Champagne Quotes

Champagne has been drunk by many many people over the centuries and has led to some of our more famous counterparts making profound statements/quotes.  Here are just a few of the most famous drinkers and their Champagne based quotes. If you know of or can think of any more please let us know via twitter or email.


“in victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it” – Napoleon Bonaparte


“I only drink Champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. when I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty” – Madame Lily Bollinger


“my only regret in life is that I didn’t drink enough Champagne” – John Maynard Keynes


“there comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne” – Bette Davis


“no government could survive without Champagne. Champagne in the throats of our diplomatic people is like oil in the wheels of an engine” – Joseph Dargent


“three be the things I shall never attain: envy, content, and sufficient Champagne” – Dorothy Parker


“come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” – Dom Perignon


“remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!” – Winston Churchill


“gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of Champagne” – Paul Claudel


“why do I drink Champagne for breakfast? doesn’t everyone?” – Noel Coward


“meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of Champagne; knowing him was like drinking it. ” – Winston Churchill


“too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right” – Mark Twain


“One glass of champagne and I smile, two and I grin, but three I’m ever so ready to sin.”
 – Anastasia Miller


“One holds a bottle of red wine by the neck, a woman by the waist, and a bottle of champagne by the derriere.” – Mark Twain


“Champagne should be cold, dry and, hopefully, free.” – Christian Pol Roger


“Pleasure without champagne is purely artificial.” – Oscar Wilde


“Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are just around the corner.” – Marlene Dietrich


“I drink champagne when I win, to celebrate…and I drink champagne when I lose, to console myself.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte


Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life.” – Charles Dickens


Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of champagne.” – Paul Claudel


Burgundy makes you think of silly things, Bordeaux makes you talk of them and champagne makes you do them.” – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


“If the aunt of the vicar has never touched liquor, watch out when she finds the champagne.” – Rudyard Kipling


Champagne and orange juice is a great drink. The orange improves the champagne, and the champagne definitely improves the orange.” – Philip, Duke of Edinburgh


I make Champagne for myself. What I can’t drink, I sell!”  – Victor Lanson


I don’t think I’ve ever drunk Champagne before breakfast before. With breakfast on several occasions, but never before, before.” George Peppard