What is strong drink?

Famous quotes containing the words drink and/or strong:

    A man’s social and spiritual discipline must answer to his corporeal. He must lean on a friend who has a hard breast, as he would lie on a hard bed. He must drink cold water for his only beverage. So he must not hear sweetened and colored words, but pure and refreshing truths. He must daily bathe in truth cold as spring water, not warmed by the sympathy of friends.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    “Would you—be good enough—” Alice panted out, after running a little further, “to stop a minute—just to get—one’s breath again?”
    “I’m good enough,” the King said, “only I’m not strong enough. You see, a minute goes by so fearfully quick. You might as well try to stop a Bandersnatch!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)