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John Gay Quotes and Sayings

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From wine what sudden friendship springs.
- John Gay

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The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope
that keeps up a wife's spirits.
- John Gay

There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self.
- John Gay

Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
- John Gay

 

Tell me and I forget.
Show me and I remember.
Involve me and I understand.
- John Gay

But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations,
there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.
- John Gay

She who has never loved has never lived.
- John Gay

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O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed,
by keeping men off, you keep them on.
- John Gay

What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us.
And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us.
- John Gay

I must have women - there is nothing unbends the mind like them.
- John Gay

Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores,
but they are very devils to their wives.
- John Gay

An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
- John Gay

No retreat.
No retreat.
They must conquer or die who've no retreat.
- John Gay

The brave love mercy, and delight to save.
- John Gay

On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends.
- John Gay

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise.
For envy is a kind of praise.
- John Gay

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
- John Gay

Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
- John Gay

We only part to meet again.
- John Gay

Shadow owes its birth to light.
- John Gay

A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman;
and the world,
my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.
- John Gay

But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed,
that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
- John Gay

Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds,
droves or flocks.
Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbor,
and yet we herd together.
- John Gay

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and you.
- Omar Khayyam
(paraphrase)

Wine and cheese are ageless companions,
like aspirin and aches, or June and moon,
or good people and noble ventures.
- M. F. K. Fisher

My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better
at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine,
and do it on a daily basis.
- Emeril Lagasse

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.
- W. C. Fields

In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.
- Robin Leach

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

The wine of youth does not always
clear with advancing years;
sometimes it grows turbid.
- Carl Jung

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
- Aldous Huxley

Your words are my food, your breath my wine.
You are everything to me.
- Sarah Bernhardt

People mature with age and experience.
I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar.
- Rick Kaplan

I've always wanted to improve on the idea of living well,
In moderation, wine is good for you -
mentally,
physically, and spiritually.
- Robert Mondavi

What though youth gave love and roses,
Age still leaves us friends and wine.
- Thomas More

I spent ninety percent of my money on wine,
women and song and just wasted the other ten percent.
- Ronnie Hawkins

Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.
- Henry Fielding

I'm crazy about westerns.
I need to do a western once in a while.
It's like you know, eating bread, eating pasta,
drinking wine.
It's in my blood.
I need it.
- Franco Nero

Jazz is like wine.
When it is new, it is only for the experts,
but when it gets older, everybody wants it.
- Steve Lacy

My memory of my mom is a wine glass in one hand and
a cigarette in the other.
She was a runway fashion model, and she was quite a glamorous woman.
- Loni Anderson

The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable,
laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
- Francois Rabelais

Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping.
A man should lay down letters as he does a cellar of wine.
- Samuel Butler

A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow.
- Kathy Mattea

Age is just a number.
It's totally irrelevant unless, of course,
you happen to be a bottle of wine.
- Joan Collins

We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.
- Eduardo Galeano

My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
- Jonathan Swift

I came from dinner, went downtown with my friends,
the elevator was down, I ran down the hall toward my room at 10 at night,
having had two glasses of wine.
- Jill Clayburgh

Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes,
and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine
for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Ritual will always mean throwing away something:
destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

If I go out to dinner with you and you order wine,
I leave.
I won't be around drugs and alcohol at all.
- Penn Jillette

Bad news isn't wine.
It doesn't improve with age.
- Colin Powell

Let us celebrate the occasion
with wine and sweet words.
- Plautus

Age appears to be best in four things;
old wood best to burn,
old wine to drink, old friends to trust,
and old authors to read.
- Francis Bacon

There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread
is broken and wine drunk.
- M. F. K. Fisher

I'm only drinking white wine because I'm on a diet and I don't eat.
- Oliver Reed

A good margarita, a good red wine, I like expensive alcohol,
but not a lot of it.
I don't like to throw up.
- Denise Richards

You can do anything with beer that you can do with wine.
Beer is great for basting or marinating meat and fish.
- Grant Wood

And we used to do a lot of drugs and get very drunk on very cheap wine.
- Santiago Durango

Wine has been with civilized man from the beginning.
- Robert Mondavi

I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey.
And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco.
- Babe Ruth

I like my wine like my women - ready to pass out.
- Robin Williams

I put everything I can into the mulberry of my mind
and hope that it is going to ferment and make a decent wine.
How that process happens, I'm sorry to tell you I can't describe.
- John Hurt

Mirth is the sweet wine of human life.
It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I always love being in the company of women.
It's all about good conversation and great wine.
- Naomi Watts

And much as Wine has played the Infidel,
And robbed me of my Robe of Honor Well,
I often wonder what the Vintners buy One half so precious as the stuff they sell.
- Edward Fitzgerald

It is time to get drunk!
So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time,
get drunk; get drunk without stopping!
On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
- Charles Baudelaire

Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine.
- John Betjeman

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
- Thomas Fuller


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