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“In Eastern Europe, Mother Vodka has had a heavy task to fulfil for centuries. It is she who has had to patch all the holes, to warm the people when they were cold, to dry their tears when they were sad, to delude their stomachs when they were hungry ...”
“In trying to keep as close as possible to the truth it may seem at times that I am contradicting myself, but that is merely proof of my accuracy, for truth is as many-sided as a well-cut diamond.”
“In Eastern Europe, vodka is theatre, cinema, concert, and circus; it serves as books for the illiterate, makes heroes of miserable cowards, is the great comforter that sweeps all trouble from our hearts. Is there anywhere in the world another ounce of happiness to be bought for a price so low?”
Alexandra Orme, Polish writer
(? - 1975)
Real name: Litka de Barcza.