Comedy, I imagine, is harder to do consistently than tragedy, but I like it spiced in the wine of sadness.Bernard Malamud
And wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.Alexander Pope
Sosias: The love of wine is a good man's failing. (tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus )Aristophanes
I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight.Percy Bysshe Shelley
What though youth gave love and roses,Age still leaves us friends and wine.thomas moore
Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.Bible (Apocrypha)
Then sing as Martin Luther sang,As Doctor Martin Luther sang,“Who loves not wine, woman and song,He is a fool his whole life long.”william makepeace thackeray
And mid-May’s eldest child, The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.john keats
Fish, to taste right, must swim three times - in water, in butter, and in wine.Polish Proverb
A weary lot is thine, fair maid, A weary lot is thine! To pull the thorn thy brow to braid, And press the rue for wine!Sir Walter Scott
This bottle's the sun of our table, His beams are rosy wine; We planets that are not able Without his help to shine.Richard Brinsley Sheridan
As long as our civilization is essentially one of property, of fences, of exclusiveness, it will be mocked by delusions.Our riches will leave us sick; there will be bitterness in our laughter; and our wine will burn our mouth.RalphWaldo Emerson
Gin by pailfuls, wine in rivers, Dash the window-glass to shivers! For three wild lads were we, brave boys, And three wild lads were we; Thou on the land, and I on the sand, And Jack on the gallows-tree!Sir Walter Scott
You think it more difficult to turn air into wine than to turn wine into blood?graham greene
The word is clear only to the kind who on peak or plain, from dark northern ice-fields to the hot wet jungles, through all wine and want, through lies and unfamiliar truth, dark or light, are governed by the unknown gods, and though each man knows the law, no man may give tongue to it.Stephen Crane
The Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation...claims...the "Whole substance" of the wine is converted into the blood of Christ,; the appearance of wine that remains is "merely accidental", "inhering in no substance". Transubstantiation is colloquially taught as meaning that the wine "literally" turns into the blood of Christ. Whether in its obfuscatory Aristotelian or its franker colloquial form, the claim of transubstantiation can be made only if we do serious violence to the normal meanings of words like 'substance' and 'literally'.Richard Dawkins
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.Bible (Old Testament)
And the vine said unto them, Shoult I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?Judges 9:13 (KJV).
Jesus Christ, whose body and blood are truly contained in the sacrament of the altar under the forms of bread and wine; the bread being changed ( transsubstantiatio ) by divine power into the body, and the wine into the blood, so that to realize the mystery of unity we may receive of Him what He has received of us. And this sacrament no one can effect except the priest who has been duly ordained in accordance with the keys of the Church, which Jesus Christ Himself gave to the Apostles and their successors.The Canons of the Fourth Lateran Council, 1215, Canon 1, asserting the dogma of transubstantiation
The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.Eric Hoffer, “Thoughts of Eric Hoffer, Including: ‘Absolute Faith Corrupts Absolutely,’” The New York Times Magazine, April 25, 1971, p. 60.
So the Lord awaked as one out of sleep: and like a giant refreshed with wine.Psalm 78:66.
Men to whom wine had brought death long before lay by springs of wine and drank still, too stupefied to know their lives were past.Gene Wolfe, The Book of the New Sun, Vol II, Ch. 17: The Tale of the Student and his Son, Part 4.
Friendship's the wine of life; but friendship new(Not such was his) is neither strong nor pure.Edward Young
But have you wine and music still,And statues and a bright-eyed love,And foolish thoughts of good and ill,And prayers to them who sit above?james elroy flecker
For when the wine is in, the wit is out.Catechism, 375
wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging.Proverbs, XX. 1. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
Oh, great is the hero who wins a name, But greater many and many a time Some pale-faced fellow who dies in shame, And lets God finish the thought sublime. And great is the man with a sword undrawn, And good is the man who refrains from wine; But the man who fails and yet still fights on, Lo, he is the twin-born brother of mine.joaquin miller
But we two, drinking wine and eating bread, Will charm our dear hearts each with other's pain. Past sorrow, and the tears a man hath shed, Who far hath wandered over earth and main, Yield comfort.homer
I have chased the English out of France more easily than my fathereverdid, for my fatherdrovethemout by force of arms, whereas I have driven them out with venison pies and good wine.1475 Said after the signing of the Treaty of Picquigny, Sep.
He had discovered that a cubic inch of marble consisted of about half its weight of pure lime, and as much air as would fill a vessel holding six wine gallons. ... What could be more singular than to find so subtle a substance as air existing in the form of a hard stone, and its presence accompanied by such a change in the properties of that stone? ... It is surely a dull mind that will not be animated by such a prospect.John Robison, in the preface to Joseph Black, Lectures on the Elements of Chemistry Mundell and Son, Edinburgh, UK, 1803. Vol. 1, p. xxvi-xxix.