Ernest Hemingway, one of his cats and a bottle of his much loved beverage: wine (credit: Hemingway Collection, JFK Library)
Hi! I’m Breno, giving you some wise words about the
world of wine – in this case, not mine.
Even though I’m having some trouble developing my tasting abilities during the covid-19 pandemic, I try to learn new
wine curiosities every day for a distraction.
Well, if you stumbled upon here, you are probably amusing yourself with stories on the precious liquid. Am I right?
Or you may even be
investing in fine wine on our marketplace, which is absolutely a great idea.
One way or another: why not celebrate the joys of the precious liquid with some
inspirational wine quotes by ten personalities famous for their brilliancy?
Hemingway to Dalí, Lord Byron, Ben Franklin and others, several great minds were fond of good wine and inspired by it. Read some of their words on the precious liquid.
“Wine brings to light the hidden secrets of the soul, gives being to our hopes, bids the coward flight, drives dull care away, and teaches new means for the accomplishment of our wishes. ”
Roman lyric poet
“A real connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes of its secrets. ”
Salvador Dalí pictured enjoying wine in his book ‘The Wines of Gala’ (1977)
“Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil. ”
“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living. ”
American oenologist, winemaker
“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance. ”
Polymath, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
“In wine there is truth. ”
Pliny the Elder
Roman writer, philosopher
Sun dial with Pliny the Elder’s ‘In vino veritas’ quote in the Chateau de Pommard, France (photo by Bildoj, Wikimedia Commons)
“Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy. ”
Physician, scientist, responsible for the discovery of penicillin
“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing. ”
Writer, 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature
“Of all things known to mortals wine is the most powerful and effectual for exciting and inflaming the passions of mankind, being common fuel to them all. ”
Philosopher, father of empiricism
“Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. ”
Pope John XXIII
We hope you enjoyed these kind words of wisdom by brilliant minds who loved wine as much as we do — and who thankfully have inhabited this world.
Keep up and enjoy a few other articles below, will you?
Until next time!
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