“Don’t talk to me about Naval tradition! It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.” Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
“The first time I played The Masters, I was so nervous I drank a bottle of rum before I teed off. I shot the happiest 83 of my life.” Chi Chi Rodriguez, professional golfer
“If you keep on drinking rum, the world will soon be quit of a very dirty scoundrel.” Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish essayist, author
“There’s naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.” Lord Byron, English romantic poet
“It was understood that nothing of a tender nature could possibly be confided to old Barley, by reason of his being totally unequal to the consideration of any subject more psychological than gout, rum, and purser’s stores.” Charles Dickens, English novelist
“I pity them greatly, but I must be mum, for how could we do without sugar and rum?” William Cowper, English poet
“RUM, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.” Ambrose Bierce, American writer, journalist
“The only way that I could figure they could improve Coca Cola, one of life’s most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the dead, is to put rum or bourbon in it.” Lewis Grizzard, American comedian