Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee

One problem with globalisation is that bad ideas seem to travel faster than good ones; first there was smearing tomato ketchup on everything; then drinking sugar-soaked cocktails ('Cosmo'-politanism) instead of our traditional whisky soda, and now this idea that we should abandon the poor to their fate in order to protect their dignity.

Alison Moyet
Alison Moyet

My idea of hell is a girlfriend ringing up and saying, 'Let's go shopping and have cocktails.' I'd rather play cards.

Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke

Cocktail music is accepted as audible wallpaper.

Andrew Ross Sorkin
Andrew Ross Sorkin

As a child, I always enjoyed - my parents used to have these little cocktail parties - and I always loved trying to get the adults to tell me things they weren't supposed to say. And in many ways, that's what my job is today; it's getting people to tell me things that they probably are otherwise not supposed to say.

Andrew W.K.
Andrew W.K.

I have not been a big fan of very sweet drinks, although the Manhattan cocktail is a favorite of mine.

Andy Cohen
Andy Cohen

I talk, watch TV, spout opinions, schmooze, negotiate, talk some more, play games, and have a little cocktail.

Ariel Pink
Ariel Pink

I couldn't imagine what it's like to be a journalist talking about music. You're left with empty descriptions; you probably have to make up a sort of weird cocktail of band influences and references to other music to get your point across.

Aslaug Magnusdottir
Aslaug Magnusdottir

If all purchases are spontaneous and simply driven by what is seen and loved, there is a high risk of ending up with 10 cocktail dresses and no outfits for work.

Ayelet Waldman
Ayelet Waldman

I pity the young woman who will attempt to insinuate herself between my mama's boy and me. I sympathize with the monumental nature of her task. It will take a crowbar, two bulldozers and half a dozen Molotov cocktails to pry my Oedipus and me loose from one another.

Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson

I don't look like someone who leans on a mantelpiece with a cocktail in my hand, you know.