History: Writers and Absinthe

Many famous writers appreciated absinthe and had strong, positive opinions about it:

“A glass of Absinthe is as poetic as every other thing.”
– Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)

“Absinthe [is] for poets.”
– Ernest Dowson (1867 – 1900)

“Absinthe… should cleanse, fortify and perfume the human soul.”
– Aleister Crowley (1875 – 1947)

“[Drinking] Absinthe cocktails in a hermetically sealed apartment in the Royalton.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940)

“The absinthe made everything seem better. I drank it without sugar in the dripping glass, and it was pleasantly bitter.”
– Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961)

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