One for the road? This is a collection of proverbs and quotes about alcoholism and drunkenness.

Alcoholism – One or several too many

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'It wasn't the wine,' murmured Mr. Snodgrass, in a broken voice. 'It was the salmon.' (Somehow or other, it never is the wine, in these cases.)
Charles Dickens
Source: The Pickwick Papers

A drunkard can be a sheep, a monkey or a lion.

A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
Charlie Chaplin

Drugs and alcohol are the cruel engine of many an artists' creativity.
Nathan Hartzenberg

Dutch agreement.
An agreement made whilst being drunk (and which both parties cannot remember).

Dutch courage.
The courage that you get by drinking alcoholic drinks.

I work until beer o'clock.
Stephen King

People say I'm a drinker
But I'm sober half the time
Mick Jagger
Source: Lyrics: Evening Gown

The effect of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
Douglas Adams
Source: The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

The English language is a rich verbal tapestry woven together from the tongues of the Greeks, the Latins, the Angles, the Klaxtons, the Celtics, and many more other ancient peoples, all of whom had severe drinking problems.
Dave Barry

The rest of the evening was mostly filled with drinking too much and recounting our afflictions, but as my afflictions are principally to do with memory loss I don't recall the details.
Bill Bryson
Source: The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.
William Butler Yeats

What a man says drunk, he thinks sober.
People speak more freely under the influence of alcohol.

What soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals.
People are less discreet under the influence of alcohol.

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Henny Youngman

When the wine is in, the wit is out.
You can't think properly when you drink too much alcohol.

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