On Moderate Sobriety


“There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.”

– John Ciardi

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5 thoughts on “On Moderate Sobriety

  1. I would have guessed W. C. Fields.

    “Fell in love with a beautiful blonde once. Drove me to drink. And I never had the decency to thank her.”
    ― W.C. Fields

    “Everybody’s got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another beer.”
    ― W.C. Fields

    “Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”
    ― W.C. Fields

    “Take me down to the bar! We’ll drink breakfast together!”
    ― W.C. Fields

    “I always keep some whiskey handy in case I see a snake…which I also keep handy.”
    ― W.C. Fields

    “I spent half my money on gambling, alcohol and wild women. The other half I wasted.”
    ― W.C. Fields

  2. Great! I had only read the Prohibition one. – Interesting law come to think of it, isn’t it? Not that it really worked of course.

  3. Oh, I’d say it was about as successful as Dan Quayle’s ‘War On Drugs”.

  4. In these situations, Americans often tend to turn to the phrase “War on…” for some reason.

    Speaking of which,
    “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” ― Ambrose Bierce

  5. I like that!

    I can apologize for my country’s leaders ’til the cows come home,’ as they say here, but the majority of them will still be idiots.

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