National Absinthe Day is marked annually on March 5 to raise awareness and celebrate the strong alcoholic drink also known as "The Green Fairy."

Absinthe is a combination of spirits and herbs, mainly fennel, anise, and a type of wormwood called Artemisia absinthium, according to Healthline. The drink is very potent, and it was earlier believed its consumption causes side effects including convulsions, hallucinations, mental deterioration and psychosis, which is why several countries banned the drink.

Here are some quotes, courtesy Greeting Ideas, to share today:

1. "A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?" – Oscar Wilde

2. "I sit at my door, smoking a cigarette and sipping my absinthe, and I enjoy every day without a care in the world." – Paul Gauguin

3. "I understand that absinthe makes the tart grow fonder." – Ernest Dowson

4. "Right now, Im very healthy. I have no vices left. Except sugary breakfast cereal. And absinthe, of course." – Johnny Galecki

5. "Let me be mad, then, by all means! mad with the madness of Absinthe, the wildest, most luxurious madness in the world! Vive la folie! Vive l'amour! Vive l'animalisme! Vive le Diable! – Marie Corelli

6. "Love is just a synonym for absinthe. Absinthe is a synonym for ‘I don’t know what i’m doing anymore.’"– Salma Deera

7. "Good stuff, absinthe. Not the first mouthful, perhaps. But after that. Good stuff." – Aphonse Allais

8. "Absinthe, on a winter evening. Lights up in green the sooty soul." – Charles Cros

9. "Let me be mad, mad with madness of absinthe, the wildest most luxurious madness in the world." – Marie Corelli

10. "Absinthe is the aphrodisiac of the self. The green fairy who lives in the absinthe wants your soul. But you are safe with me." – Dracula

Bottles of absinthe sit on a shelf for sale at the Absinth Depot shop on March 15, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Getty Images/ Adam Berry