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Drunk, sure. And he suspected now that the reason he had gotten drunk was so he could consider this crazy idea soberly.

She gets vicious when she's drinkin', loves to put me down.
She gets vicious when she's drinkin', loves to put me down.
Throw a drink right in my face and then say "Baby, you gon' go get the next round. Go on!"
Blue Room, Hard Drinkin' Woman

You said you had it bad fer me, you'd take me to the moon
You said no other moved you so, no other made you swoon
But when the drink was in your blood you sang another tune
And that was when I learned the truth; the whiskey never lies
David Burns, The Whiskey Never Lies

I hate them all, I hate them all, I hate myself for hating them,
So I drink some more - I love them all!
I drink even more; I hate them even more than I did before...
The Strokes, The Other Side.

[My friends] say I’m not myself when I drink
But the truth is
I’m not myself when I’m sober
Gilaad Cahana, Dancing.

Dr. Jimmy and Mr. Jim
When I'm pilled you don't notice him
He only comes out when I drink my gin
The Who, Dr. Jimmy

Mike: They say a drunk man's talk is a sober man's thoughts.
Bonnie: (drunk) Well, I ain't a man, so "they" can take that shit somewhere else.

"So much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have some bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts."

Jack: Do not drink too much. Do you hear me? I don't want you passing out or going to the dark side. No going to the dark side!
Miles: Okay!

He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking
Can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding
They Might Be Giants, Your Racist Friend

Orel: "I think you might be...too drunk."
Clay: (series of Beats) "Let me tell you something, OREL: Drunk...IS...nature."

Orel: "Well it's just...when he drinks, he changes."
Bloberta: "Oh, he doesn't change, Orel! That's just his true nature coming out!"

"When I asked them, 'Do either of you have any regrets due to your drinking?' Gore said, 'Oh, Lordy.' I knew Jacqueline Kennedy had thrown Gore out of the White House one night when he had had too much to drink, and I knew that Norman had stabbed his wife, Adele, one night when he was in a drunken blackout. Both parties basically said they had no regrets as I watched Norman shuffle his feet under the table."

Fifth Lesson: In wine, there is truth.
Higher Learning, chapter 5 prologue

"Booze makes you do things you already wanted to do."
Nelson Muntz, The Simpsons

I had started acting out. We would go to a party and I'd take my clothes off. I have Indian blood. I can have one drink and drop. I'd take off my clothes and start dancing and going crazy and being my normal self that I am now, that I couldn't be then 'cause I was just getting an inkling of consciousness.
Ona Zee

"We begin well, sir. I distrust a man who says "when". If he's got to be careful not to drink too much, it's because he's not to be trusted when he does. Well, sir, here's to plain speaking and clear understanding." [They drink.]
Kasper Gutman, The Maltese Falcon

"So constantly I seek it
Wondering why I gotta drink a six-pack to speak it"
Common, from his verse on Pharaohe Monch's "The Truth"


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