Absinthe is an old-styled distilled liquor beverage known for its unfamed reputation with a strong anise flavor.
In the early 1900s, France, Switzerland, and the U.S banned absinthe owing to its very high alcohol content.
Absinthe has made a comeback in the U.S market and there is still an ongoing debate whether it causes hallucination effects or not.
It also has a reputation of being bohemian and it became the drink of deranged poets and artists.
If you are interested in knowing quotes about absinthe and what it did to their mind, check out what the absinthe drinkers had to say.
Enjoy our rich collection of absinthe quotes, absinthe sayings, and absinthe sayings quoted by personalities from a variety of sources.
Famous and Funny Absinthe Quotes and Sayings
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.
– Ethel Mumford
Love is just a synonym for absinthe. Absinthe is a synonym for ‘i don’t know what i’m doing anymore.
– Salma Deera
I understand that absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.
– Ernest Dowson
People are rediscovering their chronic craving for ritual and magic in life. Absinthe has it all.
– Paul Nathan
Good stuff, absinthe. Not the first mouthful, perhaps. But after that. Good stuff.
– Aphonse Allais
Absinthe is the only decent drink that suits an artist.
– Paul Gauguin
Absinthe, on a winter evening/Lights up in green the sooty soul.
– Charles Cros
One can no longer distinguish between history and reality after the absinthe goes in the punch.
– Beatriz Williams
Let me be mad… mad with madness of absinthe, the wildest most luxurious madness in the world.
– Marie Corelli
For me, my glory is but a humble ephemeral absinthe drunk on the sly, with fear of treason and if I drink no longer, it is for good reason!
– Paul Verlaine
After the first glass you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.
– Oscar Wilde
A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?
– Oscar Wilde
Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so corrosive that out of all substances it has been chosen for washing and scouring, and a drop of water added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddles it.
– Alfred Jarry
What a writer’s message is is totally unimportant. Either he is agreeing with life by affirming, or he is saying life is just a bowl of wormwood.
– Stanley Elkin
Absinthe is the aphrodisiac of the self. The green fairy who lives in the absinthe wants your soul. But you are safe with me.
What is it in absinthe that makes it a separate cult? The effects of its abuse are totally distinct from those of other stimulants. Even in ruin and in degradation it remains a thing apart: its victims wear a ghastly aureole all their own, and in their peculiar hell yet gloat with a sinister perversion of pride that they are not as other men.
– Aleister Crowley
The most powerful ingredient in pastis is not aniseed or alcohol but ambiance, and that dictates how and where it should be drunk. I cannot imagine drinking it in a hurry.
– Peter Mayle
None of which equals the poison welling up in your eyes that show me my poor soul reversed, my dreams throng to drink at those green distorting pools.
If absinthe isn’t banned, our country will rapidly become an immense padded cell where half the Frenchmen will be occupied putting straightjackets on the other half.
– Georges Ohnet
It is as if the first diviner of absinthe had been indeed a magician intent upon a combination of sacred drugs which should cleanse, fortify and perfume the human soul.
– Aleister Crowley
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