The ultimate collection of champagne quotes



Champagne is quoted by many as the most luxurious wine and the preferred choice when celebrating. Just the word champagne makes you forget all negative thoughts, and the act of popping open a bottle of champagne feels amazing. 

The charming bubbles have motivated many people to express their love for Champagne, sober or not. Even though some quotes are more than 200 years old, their essence still represents the true nature of Champagne today. From some of our time's greatest movie stars, athletes, politicians, authors, and kings - everyone has something to say about the lovely bubbles. 

We hope the quotes will inspire you on your tasting journey through champagne and complement you next time you open a bottle of champagne.

Champagne Quotes from Famous Icons

I only drink champagne on two occasions: When I’m in love and when I’m not Coco Chanel

“My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ’53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit.” - Sean Connery

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

“Lord, please let them accept the things they can’t change, and pray that all of their pain be Champagne.” - Kanye West

“I only drink champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not.” – Coco Chanel

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

“Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I’m tired.” - Brigitte Bardot

Champagne Quotes from Politicians

Remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's Champagne Winston Churchill

"In victory, you deserve champagne. In defeat, you need it." - Napoleon Bonaparte

“Champagne and orange juice is a great drink. The orange improves the champagne. The champagne definitely improves the orange.” – Prince Philip

"Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it." - Winston Churchill

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

"A single glass of champagne imparts a feeling of exhilaration. The nerves are braced; the imagination is stirred, the wits become more nimble." - Winston Churchill

“Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had a beer and hot dogs.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

“Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it.” – Madame de Pompadour

Champagne Quotes from Philosophers & Writers

Why do I drink champagne for breakfast? Doesn’t everyone? Noël Peirce Coward

“The thing about champagne, you say, unfoiling the cork, unwinding the wire restraint, is that is the ultimate associative object. Every time you open a bottle of champagne, it’s a celebration, so there’s no better way of starting a celebration than opening a bottle of champagne. Every time you sip it, you’re sipping from all those other celebrations. The joy accumulates over time.” - David Levithan

“I'll drink your champagne. I'll drink every drop of it, I don't care if it kills me.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Wine gives one ideas, whereas champagne gives one strategies." - Roman Payne

“Love me like Saturday night, like three glasses of champagne, like the room is spinning, like you're drunk on my love.” - C.J. Carlyon

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

“Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes, the special occasion is that you’ve got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge.” - Hester Browne

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

“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, King of Wines and Wine of Kings.” - Prince Orlofsky

“Great love affairs start with champagne and end with tisane.” - Honoré de Balzac

“The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.” - Samuel Johnson

"My only regret in life, that I didn't drink enough champagne" - John Maynard Keynes

"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully." - Graham Greene

"Why do I drink champagne for breakfast? Doesn’t everyone?" - Noël Peirce Coward

“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

“Pour the Champagne and let its mousse rise, like thousands of sparkling smiling eyes.“ - Jared M. Brown

“I had taken two finger-bowls of champagne, and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental, and profound.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Champagne has the taste of an apple peeled with a steel knife.” - Aldous Huxley

 “Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.” - Margaret Mitchell

 “Only the unimaginative can fail to find a reason for drinking champagne.” - Oscar Wilde

“There is nothing more beautiful than a sunset, viewed over a glass of chilled Champagne.” - Jared M. Brown

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.” - Mark Twain

Champagne Quotes from the Experts

Come quickly, I am tasting the stars! Dom Pérignon

“In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of champagne every evening.” - Willie Gluckstern

“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

“I drink it 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 when I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it - unless I’m thirsty.” – Lily Bollinger

"I only drink Champagne when in love and when not." - Christian Pol Roger

“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” - Dom Pérignon

"Champagne doesn't require an occasion. Champagne is the occasion." Terry Theise

Champagne Quotes from athletes

I never had a bad day that started with champagne Mike T. Dark

“There was a time when drinking some champagne and sliding into potato salad had some real fun in it.” - Jim Bouton

"I never had a bad day that started with champagne" - Mike T. Dark

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