Quote by W. C. Fields
It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
This quote suggests that the person speaking was adversely influenced by a woman that caused them to turn to drinking. They feel somewhat obligated to thank her for this introduction to alcohol, maybe implying that it has served as a form of escape or comfort. It highlights the complex emotions and unexpected consequences that can arise from interpersonal relationships.