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Famous Quotes About Addiction

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Addiction quotes by Truman Capote
#1. But I'm not a saint yet. I'm an alcoholic. I'm a drug addict. I'm homosexual. I'm a genius. #Quote by Truman Capote
Addiction quotes by Lynda Carter
#2. Facing my addiction was one of the hardest things I've had to do in my life. #Quote by Lynda Carter
Addiction quotes by Sharon Stone
#3. I might be manipulating you to create risk for myself. #Quote by Sharon Stone
Addiction quotes by Robin Williams
#4. An alcoholic is someone who can violate his standards faster than he can lower them. #Quote by Robin Williams
Addiction quotes by V.K. McAllister
#5. The all-encompassing cure for cancer, heartbreak, irrationality, drug addiction, and every other ailment that plagues humanity?

Fire. #Quote by V.K. McAllister
Addiction quotes by Rob Portman
#6. Working together with Democrats and Republicans, I passed legislation to help break the grip of addiction. By investing in prevention, treatment, and recovery, empowering law enforcement, and stopping the overprescribing of painkillers, we can turn the tide. #Quote by Rob Portman
Addiction quotes by Meg Ryan
#7. I've played a heroin addict and a speed freak and dark characters throughout my career. #Quote by Meg Ryan
Addiction quotes by John Jodzio
#8. I hated how sometimes life threw you a curveball - how you thought you were going to make some money selling a stolen tiger to make your dad proud, but then all the sudden there were drugs instead of money and then you were probably going to relapse mostly because you didn't want to disappoint your best friend who had recently drawn a very funny cartoon about an octopus on your ass cheeks that would not come off your body no matter how hard you scrubbed. #Quote by John Jodzio
Addiction quotes by Louise Blackwick
#9. It is only through an altered state of consciousness that a lesser being can see into the invisible and the immaterial. In our understanding, middling, certain substances are known to alter the manner a choice has been made. Some drugs will make one decide things one normally would not.'
'And choices are our domain,' explained another Master. 'The fabric of reality is stringed together by the unseen Threads of choice and consequence. As actors, storytellers and audience of reality, we cannot afford reality to unwire. #Quote by Louise Blackwick
Addiction quotes by Michael J. Sullivan
#10. Fulfillment comes from striving to succeed, to survive by your own wits and strength. Such things make each of us who we are." Using the blanket, he rubbed his hair. "You lose that in captivity, lose yourself, and that loss saps your capacity for joy. I think comfort can be a curse, an addiction that without warning or notice erodes hope. You know what I mean?" He looked at each of them, but no one answered. "Live with it long enough and the prison stops being the walls or the guards. Instead, it's the fear you can't survive on your own, the belief you aren't as capable, or as worthy, as others. I think everyone has the capacity to do great things, to rise above their everyday lives; they just need a little push now and then. #Quote by Michael J. Sullivan
Addiction quotes by Anshul Dubey
#11. Travelling is the only addiction which is in-toxic but gives u wings. #Quote by Anshul Dubey
Addiction quotes by Seth Adam Smith
#12. Willpower, though important in its own way, is never enough. In order for you to be truly powerful, you must open up and trust in something beyond yourself - something you cannot prove for certain. #Quote by Seth Adam Smith
Addiction quotes by Donna Gillespie
#13. Books are worse than wine, I say. You read one and you need another - there's no end to it. What ails you that you cannot content yourself with just living on under the sun? #Quote by Donna Gillespie
Addiction quotes by Erling Kagge
#14. When you've invested a lot of time in being accessible and keeping up with what's happening, it's easy to conclude that it all has a certain value, even if what you have done might not be important. This is called rationalization. The New York Review of Books labeled the battle between producers of apps "the new opium wars," and the paper claims that "marketers have adopted addiction as an explicit commercial strategy." The only difference is that the pushers aren't peddling a product that can be smoked in a pipe, but rather is ingested via sugar-coated apps.

In a way, silence is the opposition to all of this. It's about getting inside what you are doing. Experiencing rather than overthinking. Allowing each moment to be big enough. Not living through other people and other things. Shutting out the world and fashioning your own silence whenever you run, cook food, have sex, study, chat, work, think of a new idea, read or dance. #Quote by Erling Kagge
Addiction quotes by Christopher Hawke
#15. There are casualties in war. Those who don't make it back to a place of sound hopes and dreams. Some take on their demons alone. They are deceived into fearlessness and trampled by the hooves of their oppressor.
Besides intervention, there is little justice for the thousands-upon-thousands hacked to pieces all around us.
How dare we try to take life to the next level. Instead of merely protecting ourselves or scrounging up our next meal, we have the audacity to hope for something more - a witness for our lives who will survive alongside us. #Quote by Christopher Hawke
Addiction quotes by Joan Rivers
#16. Show business can be an addiction ... An audience would laugh at me one night, and I would chase that high for another three months. #Quote by Joan Rivers
Addiction quotes by Eden Summers
#17. Yes, last time I checked, I did have that appendage. It's fully functional, too. So I guess that means I don't get an invite. #Quote by Eden Summers
Addiction quotes by Cornel West
#18. I think in the end, you know, we're just addicted to oil. We've got to overcome that addiction, and we need some serious accountability of big oil, because big oil, like so much of big businesses, has just colonized our government, colonized the regulatory agencies so we can't impose any kind of accountability on them. #Quote by Cornel West
Addiction quotes by William Faulkner
#19. And when a man that old takes up money-hunting, it's like when he takes up gambling or whisky or women. He aint going to have time to quit. #Quote by William Faulkner
Addiction quotes by Edward Norton
#20. I'm an actor, and, beyond that, the thing I do most compulsively is writing. So I come at it very much from this sense of character. I get interested in people. And I feel confident in my capacity to absorb and manifest the characteristics of people. I have a real auditory hang-up for dialogue; re-creating the way people talk really is an addiction in my brain. #Quote by Edward Norton
Addiction quotes by Simon Weston
#21. Recovery is a bit like an addiction; you take it day by day. If you set yourself too many goalposts, you'll have problems. #Quote by Simon Weston
Addiction quotes by Katandra Jackson Nunnally
#22. What was the difference between Anne Frank and any other 15 year old girl living the same nightmare? Nothing! Aside from the fact that Anne spoke through her writings while others kept silent. Someone very special to me recently asked how can I write such personal things as child abuse, relationship problems, sexual addiction, and not fear how the family will feel about these revealings. I have the audacity to write such things because it's MY story. Not my parents, not my brothers, not my aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents... MINE. Note to those contemplating writing nonfiction. Write the story. It's yours to tell. Nevermind how your family will feel. Those that love you will not judge you. I promise. Do not let your testimony be in vain. #Quote by Katandra Jackson Nunnally
Addiction quotes by Christopher Dines
#23. Love addicts often pick partners who are emotionally unavailable because deep down, they don't feel worthy of having a healthy, loving relationship. A love addict craves and obsesses about becoming enmeshed or 'one' with another human being at all costs, even if it means putting themselves in potential danger. #Quote by Christopher Dines
Addiction quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#24. What is addiction? Only those that have been kept secret; are addictions. Those that are openly visible cannot be called addiction. #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Addiction quotes by Joseph Girzone
#25. One of the problems we have is that we cannot just be content to admire and enjoy, we have to possess and feel we own what we see. That can become for many of us an addiction which adds a complication to our life and takes away our peace of mind. Craving things becomes after a while a serious distraction and an obsession. #Quote by Joseph Girzone
Addiction quotes by Kenneth E. Boulding
#26. Economics has been incurably growth-oriented and addicted to everybody growing richer, even at the cost of exhaustion of resources and pollution of the environment. #Quote by Kenneth E. Boulding
Addiction quotes by Lorin Morgan-Richards
#27. Old robots are becoming more human and young humans are becoming more like robots. #Quote by Lorin Morgan-Richards
Addiction quotes by Kris Kidd
#28. I talk too much, but there's a lot unsaid. I've slept in a lot of beds. #Quote by Kris Kidd
Addiction quotes by Alannah Lynne
#29. She said, I swear, I put something in my mouth one time, and I'm addicted. I think I have oral fixation issues. #Quote by Alannah Lynne
Addiction quotes by Chris Prentiss
#30. In 1935, when there were no other programs, the founders of AA, Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith, stepped up to the plate and took action to help a crippled population. All credit for the establishment of their wonderful, life-saving group goes to them and to those who came after them who have continued the tradition. However, there are not among the estimated two or three million who attend twelve-step meetings. #Quote by Chris Prentiss
Addiction quotes by Henri J.M. Nouwen
#31. Addiction" might be the best word to explain the lostness that so deeply permeates society. Our addiction make us cling to what the world proclaims as the keys to self-fulfillment: accumulation of wealth and power; attainment of status and admiration; lavish consumption of food and drink, and sexual gratification without distinguishing between lust and love. These addictions create expectations that cannot but fail to satisfy our deepest needs. As long as we live within the world's delusions, our addictions condemn us to futile quests in "the distant country," leaving us to face an endless series of disillusionments while our sense of self remains unfulfilled. In these days of increasing addictions, we have wandered far away from our Father's home. The addicted life can aptly be designated a life lived in "a distant country." It is from there that our cry for deliverance rises up. #Quote by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Addiction quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#32. It's a Cinderella story, only at midnight she turns back into a fugitive. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Addiction quotes by George Carlin
#33. Shopping and buying and getting and having comprise the Great American Addiction. No one is immune. When the underclass riots in this country they don't kill policemen and politicians, they steal merchandise. How embarrassing. #Quote by George Carlin
Addiction quotes by Oswald Spengler
#34. This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us ... to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves, to act in such a way that some part of us lives on. This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us ... to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves, to act in such a way that some part of us lives on. #Quote by Oswald Spengler
Addiction quotes by Ted Heller
#35. The more I wrote, the less I needed to play. Once I got started I couldn't stop. This was my salvation. Writing was a better, healthier, and more enjoyable addiction than gambling, even though gambling was a hell of a lot more lucrative. Playing poker, the gratification isn't delayed. Writing, you sometimes have to wait years for the full punishment. #Quote by Ted Heller
Addiction quotes by Thad Forester
#36. If a man does his best, what else is there? - General George Patton Jr. (1885-1945) #Quote by Thad Forester
Addiction quotes by Gabor Mate
#37. There is no addiction centre in the brain, no circuits designated strictly for addictive purposes. The brain systems involved in addiction are among the key organizers and motivators of human emotional life and behaviour; hence, addiction's powerful hold on human beings. #Quote by Gabor Mate
Addiction quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#38. The first step is to admit you're powerless. You have an addiction, and you can't stop. The first step is to tell your story, all the worst parts. Your lowest lows. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Addiction quotes by Dean Lilleyman
#39. That night, I dream. And when I wake up I remember watching a film with Nannan about a ventriloquist who went mad, his dummy coming to life and speaking for itself. My dream is like the end of the film where the ventriloquist and the dummy are in the madhouse, all these mad devil-faces pressed against the iron bars of the cell door, laughing as the dummy gets up off his chair and walks towards the ventriloquist who screams. The dummy strangles him. I can't remember in the dream if I was the ventriloquist or the dummy. I'm in a funny mood all day. I don't say much. I don't feel like it. #Quote by Dean Lilleyman
Addiction quotes by Becky Masterman
#40. I've sometimes regretted the women I've been.

There have been so many: daughter, sister, cop, tough broad, several kinds of whore, jilted lover, ideal wife, heroine, killer.

I'll provide the truth of them all, inasmuch as I'm capable of telling the truth.

Keeping secrets, telling lies, they require the same skill. Both become a habit, almost an addiction, that's hard to break even with the people closest to you, out of the business.

They say never trust a woman who tells you her age; if she can't keep that secret, she can't keep yours.

I'm fifty-nine. #Quote by Becky Masterman
Addiction quotes by Marian Keyes
#41. You've recognised a fundamental feature of an addict's life. Maintaining your habit is so important you've no real interest in anything else. #Quote by Marian Keyes
Addiction quotes by Vic Fuentes
#42. Self-harm is an addiction and it's serious whether it's 5 cuts or 100. I myself have dealt with self-harm. I was young and alone and got beat up on all the time, and I cut to ease the pain. I realized I wasn't the only one I hurt when I cut. I found out to wait it out that it gets better. I wrote music instead of going to the blade. I found out that my little brother Mike looked up to me and I wanted to change for him. So to the fans that cut or use anything to do with self-harm, promise me tonight that you will throw away all the blades and go to what you love instead of the blade. I believe you can do it. I will be here if you feel like giving in. I love you guys so so much. #Quote by Vic Fuentes
Addiction quotes by Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton
#43. Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read. #Quote by Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton
Addiction quotes by Abraham J. Twerski
#44. I too searched far and wide for the cure to addiction, but my medical and psychiatric background did not lead me to the cure because the source of addiction does not lie here,. #Quote by Abraham J. Twerski
Addiction quotes by Preston Sprinkle
#45. This is why your divorce, your addiction, your enslavement to porn, or years of sticking your finger down your throat to match up to some arbitrary standard of beauty can all be woven into the fabric of God's plan of redemption. God doesn't cause sin. He mourns it. He despises it. But through His gracious power, He's able to use it. No one and no sin can outrun God's grace. #Quote by Preston Sprinkle
Addiction quotes by Rufus Wainwright
#46. The song is about knowing the end result of every situation you're in, and being able to play it out in your mind and see it before it happens. It's about addiction, really, about knowing how it's all going to end up. In that sense, you're watching a movie of yourself all the time - and then you want out of that movie. #Quote by Rufus Wainwright
Addiction quotes by Henry Giroux
#47. America's addiction to violence is partly evident in the heroes it chooses to glorify. #Quote by Henry Giroux
Addiction quotes by Johann Hari
#48. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety. It's connection. #Quote by Johann Hari
Addiction quotes by Ricardo Viana Vargas
#49. When it comes to mountains there are two kinds of people; those who walk half way up & quit & those who conquer it which one are you? #Quote by Ricardo Viana Vargas
Addiction quotes by Earl Chinnici
#50. I'm not just blowing smoke when I say that I hope this book and the story it tells helps inspire many people to fight back against their addiction to "tobacco cigarettes." The cigarette addiction is not glamorous. The addiction does not make anyone appear to be fun, smart, or sexy. The addiction is not enjoyable in the least. Of course, if you were to ask thirty-six people why they smoke, I am sure twenty-nine will tell you that they enjoy smoking. I have also said this a few times. However, to find even one person who enjoys being addicted to cigarettes or who enjoys being addicted to poison is another story altogether. Over the years, I have often been in the company of "tobacco cigarette smokers" and yet I do not remember once when anybody said, "I enjoy being addicted to cigarettes" or "I really do enjoy my addiction to poisons" or "My addiction is what I enjoy most about smoking. #Quote by Earl Chinnici
Addiction quotes by Joey Truman
#51. His mom was high when Whitey was born. She was also high when she named him. Esmerelda was the name of her sister, the only person in the world who ever treated her decently, and Torno was short for tornado, because that's how it felt when Whitey came out.
Whitey's mom had a penchant for the cocaine. #Quote by Joey Truman
Addiction quotes by Billy Graham
#52. One of the characteristics of some drugs (such as cocaine) is that they make a person feel strong and alert - when in fact the opposite is the case. Don't allow yourself to be deceived. #Quote by Billy Graham
Addiction quotes by Christopher Dines
#53. To stay true to ourselves and remain kind to others is an art. It does require daily vigilance and, at the same time, it's important to remember that art can often get messy. #Quote by Christopher Dines
Addiction quotes by Edgar Allan Poe
#54. I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom. #Quote by Edgar Allan Poe
Addiction quotes by Mary Crocker Cook
#55. You can't "let go". You can't "detach with love". You can't let them "hit bottom". You can't seem to implement the strategies you have learned when you are faced with your adult child's chaos and anxiety. When you try to do this, it makes you physically and emotionally ill, and the anxiety and fear becomes unbearable. #Quote by Mary Crocker Cook
Addiction quotes by Caroline Kepnes
#56. He's been to rehab, which is a travesty; you can tell by his smug face that he's not capable of genuine addiction. #Quote by Caroline Kepnes
Addiction quotes by Dianne Harman Cornered Coyote
#57. Maria, it sounds like he was insane. Rational people don't intentionally addict people. I feel sorry for those poor people who were unsuspecting victims. #Quote by Dianne Harman Cornered Coyote
Addiction quotes by Clifford Stoll
#58. Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users? #Quote by Clifford Stoll
Addiction quotes by Melissa Febos
#59. I think the addiction stuff, because I was already sort of outed in my family as a sexual person: as a sexually-adventurous and sexually-conflicted person and sexually-driven person. They already knew that about me. They knew that about me when I was eleven. My parents very consciously tried to provide an environment that would protect me from becoming a drug addict. #Quote by Melissa Febos
Addiction quotes by Alaska Angelini
#60. Marko was nothing more than a dealer, serving me false emotions with ecstasy-doused injections. Poison to my heart. Addiction for my soul. And I was eating it up with all the desperation of a junkie. #Quote by Alaska Angelini
Addiction quotes by Robert Downey, Jr.
#61. Smoking dope and smoking coke, you are rendered defenseless. The only way out of that hopeless state is intervention. #Quote by Robert Downey, Jr.
Addiction quotes by William S. Burroughs
#62. I have learned the junk equation. Junk is not, like alcohol or weed, a means of increased enjoyment of life. Junk is not a kick. It is a way of life. #Quote by William S. Burroughs
Addiction quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#63. Help me give up my addiction to Hope. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Addiction quotes by Sam Harris
#64. A review of the psychological literature suggests that mindfulness in particular fosters many components of physical and mental health: It improves immune function, blood pressure, and cortisol levels; it reduces anxiety, depression, neuroticism, and emotional reactivity. It also leads to greater behavioral regulation and has shown promise in the treatment of addiction and eating disorders. Unsurprisingly, the practice is associated with increased subjective well-being.13 #Quote by Sam Harris
Addiction quotes by Kris Kidd
#65. You give the shirt off your back, no questions asked, and you stand alone at the cavernous mouth of your suburban closet -
your entire life spent wondering
where your clothes went. #Quote by Kris Kidd
Addiction quotes by K.A. Hosein
#66. Love is the addiction of the insane. #Quote by K.A. Hosein
Addiction quotes by Linda Howard
#67. Love! Who ever said that love
made the world go round? Love was a killing pain, an addiction that had to be fed; yet even in her pain she
knew that she wouldn't have it any other way. #Quote by Linda Howard
Addiction quotes by Amy Reed
#68. What if I'm so broken I can never do something as basic as feed myself? Do you realize how twisted that is? It amazes me sometimes that humans still exist. We're just animals, after all. And how can an animal get so removed from nature that it loses the instinct to keep itself alive? #Quote by Amy Reed
Addiction quotes by Debra L. Kaplan
#69. The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance between insight into one's desire for escape and abstinence from one's addiction. #Quote by Debra L. Kaplan
Addiction quotes by Clarence Day
#70. A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health. #Quote by Clarence Day
Addiction quotes by Daniel  Abbott
#71. Leaving's not an option when there's nowhere to go. #Quote by Daniel Abbott
Addiction quotes by Beem Weeks
#72. Freedom doesn't come through banning; freedom lies in mastering self-control. #Quote by Beem Weeks
Addiction quotes by Edie Falco
#73. Addiction has had such an impact on my life and the people I love, and there really is not a lot about it that is funny. So the last thing I wanted was to give the impression that it's all fun and games, and isn't it funny what she gets away with. #Quote by Edie Falco
Addiction quotes by Richard J. Foster
#74. Reject anything that is producing an addiction in you. #Quote by Richard J. Foster
Addiction quotes by James Cook
#75. The welfare system is the breeding ground of crime, addiction and radical politics. #Quote by James Cook
Addiction quotes by Carlos Zen
#76. Although i hate having to admit this, but the one good thing those annoying communists did right was to treat religion like a type of addiction and completely banned all practicies of it
-Tanya Degurechaff (Youjo Senki) #Quote by Carlos Zen
Addiction quotes by John A. Macdougall
#77. When we are forced to endure what we cannot endure, something breaks inside our minds. That broken-mindedness is commonly called trauma. #Quote by John A. Macdougall
Addiction quotes by Pax Prentiss
#78. I spent the rest of that day and most of the night thinking about all the hundreds of people I had met in rehabs and sober living houses and on the streets. We were all medicating our fears and our pain! #Quote by Pax Prentiss
Addiction quotes by Grace W. Wroldson
#79. I was dating the same man over and over again, expecting a different relationship. Where's the sanity in that!? #Quote by Grace W. Wroldson
Addiction quotes by Rachel Van Dyken
#80. My mom was actually so concerned with my chocolate addiction when I was little that she had to repeatedly tell me that if a nice young man or woman offered me candy I had to scream at the top of my lungs. #Quote by Rachel Van Dyken
Addiction quotes by Roger Scruton
#81. Cognitive states of mind are seldom addictive, since they depend upon exploration of the world, and the individual encounter with the individual object, whose appeal is outside the subject's control. Addiction arises when the subject has full control over a pleasure and can ponder it at will. It is primarily a matter of sensory pleasure, and involves a kind of short-circuiting of the pleasure network. Addiction is characterized by a loss of the emotional dynamic that would otherwise govern an outward-directed, cognitively creative life. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Addiction quotes by Brent Jones
#82. He pondered his turmoil, wondering which he feared most - losing his father or being alone in the world. Both were inevitable. Neither could be stopped or slowed down. All he could do now was brace for impact. #Quote by Brent Jones
Addiction quotes by Edward T. Welch
#83. Then, when shame strikes, it is so nasty you have to numb yourself, and what better anesthetic than your addiction? It is the perfect vicious circle. #Quote by Edward T. Welch
Addiction quotes by Robert Moss
#84. On a psychic level, we could be carrying energies and entities and cravings and habits and confusion and patterns of behavior from generation to generation that we don't want. We could also have picked up loose energies or entities from places we visit or live, and this could be very confusing. It could reinforce or even produce addictions and cravings that don't really belong to us. #Quote by Robert Moss
Addiction quotes by Amitav Ghosh
#85. Language was both his livelihood and his addiction and he was often preyed upon by a near irresistible compulsion to eavesdrop on conversations in public places. #Quote by Amitav Ghosh
Addiction quotes by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
#86. My arm reaches up. I don't know if I'm reaching for the pipe or for him. I want to touch his skin. I want to breathe in what he breathes. The yellow swirl. I want to be the yellow swirl. I want him to breathe me in, be sent riding on oxygen molecules deep into lungs. I want to travel through his body, seeing what makes him happy, attaching myself to whatever place in him sparks to life on my arrival. His blood. His tissues. His muscles. I want to burrow inside the folds like a wind-blown dusting of snow so that each time I melt away, he seeks me out again. There's no delineation between the pipe and the smoke and his body. It's all whole, I want in. I want him.
'Please,' I say softly, 'let me try.'
Without letting go of the pipe, he swings his hand holding the lighter with incredible force, backhanding my face. My jaw pops. The lighter swings back under the pipe undulating back and forth, inhaling the curl as it rises from the tar, exactly the same as before he hit me, only now he's staring at me, hating me. #Quote by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Addiction quotes by Callie Bowld
#87. Breaking an addiction is never easy, but it can be done. You are stronger than that red-faced demon screaming in the bathroom. #Quote by Callie Bowld
Addiction quotes by D.B.C. Pierre
#88. Imagine the spirit as a mansion. You'll guess we don't use many rooms. Apart from a few moments in childhood we don't dance around it in sunlight. But there's a traffic of things in and out, and what happens is that unwanted bulks can gather inside. Gather and gather, menacing us. Unable to shift them, we hide in ever-smaller spaces. And in our last hole, life offers a choice: to play out our demise in parallel theatres - psychosis, zealotry, religion, cancer, addiction - or to bow quietly out. But beware: life doesn't ask these high questions when we're confident and fresh - it waits for hopelessness. #Quote by D.B.C. Pierre
Addiction quotes by Ayn Rand
#89. The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Addiction quotes by Asa Don Brown
#90. Be your best proponent, ally, and advocate. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Addiction quotes by Toni Sorenson
#91. Science has proven that sin has the power to change us for the worse. In a healthy brain, rational thought can override impulsive behavior. Not so in a brain affected by addiction. This is how Satan steals our ability to choose wisely. Addiction costs us the ability to exercise our agency. #Quote by Toni Sorenson
Addiction quotes by Thomas R. Insel
#92. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, more people will have insurance coverage and, in principle, be eligible for more care. #Quote by Thomas R. Insel
Addiction quotes by Kathy Krajco
#93. In a very real way, attention is a drug. Like dope, attention makes people feel good by delivering a 'hit' of certain neurotransmitters (chemicals that transmit, or block the transmission of electrochemical currents) in the brain. Like anything that does this (viz., sex, risk-taking, power), in excessive amounts it's addictive. And, simply because it works, nothing is as addictive as a pain killer. Hence Narcissus is well-named from the Greek word for narcosis.

Attention is his pain killer. #Quote by Kathy Krajco
Addiction quotes by Billy Graham
#94. Drunkenness is not a new vice. Its ravages have always been a scourge on the human race ... Alcohol is a killer, a murderer. #Quote by Billy Graham
Addiction quotes by Wayne Dyer
#95. See what it is you would like to attract into your life. See how you would like your business to go, your relationships to go, and even your body to go in terms of overcoming addictions and dealing with weight and health issues. #Quote by Wayne Dyer
Addiction quotes by Viktor E. Frankl
#96. Along with unemployment neurosis, which is triggered
by an individual's socioeconomic situation,
there are other types of depression which are traceable
back to psychodynamic or biochemical conditions,
whichever the case may be. Accordingly, psychotherapy
and pharmacotherapy are indicated respectively.
Insofar as the feeling of meaninglessness is concerned,
however, we should not overlook and forget that, per se,
it is not a matter of pathology; rather than being the sign and symptom of a neurosis, it is, I would say, the proof
of one's humanness. But although it is not caused by
anything pathological, it may well cause a pathological
reaction; in other words, it is potentially pathogenic. Just
consider the mass neurotic syndrome so pervasive in the
young generation: there is ample empirical evidence that
the three facets of this syndrome - depression, aggression,
addiction - are due to what is called in logotherapy
"the existential vacuum," a feeling of emptiness and
meaninglessness. #Quote by Viktor E. Frankl
Addiction quotes by Hoda Kotb
#97. Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it's giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you'd be amazed over the course of 10 years, the strides you've taken. #Quote by Hoda Kotb
Addiction quotes by Irwin Stone
#98. All patients reported a loss of craving for drugs while taking large doses of Vitamin C, during detoxification. Of the first 30 carefully monitored heroin addicts, 30 successfully withdrew from their addiction with no more than minor discomfort. None of the 30 were reported to have relapsed ... Similar results have been reported by other doctors ... :Archie Kalokerinos ... #Quote by Irwin Stone
Addiction quotes by Toni Sorenson
#99. The world teaches us to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, self-motivating. But anytime we put self before Savior, we're in trouble #Quote by Toni Sorenson
Addiction quotes by Ann Marlowe
#100. Once upon a time the future was supposed to be brighter, shinier and more fun. When did that vision pass? When did the word 'new' lose it's luster? Now the past is supposed to hold the hopes we once confided to the future. We're directing attachments that used to go forward backward. #Quote by Ann Marlowe
Addiction quotes by Thomas Fuller
#101. Serving one's own passions is the greatest slavery. #Quote by Thomas Fuller
Addiction quotes by Katie Reus
#102. She was in his head, in his damn bones-an addiction he never wanted to get over… #Quote by Katie Reus
Addiction quotes by Geoffrey Wood
#103. Turning an experience about to observe it, results in a lessening of the experience directly proportional to the amount of observation. To think about it is, to some degree, to stop the pleasure, to stop the experience, to step outside it. #Quote by Geoffrey Wood
Addiction quotes by Dave Navarro
#104. Jane's Addiction has only put out new music when our hearts were in and when we had something to say creatively. #Quote by Dave Navarro
Addiction quotes by Suzanne Steele
#105. A girl who is a writer…
A girl who is a writer. She's a woman who lives in her head because the voices of the characters who reside there are ever present demanding their voices be heard.
A girl who is a writer. She's the girl with a cup of coffee and a plate of food that has gotten cold because she couldn't stop telling the story.
A girl who is a writer. She's the one who lives in a coffee stained flannel shirt but you won't mind because it's you who brings her the addiction that fuels her word count.
A girl who is a writer. You'll share her with the world and they will see parts of her naked soul, but you won't mind because it's who she is, not what she does.
A girl who is a writer. She's the one who dips her quill in the blood stains of her pain and splatters it on the world's wall of graffiti filled artists. Her voice will stand out because she is a girl who is a writer.
© Suzanne Steele #Quote by Suzanne Steele
Addiction quotes by Dan Pearce
#106. Don't we get it? To put our arm around someone who is gay, someone who has an addiction, somebody who lives a different lifestyle, someone who is not what we think they should be ... doing that has nothing to do with enabling them or accepting what they do as okay by us. It has nothing to do with encouraging them in their practice of what you or I might feel or believe is wrong vs right.
It has everything to do with being a good human being. A good person. A good friend. #Quote by Dan Pearce
Addiction quotes by Evan Sutter
#107. We all need a technological detox; we need to throw away our phones and computers instead of using them as our pseudo-defence system for anything that comes our way. We need to be bored and not have anything to use to shield the boredom away from us. We need to be lonely and see what it is we really feel when we are. If we continue to distract ourselves so we never have to face the realities in front of us, when the time comes and you are faced with something bigger than what your phone, food, or friends can fix, you will be in big trouble. #Quote by Evan Sutter
Addiction quotes by Tarryn Fisher
#108. Addiction," I say simply. "It can span an entire lifetime if untreated."
"What's the treatment?"
"I don't really care."
"Me neither," she says. #Quote by Tarryn Fisher
Addiction quotes by Mason Cooley
#109. Addicts turn their pleasures into vengeful Gods. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Addiction quotes by James Taylor
#110. I was a functional addict. #Quote by James Taylor
Addiction quotes by A.K. Alexander
#111. Her worst day sober - and this might just be it - was better than her best day in the hell of active addiction. #Quote by A.K. Alexander
Addiction quotes by Angie Thomas
#112. Every single time I get sent to her, she asks me questions that sound like they came from some "How to Talk to Statistical Black Children Who Come to Your Office Often" handbook.

How is your home life? (None of your business.)

Have you witnessed any traumatic events lately, such as shootings? (Just because I live in the "ghetto" doesn't mean I dodge bullets every day.)

Are you struggling to come to terms with your father's murder? (It was twelve years ago. I barely remember him or it.)

Are you struggling to come to terms with your mother's addiction? (She's been clean for eight years. She's only addicted to soap operas these days.)

What's good with you, homegirl, nah'mean? (Okay, she hasn't said that, but give her time.) #Quote by Angie Thomas
Addiction quotes by David Foster Wallace
#113. Gately can't even imagine what it would be like to be a sober and drug-free biker. It's like what would be the point. He imagines these people polishing the hell out of their leather and like playing a lot of really precise pool. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Addiction quotes by CLAMP
#114. Truth is one, the sages speak of it by many names. #Quote by CLAMP
Addiction quotes by Harriet B. Braiker
#115. If you are an approval addict, your behaviour is as easy to control as that of any other junkie. All a manipulator need do is a simple two-step process: Give you what you crave, and then threaten to take it away. Every drug dealer in the world plays this game. #Quote by Harriet B. Braiker
Addiction quotes by Dan Millman
#116. Sports and sex and movies are not inherently bad - But for you they're addictions, not enjoyments. You use them to distract you from what you know you should do. Break free! #Quote by Dan Millman
Addiction quotes by Toni Sorenson
#117. A needle, a pill, a shot glass…they'll never fill the void that only love can. #Quote by Toni Sorenson
Addiction quotes by William Pryor
#118. The historical truth is a fiction. OK, I did whatever I could to find out what happened from
surviving friends, family and media, but that is simply a skeleton upon which the story is draped.
This is the unmasking of the myth, and, as Jean Cocteau put it: "Man seeks to escape himself
in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw
into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort."
I wanted to go beyond a recreation of the past to discover meaning in the degradation of my
addiction experience. The past is another country and not my prime interest. It's more what
the past can tell us about how we deal with the present moment.
- William Pryor #Quote by William Pryor
Addiction quotes by Roger Babson
#119. If things go wrong, don't go with them. #Quote by Roger Babson
Addiction quotes by Christopher Dines
#120. While excellence is a wonderful ideal, perfectionism is a dysfunctional belief system. Many people openly admit that they are perfectionists, which is really an unconscious cry for help. Being a perfectionist is really stating that whatever we attempt to do will never be good enough. This is due to a mistaken belief that we are flawed and unlovable. #Quote by Christopher Dines
Addiction quotes by Penelope Fletcher
#121. There is nothing between us but raw emotion, and it's painful yet has the sweet sting of addiction. #Quote by Penelope Fletcher
Addiction quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#122. His incredible untidiness, his addiction to music at strange hours, his occasional revolver practice within doors, his weird and often malodorous scientific experiments, and the atmosphere of violence and danger which hung around him made him the very worst tenant in London. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Addiction quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#123. I will lift mine eyes unto the pills. Almost everyone takes them, from the humble aspirin to the multi-colored, king-sized three deckers, which put you to sleep, wake you up, stimulate and soothe you all in one. It is an age of pills. #Quote by Malcolm Muggeridge
Addiction quotes by Craig Taylor
#124. But you are losing money every day you are here. It's always that thing: if I hang in here just a little bit longer, things may happen.
( ... )
No matter what you want to do in London, there's a million others who are in the queue ahead of you. Everything is always a hassle, because there is just so many people wanting to do the same shit at the same time. No matter what it is. And no matter what cool idea you've had, there's somebody else who's already done it. And they're usually younger, richer and more well-connected than you.
( ... )
London is like any other kind of addiction, really. You get 5 per cent entertainment out of it, and that makes you suffer through the other 95 per cent of it. #Quote by Craig Taylor
Addiction quotes by Aldous Huxley
#125. There are many people for whom hate and rage pay a higher dividend of immediate satisfaction than love. Congenitally aggressive, they soon become adrenaline addicts, deliberately indulging psychically stimulated endocrines. Knowing that on self-assertion always ends by evoking other and hostile self-assertions, they sedulously cultivate their truculence. And, sure enough, very soon they find themselves in the thick of a fight. But a fight is what they most enjoy; for it is while they are fighting that their blood chemistry makes them feel most intensely themselves. "Feeling good", they naturally assume that they *are good. Adrenalin addiction is rationalized as Righteous Indignation and finally, like the prophet Jonah, they are convinced, unshakably, that they do well to be angry. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Addiction quotes by Ivan Illich
#126. In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy. #Quote by Ivan Illich
Addiction quotes by Dina Kucera
#127. The decision-making part of the brain of an individual who has been using crystal meth is very interesting. When Carly and Andy were in their apartment, they ran out of drugs. They sold every single thing they had except two things: a couch and a blow torch. They had to make a decision because something had to be sold to buy more drugs. A normal person would automatically think, Sell the blow torch. But Andy and Carly sat on the couch, looking at the couch and looking at the blow torch, and the choice brought intense confusion. The couch? The blow torch? I mean, we may not need the blow torch today, but what about tomorrow? If we sell the couch, we can still sit wherever we want. But the blow torch? A blow torch is a very specific item. If you're doing a project and you need a blow torch, you can't substitute something else for it. You would have to have a blow torch, right? In the end, they sold the couch. #Quote by Dina Kucera
Addiction quotes by Yusef Komunyakaa
#128. It wasn't a deliberate decision to become a poet. It was something I found myself doing - and loving. Language became an addiction. #Quote by Yusef Komunyakaa
Addiction quotes by G.M. Ford
#129. These guys had names for every conceivable drinking situation. They liked to have a little eye-opener to get themselves going in the morning, a midmorning bracer before attempting anything serious, a few modest cocktails at lunch, followed by the obligatory afternoon pick-me-up, which segued neatly right into happy hour and ended with a little one just to help them sleep. For purely medicinal purposes, of course. #Quote by G.M. Ford
Addiction quotes by H.W. Brands
#130. The first 10 days of a cattle drive were the most critical, as a stampede was most likely when the cattle were closest to their habitual home. #Quote by H.W. Brands
Addiction quotes by Tatum O'Neal
#131. I've triumphed over addiction. #Quote by Tatum O'Neal
Addiction quotes by Caroline Knapp
#132. The hard things in life, the things you really learn from, happen with a clear mind. #Quote by Caroline Knapp
Addiction quotes by Monica Murphy
#133. Drew Callahan is my absolute weakness. Like a drug I can't get enough of. He's my addiction and if I'm honest with myself, I'm not looking to kick that particular habit anytime soon. #Quote by Monica Murphy
Addiction quotes by Pitigrilli
#134. The alcoholic retains the ability to condemn his addiction and advise those not subject to it to avoid succumbing to the liquid poison. But the cocaine addict likes proselytizing; thus, instead of constituting a tangible warning, every victim of the drug acts as a source of infection. #Quote by Pitigrilli
Addiction quotes by Keith Richards
#135. I can't imagine what other people think cold turkey is like. It is fucking awful. On the scale of things, it's better than having your leg blown off in the trenches. It's better than starving to death. But you don't want to go there. The whole body just sort of turns itself inside out and rejects itself for three days. You know in three days it's going to calm down. It's going to be the longest three days you've spent in your life, and you wonder why you're doing this to yourself when you could be living a perfectly normal fucking rich rock star life. And there you are puking and climbing walls. Why do you do that to yourself? I don't know. I still don't know. Your skin crawling, your guts churning, you can't stop your limbs from jerking and moving about, and you're throwing up and shitting at the same time, and shit's coming out your nose and your eyes, and the first time that happens for real, that's when a reasonable man says, "I'm hooked." But even that doesn't stop a reasonable man from going back on it. #Quote by Keith Richards
Addiction quotes by Rachel Vincent
#136. It was an addiction. A pointless, self-destructive addiction. But really, is there any other kind? #Quote by Rachel Vincent
Addiction quotes by Nenia Campbell
#137. She understood now why so many members of her kind died so young. It was possible to squeeze an entire lifetime of living into a single day: to live more, to feel more, in the span of twenty-four hours than most did in eighty years.
Shape-shifters lived in a world of color and brightness, of heightened senses. They felt everything more intensely, and so they lived their lives more intensely - anything to make their hearts pound harder. Life could be like a drug.
But how does one wean oneself off life? #Quote by Nenia Campbell
Addiction quotes by James C. Uwandu
#138. One thing I must tell you preacher is to let go of the old life you were living before you repented, because they are playing a greater role in your life than your life as a believer.Since you have repented, you need to remove your old self like a garment and put on your new self so that you may not continue to deceive yourself or be living a double lifestyle and be arrested by death or the coming of the LORD. #Quote by James C. Uwandu
Addiction quotes by Sean Covey
#139. A boy I know named Michael, the oldest often children, came home one night intoxicated with E. When he saw the family's pet Labrador in the kitchen he strangled it to death, convinced that it was the devil. The dog bit him and there was blood all over the kitchen. The siblings who ran in to watch the aftermath of the scene were traumatized. Michael is now in drug rehab recovering from addiction. #Quote by Sean Covey
Addiction quotes by Gene Wolfe
#140. I had a professor in medical school who used to say, 'Happy is the man who has found his work - but of course the addict who has found a quart jar of heroin is happy, too.' One kind of addiction is approved by society, Mr. Weer, and the other is not, but both destroy their victims. #Quote by Gene Wolfe
Addiction quotes by Lee Kelly
#141. Our turn," Joan whispers.
She sparks to life a small sphere of light, maybe the size of a globe, right above the audience's heads. And then she breathes life into it, slowly expanding it, like she's blowing up the world's most brilliant, glimmering balloon.
I whisper beside her, "Incredible." Because despite how dangerous magic can be - how it's been used to hide murders, cover up robberies, send people spiraling into the throes of addiction - there's just no denying that it is. #Quote by Lee Kelly
Addiction quotes by Esther Dyson
#142. The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect. #Quote by Esther Dyson
Addiction quotes by Cornel West
#143. Too many young folk have addiction to superficial things and not enough conviction for substantial things like justice, truth and love. #Quote by Cornel West
Addiction quotes by Maggie Georgiana Young
#144. I always imagined rape as this violent scene of a woman walking alone down a dark alley and getting mugged and beaten by some masked criminal. Rape was an angry man forcing himself inside a damsel in distress. I would not carry the trauma of a cliché rape victim. I would not shriek in the midst of my slumber with night terrors. I would not tremble at the sight of every dark haired man or the mention of Number 1's name. I would not even harbor ill will towards him. My damage was like a cigarette addiction- subtle, seemingly innocent, but everlasting and inevitably detrimental.
Number 1 never opened his screen door to furious crowds waving torches and baseball bats. Nobody punched him out in my honor. The Nightfall crowd never socially ostracized him. Even the ex-boyfriend who'd second handedly fused the entire fiasco continued to mingle with him in drug circles. Everybody continued with business as usual. And when I told my parents I lost my virginity against my will, unconscious on a bathroom floor, Carl did not erupt in fury and demand I give him all I knew about his whereabouts so he could greet him with a rifle. Mom blankly shrugged and mumbled, "Oh, that's too bad," and drifted into the kitchen as if I'd received a stubbed toe rather than a shredded hymen.
Everyone in my life took my rape as lightly as a brief thunderstorm that might have been frightening when it happened, but was easy to forget about. I adopted that mentality as the foundation of my sex life #Quote by Maggie Georgiana Young
Addiction quotes by Hannibal Lecture
#145. Not much more than a broke disgrace who's hooked on tonics, so excuse him if his poker face has puke on it. #Quote by Hannibal Lecture
Addiction quotes by Addison Moore
#146. Kenny is a drug, and I've just had the best hit of my life. I'm not losing this addiction. I'm in, all the way, pledging my voluntarily servitude to the gateway of my desire. Kenny was the freedom I was longing for. Love and all this wild pent up desire, proved to be the combination that set me free. But only Kenny had the power to unleash me. She scrubbed the impurity from my life and washed clean the world, so I could see it stark and clear for the very first time. Kenny perfumed my existence with her regal charm, her sovereign splendor. Kenny is in everyway sublime. #Quote by Addison Moore
Addiction quotes by Marya Hornbacher
#147. The leap of faith is this: You have to believe, or at least pretend you believe until you really believe it, that you are strong enough to take life face on. Eating disorders, on any level, are a crutch. They are also an addiction and illness, but there is no question at all that they are quite simply a way of avoiding the banal, daily, itchy pain of life. Eating disorders provide a little drama, they feed into the desire for constant excitement, everything becomes life-or-death, everything is terribly grand and crashing, very Sturm and Drang. And they are distracting. You don't have to think about any of the nasty minutiae of the real world, you don't get caught up in that awful boring thing called regular life, with its bills and its breakups and its dishes and laundry and groceries and arguments over whose turn it is to change the litter box and bedtimes and bad sex and all that, because you are having a real drama, not a sitcom but a GRAND EPIC, all by yourself, and why would you bother with those foolish mortals when you could spend hours and hours with the mirror, when you are having the most interesting sado-machistic affair with your own image? #Quote by Marya Hornbacher
Addiction quotes by Orna Ross
#148. I came to hate how everything gets junked in America: the food processed and adulterated with sugar and fat; the clothes cheapened; the TV dumbed down; the sex commodified. So that no matter how much we're given, we never feel sated, we're always craving. I came to see how we're addicted to addiction. #Quote by Orna Ross
Addiction quotes by Asa Don Brown
#149. While we view technological addiction with a different set of lenses; technological addiction has the same makeup of other known addictions. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Addiction quotes by Lorna Sage
#150. More and more I lived in books, they were my comfort, refuge, addiction, compensation for the humiliations that attended contact with the world outside. #Quote by Lorna Sage
Addiction quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#151. All our philosophy is as dry as dust if it is not immediately translated into some act of living service. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Addiction quotes by Jessica Khoury
#152. I twirl away, then back to him, staying on my toes, my hips always lightly rotating. He reacts clumsily at first, but soon the awkwardness fades away and he begins matching my movements, reflecting them in reverse. We dance like this, wrist to wrist, twirl and turn, step for step, for several more minutes. He holds my gaze, our eyes connecting at every turn, anticipating one another's movements.
His pulse is so strong against my wrist that it echoes through me, almost like a heartbeat of my own. My skin warms; my breath catches in my throat. I know how closely I dance along the line of destruction, but I cannot pull myself away. He is intoxicating, his force of life an addiction I cannot refuse. I have not felt this alive in centuries, not since you, Habiba, when you taught me the dance of Fahradan. Ours was a dance of giddy laughter, a dance of friends, sisters, a dance of life and youth and hope.
But this dance is different.
It is not I but he who entices, reversing the ancient roles of the dance. And I resist because I must, because if I don't, because if I give in to the all-too-human desires racing through me - then it is Aladdin who will pay the terrible price.
"Stop." I drop my wrists and step away, and he does the same, still caught up in mirroring me. Except that he is breathing heavily, his chest rising and falling with exertion, his eyes filled with a strange, wondrous, curious look as he stares at me. He moves closer, his eyes fixed on mine, an #Quote by Jessica Khoury
Addiction quotes by Ann Voskamp
#153. In a storm of struggles, I have tried to control the elements, clasp the fist tight so as to protect self and happiness. But stress can be an addiction, and worry can be our lunge for control, and we forget the answer to this moment is always yes because of Christ. #Quote by Ann Voskamp
Addiction quotes by Taylor P. Davidson
#154. Life is an addiction and self-preservation is its sweetest high #Quote by Taylor P. Davidson
Addiction quotes by David W. Earle
#155. Addiction is a "shitty" disease #Quote by David W. Earle
Addiction quotes by Krista Ritchie
#156. I've watched Lo become sober.
I've watched Lily curb a relentless addiction. (I'm proud of you, sis.)
I've watched Rose blaze her own trail and put fire to stereotypes.
I've watched Connor fall in love. With more than just himself.
I've watched Ryke Meadows unclip his shackles and rise again.
And me. I've discovered who I am. #Quote by Krista Ritchie
Addiction quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#157. Every generation finds the drug it needs. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Addiction quotes by Susan L. Taylor
#158. We know that material things don't offer contentment, but we still buy more-more of the props and gadgets our culture tells us we must have in order to be happy and "happening." Our addiction to consumption distracts us from seeing that we are disconnected from ourselves, from our truth and from one another. Any euphoria we gain from our material gains is fleeting at best. #Quote by Susan L. Taylor
Addiction quotes by Felix Dennis
#159. Making money is certainly the one addiction I cannot shake. #Quote by Felix Dennis
Addiction quotes by Aysha Taryam
#160. What social-media really becomes after years of use is a constant stream of information both verbal and visual that at first drenches the mind, quenching its thirst for knowledge, and subduing its curiosity slowly but surly transforms into a torrent that renders the brain heavy and the mind restless. #Quote by Aysha Taryam
Addiction quotes by Kathy Freston
#161. You know you are addicted to a food if despite knowing it is bad for you and despite wanting to change, you still keep eating it. Addiction means that a craving has more control over your behavior than you do. #Quote by Kathy Freston
Addiction quotes by Jimmy Santiago Baca
#162. People say what distinguishes us from the animals is that we think. Well, then why the hell don't we extend some compassion to those under tremendous duress? There's this whole idea that you work really hard so you can deaden your soul to the universe and enjoy yourself only in ways the Sierra Club will let you. But what about enjoying yourself by getting into the whole melee of poverty and racism and violence and murder and drug addiction? Get in there, roll up your sleeves, and do something! Nobody does it. #Quote by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Addiction quotes by Meredith Grey
#163. The thing about addiction is, it never ends well. Because eventually, whatever it is that was getting us high, stops feeling good, and starts to hurt. Still, they say you don't kick the habit until you hit rock bottom. But how do you know when you are there? Because no matter how badly a thing is hurting us, sometimes, letting it go hurts even worse. #Quote by Meredith Grey
Addiction quotes by Paulo Coelho
#164. MySpace is an addiction. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Addiction quotes by Brittany Burgunder
#165. Just because something is familiar, doesn't mean it's safe. And just because something feels safe, doesn't mean it's good for you. #Quote by Brittany Burgunder
Addiction quotes by Gabor Mate
#166. Narrow behaviourist thinking
permeates political and social policy and medical practice, the
childrearing advice dispensed by "parenting experts" and academic
discourse. We keep trying to change people's behaviours without a full
understanding of how and why those behaviours arise. "Inner causes
are not the proper domain of psychology," writes Roy Wise, an expert
on the psychology of addiction, and a prominent investigator in the
National Institute on Drug Abuse in the U.S.A.3 This statement seems
astonishing, coming from a psychologist. In reality, there can be no
understanding of human beings, let alone of addicted human beings,
without looking at "inner causes," tricky as those causes can be to pin
down at times. Behaviours, especially compulsive behaviours, are
often the active representations of emotional states and of special
kinds of brain functioning.
As we have seen, the dominant emotional states and the brain
patterns of human beings are shaped by their early environment.
Throughout their lifetimes, they are in dynamic interaction with various
social and emotional milieus. If we are to help addicts, we must strive
to change not them but their environments. These are the only things
we can change. Transformation of the addict must come from within
and the best we can do is to encourage it. Fortunately, there is much
that we can do. #Quote by Gabor Mate
Addiction quotes by Gabor Mate
#167. It may be argued that, at least so far as work is concerned, what I call my addictions have benefited other people. Even if that were true, it still wouldn't explain or justify addiction. The contributions I have made in a number of areas that I am passionate about could have been achieved without the addictive zeal that often drove me. There is no such thing as a good addiction. Everything a person can do is better done if there is no addictive attachment that pollutes it. For every addiction - no matter how benign or even laudable it seems from the outside - someone pays a price. #Quote by Gabor Mate
Addiction quotes by Karen Rodwill Solomon
#168. So, why does this happen? How is it that individuals brought into the profession and identified by pre-employment testing as mentally healthy, end up mired in addiction at a rate nearly three times the national average? The answer typically lies in the physical and psychological injuries officers suffer during the course of their everyday duties and the profession's internal resistance to helping its own. #Quote by Karen Rodwill Solomon
Addiction quotes by Amy Lane
#169. Krissa, tough Lady Krissa, who had stood by impassively while Areau vomited out ten years of bitter addiction, wiped her eyes and offered Areau Mrs. Wrinkle's pie in comfort, and it suddenly occurred to Areau in the strangest, most dreamlike of ways, that his pain was not the only pain on the planet. #Quote by Amy Lane
Addiction quotes by Cecelia Ahern
#170. He was like the drug she knew she shouldn't take,but the drug that kept coming back to feed her addiction #Quote by Cecelia Ahern
Addiction quotes by Alice Miller
#171. The abused child goes on living within those who have survived such torture, a torture that ended with total repression. They live with the darkness of fear, oppression, and threats. When all its attempts to move the adult to heed its story have failed, it resorts to the language of symptoms to make itself heard. Enter addiction, psychosis, criminality. #Quote by Alice Miller
Addiction quotes by W. H. Auden
#172. All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation. #Quote by W. H. Auden
Addiction quotes by Schoolboy Q
#173. I smoke weed.It's not an addiction. It's something I wanna do. It's not smart though. It's not good for my body but I'm doing it. I'm not telling people to do it. #Quote by Schoolboy Q
Addiction quotes by Malay Shah
#174. Social Media Sites Creates illusion of connectivity . #Quote by Malay Shah
Addiction quotes by Caroline Knapp
#175. I don't think you can get really out of anorexia (or any addiction, for that matter) until you simply have no other choice, until the sense that your back's against the wall grows too strong and too irrefutable, until you are simply in too much pain - too desperate and deeply bored and unhappy - to go on. #Quote by Caroline Knapp
Addiction quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#176. All human life, we may say, consists solely of these two activities: (1) bringing one's activities into harmony with conscience, or (2) hiding from oneself the indications of conscience in order to be able to continue to live as before.

Some do the first, others the second. To attain the first there is but one means: moral enlightenment - the increase of light in oneself and attention to what it shows. To attain the second - to hide from oneself the indications of conscience - there are two means: one external and the other internal. The external means consists in occupations that divert one's attention from the indications given by conscience; the internal method consists in darkening conscience itself.

As a man has two ways of avoiding seeing an object that is before him: either by diverting his sight to other more striking objects, or by obstructing the sight of his own eyes - just so a man can hide from himself the indications of conscience in two ways: either by the external method of diverting his attention to various occupations, cares, amusements, or games; or by the internal method of obstructing the organ of attention itself. For people of dull, limited moral feeling, the external diversions are often quite sufficient to enable them not to perceive the indications conscience gives of the wrongness of their lives. But for morally sensitive people those means are often insufficient.

The external means do not quite divert attention #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Addiction quotes by David Foster Wallace
#177. Drug addicts driven to crime to finance their drug addiction are not often inclined toward violent crime. Violence requires all different kinds of energy, and most drug addicts like to expend their energy not on their professional crime but on what their professional crime lets them afford. Drug addicts are often burglars, therefore. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Addiction quotes by Gabor Mate
#178. Music gives me a sense of self-sufficiency and nourishment. I don't need anyone or anything. I bathe in it as in amniotic fluid; it surrounds and protects me. It's also stable, ever-available and something I can control - that is, I can reach for it whenever I want. I can also choose music that reflects my mood, or if I want, helps to soothe it ... music-seeking offers excitement and tension that I can immediately resolve and a reward I can immediately attain - unlike other tensions in my life and other desired rewards. Music is a source of beauty and meaning outside myself that I can claim as my own without exploring how, in my life, I keep from directly experiencing those qualities. Addiction, in this sense, is the lazy man's path to transcendence. #Quote by Gabor Mate
Addiction quotes by Christopher Dines
#179. It has been said that bereavement is a state of loss and grief is a response to loss. To grieve is a natural and healthy response to our losses. It is nature's way of letting us heal and open ourselves up to a new chapter in our lives. #Quote by Christopher Dines
Addiction quotes by Alfred Hayes
#180. Your only vice is yourself. The worst of all. The really incurable one. #Quote by Alfred Hayes
Addiction quotes by Karl G. Maeser
#181. Everyone's life is an object lesson to others. #Quote by Karl G. Maeser
Addiction quotes by Olga Korbut
#182. Don't be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That's only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself. #Quote by Olga Korbut
Addiction quotes by John Piper
#183. O, how easy it is to do religious things if other people are watching! Preaching, praying, attending church, reading the bible, acts of kindness and charity-they all take on a certain pleasantness of the ego if we know that others will find out about them and think well of us. It is a deadly addiction for esteem that we have. #Quote by John Piper
Addiction quotes by Kayla Krantz
#184. I can't remember the last time I've slept and while caffeine does sound like Heaven, I wonder if it'll really be able to help me in this state. After all, caffeine does not cure existential exhaustion. #Quote by Kayla Krantz
Addiction quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#185. Ability has nothing to do with opportunity. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Addiction quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#186. If an innovation doesn't solve a problem, it's an innovation that you can live without. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Addiction quotes by Shelena Shorts
#187. Butterflies in the stomach, a smile that won't go away, and it's like an addiction that makes a person yearn for more. It's not something one thinks about, it's something that's felt, involuntarily. #Quote by Shelena Shorts
Addiction quotes by Jack Kerouac
#188. It starts raining harder, I've got a long way to go walking and pushing that sore leg right along in the gathering rain, no chance no intention whatever of hailing a cab, the whiskey and the Morphine have made me unruffled by the sickness of the poison in my heart. #Quote by Jack Kerouac
Addiction quotes by Mike Love
#189. My greatest struggle is to coexist while watching the people I love choose less than life-supporting paths via drugs, alcohol, or poor lifestyle decisions. There is so much to life; my heart breaks watching someone held captive by addiction. #Quote by Mike Love
Addiction quotes by Criss Jami
#190. An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate. #Quote by Criss Jami
Addiction quotes by Billy Graham
#191. Some [young people] are taking pills called "heaven or hell" drugs, because you're liable to experience either one. #Quote by Billy Graham
Addiction quotes by Mikhail Bulgakov
#192. A book is open in front of me and this is what it has to
say about the symptoms of morphine withdrawal:

'... morbid anxiety, a nervous depressed condition,
irritability, weakening of the memory, occasional
hallucinations and a mild impairment of consciousness
...'

I have not experienced any hallucinations, but I can
only say that the rest of this description is dull, pedestrian
and totally inadequate.

'Depressed condition' indeed!

Having suffered from this appalling malady, I hereby enjoin
all doctors to be more compassionate toward their
patients. What overtakes the addict deprived of morphine
for a mere hour or two is not a 'depressed condition': it is
slow death. Air is insubstantial, gulping it down is useless
... there is not a cell in one's body that does not crave
... but crave what? This is something which defies analysis
and explanation. In short, the individual ceases to exist:
he is eliminated. The body which moves, agonises and
suffers is a corpse. It wants nothing, can think of nothing
but morphine. To die of thirst is a heavenly, blissful death
compared with the craving for morphine. The feeling must
be something like that of a man buried alive, clawing at the
skin on his chest in the effort to catch the last tiny bubbles
of air in his coffin, or of a heretic at the stake, groaning and
writhing as the first tongues #Quote by Mikhail Bulgakov
Addiction quotes by Mark Yarm
#193. Jeff Ament: The minute we started rehearsing and Ed started singing -- which was within an hour of him landing in Seattle -- was the first time I was like, "Wow, this is a band that I'd play at home on my stereo." What he was writing about was the space Stone and I were in. We'd just lost one of our friends to a dark and evil addiction, and he was putting that feeling to words. I saw him as a brother. That's what pulled me back in [to making music]. It's like when you read a book and there's something describing something you've felt all your life. #Quote by Mark Yarm
Addiction quotes by Tom Harvey
#194. 1980 Fun Fact #1: Mattel releases the Intellivision video game console. Our video game addiction began with the likes of "Baseball," "Football," and "Night Stalker. #Quote by Tom Harvey
Addiction quotes by Asa Don Brown
#195. Addiction itself is the process with which an individual becomes personally consumed with an object, a subject, a substance, or a particular activity. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Addiction quotes by Christy A. Mair
#196. Addiction to reading... There are worse things in the world to be Addicted to. I admire your hobby choice it's mine as well. #Quote by Christy A. Mair
Addiction quotes by Christopher Dines
#197. Spiritual and emotional recovery are possible because the human brain is a living organ that we can transform by making new choices and being in non-shaming recovery-based environments. #Quote by Christopher Dines
Addiction quotes by Dan Ahearn
#198. Veeva should count her blessings. Three years ago it was cocaine and a year ago it was crack and lemme tell you, that stuff you got to have. You do anything for that high." He laughed again, savoring his memories. "Where do you think the furniture went? Up my nose, that's where. She finally had me carted out of here screaming like an insane man. Spent some time in Bellevue with little sparkly bugs coming out my orifices. Compared to that being a drunk is practically a sensible existence. #Quote by Dan Ahearn
Addiction quotes by Julie Bishop
#199. The Gillard government must give up its addiction to wasteful spending borrowing and taxing. #Quote by Julie Bishop
Addiction quotes by Armistead Maupin
#200. But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be. There are people wrecking their lives with addiction, which seems much more severe. #Quote by Armistead Maupin

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