzah, and be called Chewy Jewy.stephen colbert: In response to a question about what he would put into a Jon Stewart Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor, University of Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series (4 April 2008)
The foot, the pound, and the pint are all close to the size of many things used in daily life. In contrast, the metre, the kilogram, and the litre are all rather large, and the centimetre, the gram, and the millilitre rather small, for many practical uses.thomas flanagan: Chapter 4, Models of Metrication, p. 64
I was the driver's mate, delivering the bottles and beer around South Yorkshire. We used to have a pint at every stop – well the driver's mate did, not the driver, thankfully – and we used to have about 10 stops in a day. You worked so hard you didn't feel you'd drunk 10 pints by four o'clock, you used to sweat so much. But then you had to lift all the empties off the lorry. It's probably horrifying but we used to do that then go home for tea and then go out in the evening to the pub.william hague: Interview, GQ magazine, August 2000
I like Americans now. They're dead nice. More polite. They aren't like the English, 'Ey Mac, comin' for a pint round the corner, yer twat?' I hate all that stuff, all that wanting you to be like you were in 1982. I've made up me mind that where I'm gonna regain the lost ground is over here in America. People here are always asking me, "Can you play 'Lips Like Sugar' on an acoustic guitar?" And I'm like, "No!" It was an OK song, I suppose, but it didn't sound like us. We just got sucked into a new mentality on that last album, the sound of Radio America. It did great here, but by then I just thought we weren't good enough any more. It was pretty happening, the States was building and building but it didn't feel good on stage. We weren't really communicating as mates and stuff. I mean, I was used to believing that we were the best group going.ian mcculloch: Describing what American's always ask him.
A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.george s. patton: Letter (3 March 1944), later published in War As I Knew It (1947) Similar expressions were also used in his famous "Speech to the Third Army" in June 1944. The phrase is similar to one attributed to Erwin Rommel, "Sweat saves blood, blood saves lives, and brains saves both", and to an even older one by August Willich: "A drop of sweat on the drill ground will save many drops of blood on the battlefield" from The Army: Standing Army or National Army? (1866)
I know there is a cure for whatever bio terrorism they throw at us, and it lies within Keith Richards I do know that. He is the only man on the planet that could go (imitates Keith snorting something) "Anthrax? All right! Doesn't go with my E. coli but f*ck." Keith makes The Osbornes look f*cking Amish. He's insane. I've seen Keith go to a drug dealer and the drug dealers go "I'm out man. I'm sorry. I have nothing left. Supposedly he goes to Switzerland and changes his blood. Not like one pint but like a f*cking Chevorlet all of it. I just wanna know who gets his blood. Some old Swiss man's going "HEIDI!! We've gotta go out tour you b*tch! We've got to pay for Mick's babies!" Come on!!!" Because I know this. I know that we may all be dead and gone, Keith will still be there with five cockroaches. Keith will go "Ya know I smoked your uncle! Did ya know that? F*cking crazy!"keith richards: Robin Williams "Live on Broadway" 2002.
If a workman can conveniently spare those three halfpence, he buys a pot of porter. If he cannot, he contents himself with a pint, and, as a penny saved is a penny got, he thus gains a farthing by his temperance.Adam Smith: Chapter II, Part II, Article IV, p. 951
I was going home two hours ago, but was met by Mr. Griffith, who has kept me ever since. I will come within a pint of wine.richard steele: Eleven at night, January 5, 1708.
Alas! in nature, as in art, we gain only according to our capacity. You cannot put an ocean in a pint pot.flora thompson: November Chapter The Peverel Papers - A yearbook of the countryside ed Julian Shuckburgh Century Hutchinson 1986
My father and I didn't get on. He was sport mad and wanted a son who enjoyed that. He also liked to go to the pub for a pint of bitter. When I was old enough to go with him, I asked for a sweet sherry. He was shocked and said: "You namby-pamby sod."kenneth williams: Quoted in the Daily Mail, 31st October 2008.
Your country, mine, every other country in the world, has the same cause and what it does is, it takes people who don’t give a pint of whaledreck for it and sends them off to kill women and children. Yes, it’s the cause of every country on earth! And you know what I call that cause? I call it naked stinking greed.john brunner: continuity (37) “Storage”
Making models was reputed to be hugely enjoyable... But when you got the kit home and opened the box the contents turned out to be of a uniform leaden gray or olive green, consisting of perhaps sixty thousand tiny parts, some no larger than a proton, all attached in some organic, inseparable way to plastic stalks like swizzle sticks. The tubes of glue by contrast were the size of large pastry tubes. No matter how gently you depressed them they would blurp out a pint or so of a clear viscous goo whose one instinct was to attach itself to some foreign object a human finger, the living-room drapes, the fur of a passing animal and become an infinitely long string. Any attempt to break the string resulted in the creation of more strings. Within moments you would be attached to hundreds of sagging strands, all connected to something that had nothing to do with model airplanes or World War II. The only thing the glue wouldn’t stick to, interestingly, was a piece of plastic model; then it just became a slippery lubricant that allowed any two pieces of model to glide endlessly over each other, never drying. The upshot was that after about forty minutes of intensive but troubled endeavor you and your immediate surroundings were covered in a glistening spiderweb of glue at the heart of which was a gray fuselage with one wing on upside down and a pilot accidentally but irremediably attached by his flying cap to the cockpit ceiling. Happily by this point you were so high on the glue that you didn’t give a shit about the pilot, the model, or anything else.Bill Bryson: p. 81 (The Life And Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (2006))
This beautiful-looking guy with a fur coat and mad, curly hair walked in. He went to the bar and got a pint of Guinness, then plugged in his Fender and began to sing. Everybody was completely blown away. Who was it? It was Jeff Buckley.jeff buckley: Douglas Payne of Travis from Dream Brother (the book) written by David Browne.
Andy and his little gang of bearded apes have made it clear that they intend to patrol the streets of London enforcing Sharia and preventing people going about their lawful business. I'll be interested to see how that works out for them. I've known a few Eastenders in my time, and I can't think of anyone - with the possible exception of Geordies (that's people from Newcastle) - who are less likely to tolerate having their pint of beer, their betting shop and their song and dance interfered with by a bunch of puffed-up bearded blowfish in pyjamas. And that's just the women.pat condell: YouTube video (July 29, 2011; from YouTube)
So the baby was carried in a small deal box, under an ancient woman's shawl, to the churchyard that night, and buried by lantern-light, at the cost of a shilling and a pint of beer to the sexton, in that shabby corner of God's allotment where He lets the nettles grow, and where all unbaptized infants, notorious drunkards, suicides, and others of the conjecturally damned are laid.thomas hardy: Phase the Second: Maiden No More, ch. XIV
I du believe with all my soul In the gret Press's freedom, To pint the people to the goal An' in the traces lead 'em.james russell lowell: No. 6, st. 7.
The pint would call the quart a dualist, if you tried to pour the quart into him.george santayana: p. 60 (Vol. V, Reason in Science)
Of my merit On thet pint you yourself may jedge; All is, I never drink no sperit, Nor I haint never signed no pledge.james russell lowell: No. vii. (The Biglow Papers. First Series.)
Of my merit On that pint you yourself may jedge: All is, I never drink no sperit, Nor I haint never signed no pledge.James Russell Lowell, Biglow Papers, First Series. No. VII, Stanza 9.
If a workman can conveniently spare those three halfpence, he buys a pot of porter. If he cannot, he contents himself with a pint, and, as a penny saved is a penny got, he thus gains a farthing by his temperance.Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article IV, pg.951.