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"I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling."
Frida Kahlo

"Is it bad when you refer to alcohol as 'pain-go-bye-bye juice'?"

"Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrows, no tomorrow, no tomorrow"
Tears for Fears/Gary Jules, "Mad World'

Full bottle in front of me,
Time to roll up my sleeves and get to work
And after many glasses of work
I get paid in the brain
They Might Be Giants, "Your Own Worst Enemy"

"He was vaguely aware that he drank to forget. What made it rather pointless was that he couldn't remember what it was he was forgetting anymore. In the end he just drank to forget about drinking."

Everyone who drinks is not a "poet". Maybe some of us drink because we're not poets.
Arthur (1981 film)

Don: (at shot glass) Can you drown a woman in this?
Mike the bartender: How tall is she?
Easter Parade (1948)

"I felt Kalikai's fear and anger. She hated what we had to do, turning against our own, and she worried what would happen to the Crimson Eyes. She wanted to join us - but she knew she couldn't. I wondered if that was why she became so intoxicated. Was she a soldier at heart, forced into the role of a general because of her brilliance, rather than ambition? Were the decisions that she had to make easier, when part of her was numb?"
Igaso, Lusternia

(right side up) If you can read this, your team is winning.
(upside down) If you can read this, your team is losing.
—Printed on the side of a shot glass

"Why are you drinking?" demanded the little prince. "So that I may forget," replied the tippler. "Forget what?" inquired the little prince, who already was sorry for him. "Forget that I am ashamed," the tippler confessed, hanging his head. "Ashamed of what?" insisted the little prince, who wanted to help him. "Ashamed of drinking!" The tipler brought his speech to an end, and shut himself up in an impregnable silence.

"One minute you're defendin' the whole galaxy... and suddenly you find yourself suckin' down darjeeling with Marie Antoinette and her little sister."
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story

"Never gamble out of need, and never drink out of despair."

"Let beer be for those who are perishing, wine for those who are in anguish! Let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more."

"Come on, dear. You can drown your sorrows in the cider."
Dad, Calvin and Hobbes: The Series, "New Year, New Disasters"

"Went off to school and learned to serve the state"
"Followed the rules and drank his vodka straight"
"The only way to live was drown the hate"
"A Russian life was very sad, And such was life in Leningrad"
Leningrad, Billy Joel

"Now everybody's died, so until our tears are cried,"
"we'll drink and drink and drink and drink and then we'll drink some more."
"We'll dance and sing and fight until the early mornin' light,"
"then we'll throw up, pass out, wake up and then go drinkin' once again."
Another Irish Drinking Song (everybody's died)

"I was drinking to Emperor Cartagia... but he wasn't here, so I had to drink for him. So first it was me drinking for Cartagia, and then me drinking for me, and then I got caught in this cycle... and then Emperor Cartagia, his glass broke!"
Vir Cotto, Babylon 5, shortly after he assassinates Cartagia.

"Hmm, Lord Pendleton said he would meet us here. I'd check the wine cellar. Losing family gives a man a thirst."
Samuel, Dishonored

"You won't turn to drink, will you? You stoic types often do, when disappointed in life."
Marc Antony to a Not So Stoic Lucius Vorenus, Rome

"He [Gambino] was always drinking. Always, after he lost his leg in battle..."
Guts to Casca while telling her about his dark and troubled childhood, Berserk

Balthazar: Drinking your feelings, Sam? I thought that was your brother's bag.
Sam: Stressful times.

Faye: Gimme a coping mechanism on the rocks.
Wil: I don't believe I know that drink.
Faye: It's easy. You put two ice cubes in a glass, then dump 'em out and fill it with bourbon.

"I had been at the bar for three hours, or five years, depending on how you looked at things."
Max Payne, Max Payne 3

Trudy: Have you been drinking?
Pete: The whole country's drinking, and not to celebrate some spoiled brat's wedding.
Mad Men, "The Grown Up"

I served my time on the councils of Vienna, Berlin, Venice... we pontificated with archaic words in dead languages. Beyond our little parliaments, the mysteries were trampled, one after another; we did nothing. The pride of the Templars has turned to rigor mortis. I cannot unsee it now, huh? Like an immaculate mouth with a front tooth missing. We claim to stand against the darkness, but no, we slump in our Renaissance chairs, picking listlessly at the velvet. Ja, but I have said enough. I will douse my disappointment in another pint of what goes for beer around here. Dull, tepid, and creamlike. Not unlike the current state of inter-factional diplomacy, but not what the trappists had in mind, I'm sure. Luella? Refill!

Screw it! Let's get drunk! The Hollow Masters left on Earth might very well have wasted a lifetime seeking acceptance from the Council of Nine. Now the point is moot. The representatives of other Traditions might take this opportunity to finally and formally accept the Templars, the Ahl-i-Batin or some other anachronistic group - it doesn't really matter. If anyone has a right to be fatalistic at a time like this, it's the few pathetic Hollow One Masters and Oracles who have never achieved the recognition they deserve. The other Traditions probably think the Orphans will spend their final days working with ghosts and vampires anyway - and those groups won't be doing much better than mages as the world ends. Praise the gods and pass the absinthe. It's over.
Mage: The Ascension - Ascension

On average, it takes four minutes to smoke a cigarette. A bottle of whisky lasts two hours. But how bloody long can a man keep screaming? For as long as it hurts, mate, I suppose. I need more anesthetic. By the end of the bottle, the screaming has finally stopped. And I'm slightly pissed. I'm glad about that. 'Cause the ghosts are having a party and I don't seem to be welcome. One glance is all I get. Then everything catches fire around the edges. Luckily, I'm unconscious before my chin hits the concrete. I wake up with my head in a pool of spilled whiskey and vomit. My reflection in Papa Midnite's patent-leather shoes isn't a pretty sight.
At least the ghosts are gone.
John Constantine, while standing vigil over the dying Gary Lester, Hellblazer: A Feast Of Friends

You know what's funny? I'm going through puberty. Twice. And I... [chuckles] I drank that whole bottle, didn't I? That's what you do when the world you love goes bye-bye. Poof, it's gone.
Number Five, having gotten completely shitfaced, The Umbrella Academy (2019), "Man On The Moon"

Any crisis can be turned into a drinking game. Case in point, the Forest God. Every time someone snaps a twig, bottoms up. The empties give us an idea of how things are going out there.
I've counted; things are not going well.
Kirsten Geary, The Secret World


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