How to drink a cocktail:
Quickly,replied the great man,while it’s laughing at you!
—The Great Man is Harry Craddock, as quoted in the forward of The Old Testament
This is my favorite cocktail quote of all time. It is fun, magically descriptive, and sage. If you make it your creed, you will be happy. But if you make it your creed, and you mix your cocktails with a heavy hand, you will be severely hungover!