"Martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet."
H. L. Mencken
"A man must defend his home, his wife, his children, and his martini."
"I never go jogging, it makes me spill my martini."
"Shaken, not stirred."
I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini.
Anonymous. The origin of this line is disputed; it has been attributed to Billy Wilder, Charles Butterworth, Alexander Woollcott and Robert Benchley. It was used by Mae West in Every Day's a Holiday (1937 film) and by Benchley in The Major and the Minor (1942 film).
"I like to have a martini, two at the very most --After three I'm under the table,
After four, I'm under my host."
"Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. "
Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca
"I never should have switched from Scotch to Martinis."
Humphrey Bogart last words
"I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it."
"One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough."
"Happiness is a dry martini and a good woman ... or a bad woman."
"Zen martini: A martini with no vermouth at all. And no gin, either."
"He knows just how I like my martini - full of alcohol."
"The three martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time?"
''I had never tasted anything so cool and clean.'' "They made me feel civilized.''
Ernest Hemingway novel Farewell to Arms.
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
"If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt. "
"Happiness is...finding two olives in your martini when you're hungry."
Sinatra: "Let me fix you a Martini that's pure magic." Martin: "It may not make life's problems disappear, but it'll certainly reduce their size."
Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin
"If it wasn't for the olives in his martinis he'd starve to death."
"I'm not talking a cup of cheap gin splashed over an ice cube. I'm talking satin, fire and ice; Fred Astaire in a glass;
surgical cleanliness, insight.. comfort; redemption and absolution. I'm talking MARTINI.