I always take Scotch whiskey at night as a preventative of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it.

– Mark Twain

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.

Winston Churchill

This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption… beer!

Friar Tuck in “Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves”