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Funny Quotable Quotes from Icons and Legends

How to beat the workday blues? With these famous quotes and quips that promise to have you smiling.

Long before there was a PR machinery, agents, scripted copy that was sent to stars to espouse in front of the media, celebrities spoke with free-will and gave memorable quotes to last a millennia. We’re scanning through history and finding some of the most fun and funny food and drink related quotes from the most famous people that existed. Starting with Frank Sinatra (above).

Frank Sinatra

The most famous crooner of all-time, American singer Frank Sinatra was famous for many things, his legendary voice, his alleged affairs with the most beautiful women in the world, his iconic Vegas shows and his epic drinking and partying with the best of the best. He famously quipped to the media, ” I feel sorry for those people that don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”

Had he been around in this day and age, we’d have found him in Foxglove. Open bar, open mic, it has everything Sinatra would love.

18 Ice House Street / 6 Duddell Street, Central; +852 2116 8949

Mark Twain

Mark Twain was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Such a celebrated bon mot, there are several volumes of his quotable quotes published in print and online. One of our favourites, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.”

Twain had a proclivity for strong, fine whiskey – we would have sent him to Stockton.

32 Wyndham Street, Central

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Humphrey Bogart

The American Film Institute selected Humphrey Bogart as as the greatest male star of classic American cinema. The iconic actor of stage and film has too many memorable performances to list. “Bogie” as his gorgeous wife actress Lauren Bacall called him, also like a tipple or two, preferring Scotch over food. “Scotch is a very valuable part of my life,” said Bogart while filming The African Queen, as he and the film’s director John Huston were the only two who did not get ill while shooting the movie in the Congo.  

For his expensive tastes and love of privacy, we’d recommend the lush privacy provided by Bar de Luxe.

Bar De Luxe
29-30/F, 8 Wyndham Street, Central, +852 3706 5716

Marlene Dietrich

Born in Berlin, Actress Marlene Dietrich was also a notable singer of her time with a memorable career that spanned from the 1920s till the 1980s as she reinvented herself with iconic looks throughout her resplendent career in American and European films. Having been famous for almost her entire life, she knew how to work the press, which included dropping quotable quotes like, “Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are just around the corner.”

For the glamorous star, we think she would have loved Tycoon Tann.

Tycoon Tann
G/F-2/F, 74 Wellington Street, Central; +852 3125 3228

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor Quote Pour Yourself A Drink Cherry Juice – “Pour Yourself A Drink, Put On Some Lipstick, And – QUOTES BY PEOPLE

Often referred to as the most beautiful actress of all-time, Dame Elizabeth Taylor (married eight times with seven husbands!), Liz Taylor could out-drink any man or movie star under the table. Rumour has it that she invented the Chocolate Martini; combining two of her favourite ingredients into one pitcher! With her many ups and downs in a storied life like no other, no matter what challenges she faced, Taylor stated, “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.”

Hear hear. As she loved mixing things up, champagne and cocktails, we think she would have loved the glitz and glamour of Ce La Vi.

CÉ LA VI Hong Kong
25/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central; +852 3700 2300

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