Quotation Explorer - 'Sober'

Lady Astor: Mr. Churchill, You're drunk! Winston Churchill: Yes, and you Madam, are ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: - Anonymous
And if ever you need encouragement, remember at least two sober facts which nobody can rationally deny: that you are a new and unique living force in nature, and that you can, by taking thought and pursuing it, become more and more intensely alive. - John Steeksma
Be sober. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You must create the right kind of dream, the sober, adult kind of magic: illusion born from disillusion. - Sylvia Plath
Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. - Edward Chapin
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature. - Tom Robbins
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour. - Bible
My mind may be sober, but my confidence is high! - Habeeb Akande
A drunk man's words are a sober man's thoughts. - Morgan C. Thomas
Sober Minds give the world a chance. True Love brings you Hope. Blind Faith moves mountains. And the main savior from despair is Laughter. - Lara Biyuts
Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane. - H.P. Lovecraft
Lady Astor was also said to have responded to a question from Churchill about what disguise he should wear to a masquerade ball by saying, "Why don't you come sober, Prime Minister?"(Reported exchange with Winston Churchill) - Nancy Astor the Viscountess Astor
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. - George Bernard Shaw
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. - Ernest Hemingway
It's always difficult to make conversation with a drunk, and there's no denying it, the sober are at a disadvantage with him. - W. Somerset Maugham
Not being a man of means, I knew that if I did not stay sober enough to earn money, I would run out of liquor. - Alcoholics Anonymous
Stupid girl. You will never win anyone through pity. You must create the right kind of dream, the sober, adult kind of magic: illusion born from disillusion. - Sylvia Plath
Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street- cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact. - Terry Pratchett
I never drink while I'm working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober. - Irwin Shaw
Apparently these new rulers of the world did not indulge in any drinking or smoking to soften their moods when they met, which Menelaus knew to be a big mistake. The Congress of the United States, back before the Disunion, always met sober, and look at what had come of that. - John C. Wright
All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.
Alcohol is a very necessary article... It makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if they were quite sober. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning. - George Bernard Shaw
To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober. - Logan Pearsall Smith
A simple, sober guy who is often very shy is always relatively reliable than the people who usually wish to drive, fly or try different means to bring around oneself the crowd. - Anuj Somany
Yes Madame, I am drunk but you are ugly and tomorrow I'll be sober.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8) - Bible. New International Version
The mouse is a sober citizen who knows that the grass grows in order that mice may store it as underground haystacks, and that snow falls in order that mice may build subways from stack to stack… - Aldo Leopold
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than saying a drunken man is happier than a sober man. - George Bernard Shaw
A sober mind, an unemotional heart and a positive attitude are key for success. - Pinkie Numa
Nancy Astor: "Winston, you are a drunk!"Winston Churchill: "And you, madam, are ugly. But I shall be sober in the morning."(Reported exchange will Winston Churchill. - Nancy Astor the Viscountess Astor
The nearest thing we have to a defence against [the gods] (but there is no real defence) is to be very wide awake and sober and hard at work, to hear no music, never to look at earth or sky, and (above all) to love no one. - C.S. Lewis
Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the be. - Benjamin Franklin
Adversity, if for no other reason, is of benefit, since it is sure to bring a season of sober reflection. People see clearer at such times. Storms purify the atmosphere. - Henry Ward Beecher
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