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.
1949 In Harper's Magazine, Dec.
Novelists, whatever else they may be besides, are also children talking to childrenin the dark.Bernard DeVoto
You can no more keep a martini in the refrigerator than you can keep a kiss there.Bernard DeVoto
Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey.Bernard DeVoto
When evening quickens in the street, comes a pause in the day's occupation that is known as the cocktail hour.Bernard DeVoto