Quotes about Absinthe

Glen MacDonough (1867-1924), US writer and lyricist. From his song, “Absinthe Frappé”:

“[Absinthe] will free you first from the burning thirst [and] the inky skies that so heavily hang o’er your soul.”


Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), English mystic and poet. From his story, “Absinthe: The Green Goddess”:

“Ah! the Green Goddess! What is the fascination that makes her so adorable and so terrible?”

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Marie Corelli (1855-1924), English novelist. From her novel “Wormwood: A Drama of Paris”:

“A nectar, bitter-sweet – like the last kiss on the lips of a discarded mistress.”



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