Open the Door, Homer

A few wise words from the blind old bastard: ‘No poem was ever written by a drinker of water’ ‘Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.’ ‘Bacchus opens the gate of the heart.’ ‘The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.’