Keep Calm and Drink Up
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Keep Calm and Drink Up humorously reminds you to keep a stiff upper lip and calm demeanorâ€¦as well as a bottle of your favorite drink handy. This uplifting and humorous gift book is just the right mix of one part drinking axiom and one part sage adviceâ€”stirred until well blended.
"In victory, you deserve champagne; in defeat, you need it," stated Napoleon Bonaparte. Inspired by the iconic World War II poster "Keep Calm and Carry On," Keep Calm and Drink Up is a gentle riff on the classic British war campaign.
The original slogan inspired a stiff upper lip and optimistic energy, but Keep Calm and Drink Up proves that in the long run, it's a stiff drink and flowing spirits that really motivate the masses. Keep Calm and Drink Up features more than 100 proverbs and mantras from the likes of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Rumi, Dave Barry, and Garrison Keillor, including:
* "There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne." --Bette Davis
* "I know the truth is in between the first and fortieth drink." --Tori Amos
* "Twenty-four hours in a day, twenty-four beers in a case. Coincidence?" --Stephen Wright
* "Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat." --Alex Levine
Keep Calm and Drink Up copyright © 2010 by Summersdale Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of reprints in the context of reviews. Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC an Andrews McMeel Universal company 1130 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 www.andrewsmcmeel.com E-ISBN: 978-1-4494-0940-1 Library of Congress Control Number: 2011923007 Published by arrangement with
make love, and to celebrate the good days. Ancient Egyptian proverb Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness. Seneca Alcohol removes inhibitions—like that scared little mouse who got drunk and shook his whiskers and shouted: “Now bring on that damn cat!” Eleanor Early There’s naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion. Lord Byron If four or five guys tell you that you’re drunk, even though you know you haven’t had a thing to drink, the least
von Goethe The pub knows a lot, almost as much as the churches. Joyce Carey Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. George Bernard Shaw An alcoholic is anyone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do. Dylan Thomas Red wine is just like ketchup: it goes with everything. Jason Walton I think hangovers are the body’s way of telling us we didn’t drink enough to still be drunk when we woke up the next day. Anonymous On some days, my
head is filled with such wild and original thoughts that I can barely utter a word. On other days, the liquor store is closed. Frank Varano It’s a long time between drinks. Robert Browning Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer. Henry Lawson Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha Abstainer, n.: A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. Ambrose Bierce Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a
Mencken The light music of whiskey falling into a glass—an agreeable interlude. James Joyce Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used. William Shakespeare, Othello Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be a hero … must drink brandy. Samuel Johnson Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Benjamin Franklin I know the truth is in between the first and fortieth drink. Tori Amos It is well to remember