"We should thank God for beer and burgundy by not drinking too much of them."
-G. K. Chesterton
"I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I would like to be watching Heavenís family drinking it through all eternity."
-St. Brigid of Ireland
"Give strong drink to him who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty, and remember their misery no more."
-The Holy Bible (Prov 31:6-7)
"He was a wise man who invented beer."
"May your beer be laid under an enchantment of surpassing excellence for seven years!"
"The sound rule in the matter would appear to be like many other sound rulesóa paradox. Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. Never drink when you are wretched without it, or you will be like the grey-faced gin-drinker in the slum; but drink when you would be happy without it, and you will be like the laughing peasant of Italy. Never drink because you need it, for this is rational drinking, and the way to death and hell. But drink because you do not need it, for this is irrational drinking, and the ancient health of the world."
-G. K. Chesterton
"You are much more likely to make your man a sound drunkard by pressing drink on him as an anodyne when he is dull and weary than by encouraging him to use it as a means of merriment among his friends when he is happy and expansive."
"I drink beer whenever I can get my hands on any."
-Thomas Merton--Trappist monk, author, and hermit
"...because without beer, things do not seem to go as well..."
-diary of Brother Epp, Capuchin Monastery, Munjor, KS (1902)
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
"Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice."
-G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News (11 Sept 1909)
"From manís sweat and Godís love, beer came into the world."
-St. Arnold of Metz.