Sir Winston Churchill on the Bible and Alcohol: A Quote

During the Temperance Movement, Winston Churchill (who was famous for his constant use of alcohol) would visit American where he happened to cross paths with a conservative preacher from the Christian Temperance Union. The preacher confronted Churchill about his use of alcohol by quoting him Proverbs 23: 31 – 32:

 “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.” (KJV)

 To which Churchill responded: “I’ve been seeking a drink like that all my life!” 

 Reference: The Diane Rehm Show  (Time mark: 11:10 – 40)