Quotes About Champagne
'Champagne with its foaming whirls
As white as Cleopatra's pearls.'
Byron, Don Juan
'In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.'
F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
'... a banquet that more resembles some sort of Belshazzar's feast than a banquet, that had a flavour of something Babylonian as regards brilliance, luxury, and decorum, with Clicquot champagne, with oysters and the fruits of Yeliseyev's and Milyurin's shops.' F.Dostoevsky, The Double
'Champagne, the best known of the sparkling wines, has a curious reputation. It has an air of high society and dissipation about it; it is drunk to toast actresses and newly-christened babies; some connoisseurs despise it and some adore it; it is the traditional favourite of Slavs and Englishmen; it is expensive.'
'In victory, one deserves Champagne; in defeat, one needs it!'
There's enough carbon dioxide in an average glass of Champagne to produce about 11 million bubbles.'
'A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.'
Byron, Byron's Letters & Journals vol. II
'A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or highshoes and one must be prepared to suffer for it.'
'Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it.'
Madame de Pompadour
'Farewell, then, Pommery Seventy-Four!
With reverential sips
We part and grieve that never more
Such wine may pass our lips.'
Richard John Lloyd Price, Ode to Pommery 1874
'I want to be buried with a bottle of champagne at my head and another bottle at my feet.'
Last Will & Testament of James McMillan Gibson
'To the Mall and the Park
Where we love till 'tis dark,
Then sparkling Champaign
Puts an end to their reign;
It quickly recovers
Poor languishing lovers,
Makes us frolic and gay, and drowns all sorrow;
But, Alas, we relapse again on the morrow.'
Sir George Etherege, The Man of Mode
'I have no shame about being a Champagne Socialist - I believe in Champagne for everyone.'
'Lily on liquid roses floating!
So floats yon foam o'er pink Champagne!
Fain would I join such pleasant boating,
And prove that ruby main,
And float away on wine!'