If drinking heavily didn’t guarantee a hangover, we’d probably be hammed ’round the clock. Drinking is social and fun, but no one likes spending half of Sunday paying for Saturday night. Whether you swear by hair of the dog or greasy diner food, the only true way to get rid of a hangover is to ride it out (or die in the process). And no one knows the woes of a hangover like writers, musicians, and creative types.

Scroll down to read our favorite hangover-related musings from Bukowski, Nicki, James Bond, and the like.quote

Charles Bukowski

In three words: Very drunk writer

Thoughts on hangovers: “I like to change liquor stores frequently because the clerks got to know your habits if you went in night and day and bought huge quantities. I could feel them wondering why I wasn’t dead yet and it made me uncomfortable. They probably weren’t thinking any such thing, but then a man gets paranoid when he has 300 hangovers a year.”


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Mike Tyson

In three words: Former heavyweight champion

Thoughts on hangovers: “You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative.”


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In three words: Singer, Illuminati member

Thoughts on hangovers: “We woke up in the kitchen saying ‘How the hell did this shit happen?’/ Oh baby, drunk in love/ We be all night, last thing I remember is our beautiful bodies grinding up in that club, drunk in love”complex

William Faulkner

In three words: Celebrated Southern author

Thoughts on hangovers: “I think that—that anyone, the painter, the musician, the writer works in a—a kind of an—an insane fury. He’s demon-driven. He can get up feeling rotten, with a hangover, or with—with actual pain, and—and if he gets to work, the first thing he knows, he don’t remember that pain, that hangover—he’s too busy.”

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Who: Jimmy from Degrassi

Thoughts on hangovers: “How bout you and all your morals in that outfit that you borrowed/Make the most out of tonight and worry bout it all tomorrow.”chef


In three words: Underground hip-hop artists

Thoughts on hangovers: “Ain’t no way to explain or say, how painful the hangover was today/ In front of the toilet, hands and knees, trying to breathe in between the dry heaves/ My baby made me some coffee, afraid that if I drink some it’s probably coming right back out me/ Couple of Advil, relax and chill, at a standstill with how bad I feel/ I think I need to smell fresh air, so I stepped out the back door and fell down the stairs.”bw

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Christopher Hitchens

In three words: Writer, atheist, contrarian

Thoughts on hangovers: “Don’t drink on an empty stomach: the main point of the refreshment is the enhancement of food. Don’t drink if you have the blues: it’s a junk cure. Drink when you are in a good mood. Cheap booze is a false economy. It’s not true that you shouldn’t drink alone: these can be the happiest glasses you ever drain. Hangovers are another bad sign, and you should not expect to be believed if you take refuge in saying you can’t properly remember last night. (If you really don’t remember, that’s an even worse sign.)”


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Kanye West

In three words: Yeezus, Yeezy, Ye

Thoughts on hangovers: “The plan was to drink until the pain over/ but what’s worse, the pain or the hangover?”ye

James Bond

In three words: Man of Mystery

Thoughts on hangovers: “Champagne and Benzedrine! Never again!” (From Casino Royale.)


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P. G. Wodehouse

In three words: English humor writer

Thoughts on hangovers: “I am told by those who know that there are six varieties of hangover—the Broken Compass, the Sewing Machine, the Comet, the Atomic, the Cement Mixer and the Gremlin Boogie, and his manner suggested that he had got them all.” Read about the 6 varieties of hangover here.

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Nicki Minaj

In three words: Big booty [insert adjective here]

Thoughts on hangovers: “Might let him take it home and slaughter that/ He got friends for all of my friends/ They ain’t leaving ’till we say when/ And we gon’ hangover the next day”


Cameron Diaz

Who: Formally hot blonde

Thoughts on hangovers: “Grease is the only cure for a hangover.”


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Robert Benchley

In three words: American newspaper columnist

Thoughts on hangovers: “A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death.”brit

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Dean Martin

In three words: King of Cool

Thoughts on hangovers: “Stay drunk.”


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Hunter S. Thompson

In three words: Wild-card, drug consumer

His tried-and-true hangover cure“it’s 12 amyl nitrites (one box), in conjunction with as many beers as necessary.”

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