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Literally: If there is wine today, then today is the day to get drunk.
- c. 833-909: Luo Yin (trad. 羅隱, simpl. 罗隐), 自遣 (Self Consolation)
今朝有酒今朝醉 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin jīnzhāo yǒu jiǔ jīnzhāo zuì)
- describes someone with attitude of instant gratification; describes someone who never thinks about the future; here today, gone tomorrow; live for the now
- 2005: anon, 要豪宅不要孩子 白领高质量追求今朝有酒今朝醉 (They want nice homes but don't want kids, white collar workers live for the now)
- "今朝有酒今朝醉" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2009-02-02.