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Sober quotes by John C. Maxwell
#1. Such sober warnings in the Word of God should impress upon us the importance of keeping our priorities straight: God first, family second, ministry or career third. Only when a leader's relationship to God is right, and only when responsibilities as a family member are being properly met, can the leader be fully faithful in exercising the ministry God has given him or her. #Quote by John C. Maxwell
Sober quotes by Asa Don Brown
#2. Adversity is an unfavorable, hostile, or an opposing force trying to prevent a particular outcome. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Sober quotes by Brandon Speck
#3. if only you could see yourself now,

you're settling back into a quiet autumn
and you've missed the smell of must, rain, and tobacco
kissed into the corners and couches
of the same house you share with seven others.

you miss the girl who used to sleep on your couch
who had the skull of the bird she is named after
tattooed across her arm.
you are glad you stopped drinking.

it's 2am and you're staying up far too late.
you have an interview for a job in the morning
that you will come to hate in 2 months.
you're not in love the way you expected.

some memories turned into broken drawers
that you chose to store all your knives in,
every time you open them, they always come spilling out towards you.
you miss having sex with people you also love.

precariousness is now the pillow you sleep upon,
and you no longer have such structured repeating romance.
you no longer have such a structured repeating life,
and I know it killed you that you knew it wasn't forever.

i know i can't stop you from panicking,
but it will all make sense.
you repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat
until you realized it was too early to build such a life based on repetition.

you're settling back into a quiet autumn,
and you're stone sober at 4am after a Friday night
while the world starts to makes a strange kind o #Quote by Brandon Speck
Sober quotes by Rosa Luxemburg
#4. The railway trains full with reservists are no longer accompanied by the loud acclamations of the young ladies; the soldiers no longer smile at the populace out of their carriage windows; instead they slink silently through the streets, their packs in their hands, while the public follows its daily preoccupations with dour faces. In the sober atmosphere of the morning after, another chorus takes the stage: the hoarse cries of the vultures and hyenas which appear on every battlefield: ten thousand tents guaranteed to specification! A hundred tons of bacon, cocoa, coffee substitute, instant delivery but cash only, hand grenades, tools, ammunition belts, marriage brokers for the widows of the fallen, agencies for government supply--only serious offers considered! The cannon fodder inflated with patriotism and carried off in August and September 1914 now rots in Belgium, in the Vosges, in the Masurian swamps, creating fertile plains of death on which profits can grow. Hurry, for the rich harvest must be gathered into the granaries--a thousand greedy hands stretch across the ocean to help. #Quote by Rosa Luxemburg
Sober quotes by Jason Isbell
#5. For a lot of folks who get sober, the process of getting and staying sober becomes their higher power, and it becomes a religion that sort of consumes a whole lot of them. I just don't think that that's necessary. I think that that can be a side note rather than the story of your life. #Quote by Jason Isbell
Sober quotes by Jules Michelet
#6. Coffee, the sober drink, the mighty nourishment of the brain, which unlike other spirits, heightens purity and lucidity; coffee, which clears the clouds of the imagination and their gloomy weight; which illuminates the reality of things suddenly with the flush of truth. #Quote by Jules Michelet
Sober quotes by Jamie Lee Curtis
#7. Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober. #Quote by Jamie Lee Curtis
Sober quotes by Direct Hits
#8. Winston Churchill was famous for his SARCASTIC and SARDONIC comments. Here are two well-known examples: Bessie Braddock: Sir, you are a drunk. Churchill: Madame, you are ugly. In the morning I shall be sober, and you will still be ugly. Nancy Astor: Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison. Churchill: If I were your husband, I would take it. #Quote by Direct Hits
Sober quotes by Henry Every
#9. Come, don't be in a fright, but put on your clothes, and I'll let you into a secret. You must know that I am Captain of this ship now, and this is my cabin, therefore you must walk out. I am bound to Madagascar, with a design of making my own fortune, and that of all the brave fellows joined with me ... if you have a mind to make one of us, we will receive you, and if you'll turn sober, and mind your business, perhaps in time I may make you one of my Lieutenants, if not, here's a boat alongside and you shall be set ashore. #Quote by Henry Every
Sober quotes by Winston Churchill
#10. Bessie Braddock: "Winston, you're drunk. Churchill: "Bessie, you're ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Sober quotes by Joan Acocella
#11. Alcohol may also persuade us that we have found the truth about life, a comforting experience rarely available in the sober hour. #Quote by Joan Acocella
Sober quotes by Susan B. Anthony
#12. Of all my prosecutorsnot one is my peer, but each and all are my political sovereigns; and had your honor submitted my case to the jury, as was clearly your duty, then I should have had just cause of protest, for not one of those men was my peer; but, native or foreign born, white or black, rich or poor, educated or ignorant, sober or drunk, each and every man of them was my political superior; hence, in no sense, my peer. #Quote by Susan B. Anthony
Sober quotes by Joe Peacock
#13. Much like a recovering alcoholic marks every single day they've been sober, recovering fat asses can't help but think back to how little they thought about what they ate. #Quote by Joe Peacock
Sober quotes by Stanley Baldwin
#14. Just as the results of inebriety are most painful to the habitually sober, and just as the greatest saints have often been the greatest sinners, so, when the first class brain does something stupid, the stupidity of that occasion is colossal. #Quote by Stanley Baldwin
Sober quotes by Anne Rice
#15. Carefully I opened my eyes and looked at him again. All his natural gifts were there in a blaze of light: the delicate but strong limbs, large sober brown eyes, and his mouth that for all the irony and sarcasm that could come out of it was childlike and ready to be kissed. #Quote by Anne Rice
Sober quotes by Krystal Sutherland
#16. Even when no one was talking and she didn't realize anyone was looking at her, there was a light behind her eyes. She sat up straighter. The body language she lacked when she was sober was there in spades when she was tipsy. She looked – despite being moderately dirty and unkempt – quite beautiful. people noticed her in a way they never had before. People noticed how pretty she was. People noticed she was there. As fucked up as it is to say, alcohol made her come alive. When we brainstormed the newspaper, we always sat together. Accidental touches were unavoidable at such close range but when she hadn't been drinking, Grace always pulled back from them. Always sat so close that they would happen, then pulled back from them. Like she wanted me to touch her until it happened, and then when it did, she suddenly changed her mind. #Quote by Krystal Sutherland
Sober quotes by Cornelius Plantinga
#17. For the Christian church ... to ignore, euphemize, or otherwise mute the lethal reality of sin is to cut the nerve of the gospel. For the sober truth is that without full disclosure on sin, the gospel of grace becomes impertinent, unnecessary, and finally uninteresting. #Quote by Cornelius Plantinga
Sober quotes by Abraham Cowley
#18. Nothing in Nature's sober found,
But an eternal Health goes round.
Fill up the Bowl then, fill it high
Fill all the Glasses there; for why
Should every Creature Drink but I?
Why, Man of Morals, tell me why? #Quote by Abraham Cowley
Sober quotes by Bernard Manning
#19. If you want to drink, have a drink ... if you want to drive, then drive ... there's nothing worse than having a smash sober ... #Quote by Bernard Manning
Sober quotes by Scott Lynch
#20. Liquor does this? Even after you're sober?" "A cruel joke, isn't it? The gods put a price tag on everything, it seems. #Quote by Scott Lynch
Sober quotes by Friedrich A. Hayek
#21. What our generation is in danger of forgetting is not only that morals are of necessity a phenomenon of individual conduct but also that they can exist only in the sphere in which the individual is free to decide for himself and is called upon voluntarily to sacrifice personal advantage to the observance of a moral rule. Outside the sphere of individual responsibility there is neither goodness nor badness, neither opportunity for moral merit nor the chance of proving one's conviction by sacrificing one's desires to what one thinks right. Only were we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else's expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good things have no title to praise. As Milton said: "If every action which is good or evil in a man of ripe years were under pittance an prescription and compulsion, what were virtue but a name, what praise should then be due to well-doing, what gramercy to be sober, just, or continent?"
Freedom to order our own conduct in the sphere where material circumstances force upon us, and responsibility for the arrangement of our own life according to our own conscience, is the air in which alone moral sense grows and in which moral values are daily re-created in the free decision of the individual. Responsibility, not to a superior, #Quote by Friedrich A. Hayek
Sober quotes by Kristian Williams
#22. A total of 105 patrol officers died on the job in 2012. Less half of those (51) died as the result of violence, and another 48 died in traffic accidents. Between 1961 and 2012, 3,847 cops were murdered and 2,946 died in accidents - averaging about 75 murders and 58 fatal accidents in a typical year. Naturally it is not to be lost sight of that these numbers represent human lives, not widgets or sacks of potatoes. But let's also remember that there were 4,383 fatal work injuries in 2012. As dangerous professions go, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, policing is not even in the top ten. In terms of total fatalities, more truck drivers are killed than any other kind of worker (741 in 2012). A better measure of occupational risk, however, is the rate of work-related deaths per 100,000 workers. In 2012, for example, it was 17.4 for truck drivers. At 15.0 deaths per 100,000, policing is slightly less dangerous than being a maintenance worker (15.7) and slightly more dangerous than supervising the gardener (14.7). The highest rate of fatalities is among loggers at 127.8 per 100,000, just ahead of fishers at 117.0. The rate for all occupations, taken together, is 3.2 per 100,000 workers. Where are the headlines, the memorials, the honor guards, and the sorrowful renderings of Taps for these workers? Where are the mayoral speeches, the newspaper editorials, the sober reflections that these brave men and women died, and that others risk their lives daily, so that we might co #Quote by Kristian Williams
Sober quotes by Anne Lamott
#23. ...being sober delivered almost everything drinking promised. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Sober quotes by Macklemore
#24. If I can be an example of getting sober, then I can be an example for starting over #Quote by Macklemore
Sober quotes by Jodie Sweetin
#25. I got sober for good on December 7, 2008. #Quote by Jodie Sweetin
Sober quotes by William Shakespeare
#26. So may the outward shows be least themselves:
The world is still deceived with ornament.
In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt,
But, being seasoned with a gracious voice,
Obscures the show of evil? In religion,
What damned error, but some sober brow
Will bless it and approve it with a text,
Hiding the grossness with fair ornament?
There is no vice so simple but assumes
Some mark of virtue on his outward parts. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Sober quotes by Peter O'Toole
#27. If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself. #Quote by Peter O'Toole
Sober quotes by C.S. Harris
#28. Lord love us, I need a drink," said Calhoun, looking faintly green around the gills as he paused on the flagway in front of the chapel to draw in a deep breath of fresh air. "I've dressed many a gentleman in my career - sober, drunk, and even dead. But I must say, this is the first time I've ever been called upon to dress one who was in bits." Monday, #Quote by C.S. Harris
Sober quotes by Bijou Hunter
#29. Laughing, Bailey still put on a little frown. "I want a man to cuddle."
Tucker stopped kissing Maddy long enough to look at Bailey. "Everyone needs love. Even the dipshit. I'll find someone for you." Tucker looked around. "How high are your standards?"
Bailey opened her mouth and I knew a tirade of profanity was coming.
Before she got started, I hugged her to me. "Tuck wants to help you. It's his asshole way of showing his love. Tell him thank you and we'll train him to be less of a jerk."
Bailey took a deep breath and nodded. "Thank you, Tucker."
A sober Tucker might have teased his sister, but the drunken version hugged her and told her that he would find someone great. Hot, big dick, money, good hair, the whole package.
Cooper frowned at both me and Farah. "You two are having an adverse influence on the family. Fucking Sawyer said thank you earlier today. What's next? Will she say please?"
Grinning, Farah cuddled up to Cooper. #Quote by Bijou Hunter
Sober quotes by Herman Melville
#30. If a drunkard in a sober fit is the dullest of mortals, an enthusiast in a reason-fit is not the most lively. And this, without prejudice to his greatly improved understanding; for, if his elation was the height of his madness, his despondency is but the extreme of his sanity. #Quote by Herman Melville
Sober quotes by Heiko Julien
#31. i need you to french me into the fucking dirt. need you to actually care about me and ineed you to know that i just get tired sometimes. need to think that you are a betterperson than i am and never say it. need you here with me, on our literal death mattress,lying perfectly still in the middle of every single consecutive and increasingly sober night

thats all i need, because i know no one ever really says what they really mean and iknow that there exists a world beneath this one where all the things that get left unsaidbecome all the things you really want. its my moms basement, but i cant go back #Quote by Heiko Julien
Sober quotes by Siva Vaidhyanathan
#32. Extremism will generate both positive and negative reactions, or "engagements." Facebook measures engagement by the number of clicks, "likes," shares, and comments. This design feature - or flaw, if you care about the quality of knowledge and debate - ensures that the most inflammatory material will travel the farthest and the fastest. Sober, measured accounts of the world have no chance on Facebook. And when Facebook dominates our sense of the world and our social circles, we all potentially become carriers of extremist nonsense #Quote by Siva Vaidhyanathan
Sober quotes by John Locke
#33. Hence it comes to pass, that a man, who is very sober, and of right understanding in all other things, may in one particular be as frantic, as any in Bedlam; if either by any sudden very strong impression, or long fixing his fancy upon one sort of thoughts, incoherent ideas have been cemented together so powerfully, as to remain united. But there are degrees of madness, as of folly; the disorderly jumbling ideas together, is in some more, and some less. In short, herein seems to lie the difference between idiots and madmen, That madmen put wrong ideas together, and so make wrong propositions, but argue and reason right from them: but idiots make very few or no propositions, and reason scarce at all. #Quote by John Locke
Sober quotes by A.E. Housman
#34. Could man be drunk for ever With liquor, love, or fights, Lief should I rouse at morning And lief lie down of nights. But men at whiles are sober And think by fits and starts, And if they think, they fasten Their hands upon their hearts. #Quote by A.E. Housman
Sober quotes by Amy Andrews
#35. You should really go inside now," he said.

Her glazed, unfocused stare was starting to clear, and the cranky look he was used to being levelled at him started to take shape. "And if I don't?"

"You want to fuck me on your doorstep?" he asked, his voice low and gravelly. "Call me tomorrow when you're sober. I'll be right over."

She jutted her chin defiantly - clearly pissed at him for trying to be the responsible one. "I won't need you after I've spent all night with a couple of multi-speed toyfriends and a box of batteries."

Linc shoved his hands on his hips, pushing back unhelpful images of her naked and pleasuring herself with a hot pink cock. "Go inside," he growled.

Before he did something crazy like offering to watch. #Quote by Amy Andrews
Sober quotes by R. R. Reno
#36. Relativism is not a philosophical theory. It is a spiritual truth, a protective dogma designed to fend off any power that might claim our loyalty. It is a habit of mind that insulates postmodern life from the sober potency of arguments and the force of evidence, from the rightful claims of reason and the wisdom of the past. #Quote by R. R. Reno
Sober quotes by Alain De Botton
#37. There is, in the early period of love, a measure of sheer relief at being able, at last, to reveal so much of what needed to be kept hidden for the sake of propriety. We can admit to not being as respectable or as sober, as even-keeled, or as "normal" as society believes. We can be childish, imaginative, wild, hopeful, cynical, fragile, and multiple; all of this our lover can understand and accept us for. At #Quote by Alain De Botton
Sober quotes by Sarah Addison Allen
#38. Happiness meant taking risks. No one had ever told Paxton that before. It was like a secret the world had been keeping from her. Paxton didn't take risks, at least not when she was sober. She knew what she was getting into before she ever committed to anything. The fact that all the changes she'd made in the past few days scared her to death had to be a good sign. #Quote by Sarah Addison Allen
Sober quotes by Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
#39. There can be there ought to be no medium course; a love-affair is either sober earnest or contemptible folly, if not wickedness: to gossip about it is, in the first instance, intrusive, unkind, or dangerous; in the second, simply silly. #Quote by Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
Sober quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#40. Travelling ... when men of sober age travel, they gather knowlege which they may apply usefully for their country #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Sober quotes by Adam Zagajewski
#41. And now, advice for beginning mystics. Be sober, be intelligent, be educated, rely on the tangible reality as long as you can. Remember that the act of writing is a tiny part of a bigger something. Defend the value of the spiritual experience and if somebody tells you it's an old fashioned notion, laugh loudly and serenely. #Quote by Adam Zagajewski
Sober quotes by Craig Ferguson
#42. It seemed that I performed better sober than drunk. Who knew? #Quote by Craig Ferguson
Sober quotes by Asa Don Brown
#43. There is a reason fairy tales most commonly end with happy endings. It is because nobody wants to face the realization of human depravity. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Sober quotes by Hermes Trismegistus
#44. O ye people, earth-born folk, ye who have given yourselves to drunkenness and sleep and ignorance of God, be sober now,cease from your surfeit, cease to be glamored by irrational sleep! #Quote by Hermes Trismegistus
Sober quotes by Pax Prentiss
#45. 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
Sober quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#46. On, I don't think I'm a genius!' cried Josie, growing calm and sober as she listened to the melodious voice and looked into the expressive face that filled her with confidence, so strong, sincere and kindly was it. 'I only want to find out if I have talent enough to go on, and after years of study be able to act well in any of the good plays people never tire of seeing. I don't expected to be a Mrs. Siddons or a Miss Cameron, much as I long to be; but it does seem as if I had something in me which can't come out in any way but this. When I act I'm perfectly happy. I seem to live, to be in my own world, and each new part is a new friend. I love Shakespeare, and am never tired of his splendid people. Of course I don't understand it all; but it's like being alone at night with the mountains and the stars, solemn and grand, and I try to imagine how it will look when the sun comes up, and all is glorious and clear to me. I can't see, but I feel the beauty, and long to express it. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Sober quotes by Winston S. Churchill
#47. A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly. #Quote by Winston S. Churchill
Sober quotes by William Prynne
#48. It hath evermore been the notorious badge of prostituted Strumpets and the lewdest Harlots, to ramble abroad to Plays, to Playhouses; whither no honest, chaste or sober Girls or Women, but only branded Whores and infamous Adulteresses, did usually resort in ancient times. #Quote by William Prynne
Sober quotes by Corey Stoll
#49. It's sort of cliche, but when you're playing drunk, your character is trying to appear sober. #Quote by Corey Stoll
Sober quotes by Asa Don Brown
#50. Be your best proponent, ally, and advocate. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Sober quotes by Dax Shepard
#51. From 18 to 29 I was a heavy smoker, heavy drinker, drug addict, terrible eater and philanderer. The past eight years, since I got sober, have honestly been about trying to peel back each of those habits, to get back to the 12-year-old kid inside who was tremendously excited about life. #Quote by Dax Shepard
Sober quotes by Alfred Korzybski
#52. For the layman, as well as for the majority of the physicists in their less sober, or metaphysical, moments, 'space' is 'emotionally' newtonian and an 'absolute void', which, of course, being 'absolute nothingness', cannot have objective existence, by definition. For Einstein, 'space-time' is, semantically, 'fulness', not 'emptiness', and, in his language, he does not need any term like 'ether', as his 'plenum', structurally, covers the ground, without his committing himself to a definite two-valued mechanistic ether. The confusion of orders of abstractions, from which we all suffer, is semantic, and is due to disregard of the structure and role of language. If we accept a non-el language of space-time, structurally we deal with fulness, and we should not use the term 'space', as its old semantic implications are 'emptiness', and so are very confusing. The 'sensation' of Einstein's declaration amounts to the fact that the sub-microscopic fulness ('space') is more important than a few kinks or concentrations of that fulness ('matter'), - a fact which science has established, and which is quite obvious. #Quote by Alfred Korzybski
Sober quotes by Ani DiFranco
#53. What makes you so lavish that you can afford to spend every sober moment feeling angry and bored? #Quote by Ani DiFranco
Sober quotes by Haruki Murakami
#54. As with most habitual drinkers, he was a nice enough, regular-if-not-exactly-sharp kind of guy when sober. Everyone thought of him as a nice-enough, regular-if-not-exactly-sharp kind of guy. He thought so too. That's why he drank. Because it seemed that with alcohol in his system, he could more fully embody this idea of being that kind of guy. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Sober quotes by Edgar Wilson Nye
#55. The earth is convulsed with a universal sob, and the roads are muddy with tears. But I do not call to mind a more touching picture of unavailing misery and ruin, and hopeless chaos, than the plug hat that has endeavored to keep sober and maintain self-respect while its owner was drunk. #Quote by Edgar Wilson Nye
Sober quotes by James Joyce
#56. His wife was a little sharp-faced woman who bullied her husband when he was sober and was bullied by him when he was drunk. #Quote by James Joyce
Sober quotes by Joe Walsh
#57. I've been sober for so many years. It wasn't like you flick a switch, and you're sober. It takes a while. You have to learn how to do everything all over again. You can measure how long that takes in terms of years. #Quote by Joe Walsh
Sober quotes by R.S. Grey
#58. Drunk minds speak sober thoughts, right? #Quote by R.S. Grey
Sober quotes by A.K. Alexander
#59. 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
Sober quotes by Joanna Jordan
#60. In sober moments, it shamed him to think and act like he did. But he wasn't sober now. #Quote by Joanna Jordan
Sober quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#61. 10 things to know about Syn 1. I hate people, even myself. 2. I only tolerate my friends and I can count those on one hand. 3. So what if I drink? I like my comfortably numb state and it keeps me from killing you. 4. Money can't buy happiness, but it's better than being poor and miserable. 5. We're all victims. 6. I like to choose my own poison. 7. I'm through reinventing myself. I'm on the third incarnation now and it sucks as much as the other two. 8. I have all the friends money can buy. 9. I only trust one man who doesn't return the gesture. 10. I can steal anything, anywhere, any time. Sober or drunk, I'm the best at what I do. #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sober quotes by D. Randall Blythe
#62. My alcoholism is in no way any sort of excuse for any of my past behaviors. Just because I quit drinking, my life was not suddenly transformed into a tabula rasa-if I have wronged someone, drunk or not, then the responsibility for this lies squarely with me. And I must do my best to set things square with that person. ...
....And just because I am sober now does not mean anyone else should care. I do not deserve a cookie for finally trying to act like a decent human being. #Quote by D. Randall Blythe
Sober quotes by Christopher Plummer
#63. Try and stay sober. Until the curtain call. And for God's sake, have fun. Don't suffer for your art. Just have fun. #Quote by Christopher Plummer
Sober quotes by David Foster Wallace
#64. 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
Sober quotes by Mark Lilla
#65. There was a time when conservative intellectuals raised the level of American public debate and helped to keep it sober. Those days are gone. As for political judgment, the promotion of Sarah Palin as a possible world leader speaks for itself. The Republican Party and the political right will survive, but the conservative intellectual tradition is already dead. And all of us, even liberals like myself, are poorer for it. #Quote by Mark Lilla
Sober quotes by Raymond Chandler
#66. It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark little clocks on them. I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn't care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars. #Quote by Raymond Chandler
Sober quotes by Beth Moore
#67. We must be sober and put the armor of faith and love on our chests, and put on a helmet of the hope of salvation. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 #Quote by Beth Moore
Sober quotes by Steve-O
#68. The first thought that I had about really trying to get sober was, 'Man, I could do a lot of good in the world. I can lead by example and just be this heroic recovery guy.' And that's just a bad reason to get sober. You can't get sober for anybody's benefit, let alone the world at large. You really got to do it for yourself. #Quote by Steve-O
Sober quotes by John Milton
#69. Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train. #Quote by John Milton
Sober quotes by Winston Churchill
#70. I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Sober quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#71. We were none of us particularly drunk. But then again, none of us were particularly sober either. Our exact positioning between these two points is a matter of pointless conjecture, and I will waste no time on it. #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Sober quotes by George R R Martin
#72. I stayed sober for this? #Quote by George R R Martin
Sober quotes by Asa Don Brown
#73. 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
Sober quotes by Joel Achenbach
#74. But perhaps we see a different set of sins in our own time: a reluctance to take on any new Great National Projects, a general self-indulgence, a culture built on consumption, whole generations raised in an environment where dreams are purchased at the mall. If we could somehow select the virtues of early Americans from amid their failings, we might choose their optimism, their endurance, their inventiveness, their willingness to do something big and difficult--like dig a canal across the mountains or build a new kind of road on rails. These people took on challenges that a more sober and settled population might consider too ambitious, if not downright insane. #Quote by Joel Achenbach
Sober quotes by Athol Fugard
#75. 'Master Harold' is about me as a little boy, and my father, who was an alcoholic. There's a thread running down the Fugard line of alcoholism. Thankfully I haven't passed it on to my child, a wonderful daughter who's stone-cold sober. But I had the tendency from my father, just as he had had it from his father. #Quote by Athol Fugard
Sober quotes by H.L. Mencken
#76. All the great villainies of history, from the murder of Abel onward, have been perpetrated by sober men, chiefly by Teetotalers. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Sober quotes by Mark Knopfler
#77. Last time I was sober, man I felt bad,
Worst hangover that I ever had.
It took six hamburgers, Scotch all night,
Nicotine for breakfast just to put me right. #Quote by Mark Knopfler
Sober quotes by Marlon James
#78. Drunkenness was a communal and personal pleasure at once, a miserable state only to those not drinking. Sobriety to him was a cruel attack of conscience masking itself as awareness. If sober people were so aware, how come they only spoke truth when drunk? Give him the romance of a drunkard over the indignation of a teetotaler any day. #Quote by Marlon James
Sober quotes by Krista Ritchie
#79. 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
Sober quotes by Alexei Panshin
#80. I don't like the idea of people who don't sing to themselves when they're all alone. They're too sober for me. At least hum-- anybody can do that. #Quote by Alexei Panshin
Sober quotes by Terry Teachout
#81. I wouldn't care to speculate about what it is in Westlake's psyche that makes him so good at writing about Parker, much less what it is that makes me like the Parker novels so much. Suffice it to say that Stark/Westlake is the cleanest of all noir novelists, a styleless stylist who gets to the point with stupendous economy, hustling you down the path of plot so briskly that you have to read his books a second time to appreciate the elegance and sober wit with which they are written. #Quote by Terry Teachout
Sober quotes by William Shakespeare
#82. In religion, What damned error but some sober brow Will bless it, and approve it with a text, Hiding the grossness with fair ornament? #Quote by William Shakespeare
Sober quotes by Clinton Rossiter
#83. A gathering of Democrats is more sweaty, disorderly, offhand, and rowdy than a gathering of Republicans; it is also likely to be more cheerful, imaginative, tolerant of dissent, and skillful at the game of give-and-take. A gathering of Republicans is more respectable, sober, purposeful, and businesslike than a gathering of Democrats; it is also likely to be more self-righteous, pompous, cut-and-dried, and just plain boring. #Quote by Clinton Rossiter
Sober quotes by Michelle Tea
#84. One of the most powerful things I'd learned since getting sober is to love and accept life on life's terms. Alcoholics have a hard time doing this; we're little id-driven crybabies, guzzling and complaining about how nothing in this life goes the way we think it should. Accepting and even embracing the world as it is can be radical, and it can have powerful, positive results. #Quote by Michelle Tea
Sober quotes by Charles Mackay
#85. Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper. #Quote by Charles Mackay
Sober quotes by Rob Lowe
#86. I couldn't have gotten sober without rehab because I needed the science. #Quote by Rob Lowe
Sober quotes by Nora Dunn
#87. I prepared for the part by drinking, but I was sober when I was performing. #Quote by Nora Dunn
Sober quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#88. As long as the sole ruler and disposer of the universe, the nous, remained excluded from artistic activity, things were mixed together in a primeval chaos: this was what Euripides must have thought; and so, as the first "sober" one among them, he had to condemn the "drunken" poets. Sophocles said of Aeschylus that he did what was right, though he did it unconsciously. This was surely not how Euripides saw it. He might have said that Aeschylus, because he created unconsciously, did what was wrong. The divine Plato, too, almost always speaks only ironically of the creative faculty of the poet, insofar as it is not conscious insight, and places it on a par with the gift of the soothsayer and dream-interpreter: the poet is incapable of composing until he has become unconscious and bereft of understanding. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Sober quotes by Charlie Sheen
#89. I knew if I got loaded I was going away for a while. People would say, Oh, you're just sober because you're on probation. #Quote by Charlie Sheen
Sober quotes by Maximus The Confessor
#90. Do not say that faith in Christ alone can save you, for this is not possible if you do not attain love for Him, which is demonstrated by deeds. As for mere faith: "The demons also believe and tremble" (James, 2:19). The action of love consists in heartfelt good deeds toward one's neighbor, magnanimity, patience, and sober use of things. #Quote by Maximus The Confessor
Sober quotes by Esther Meynell
#91. There is nothing in nature quite so joyful as the very young and silly lamb - odd that it should develop into that dull and sober animal the sheep. #Quote by Esther Meynell
Sober quotes by Terry Pratchett
#92. There are no delusions for the dead. Dying is like waking up after a really good party, when you have one or two seconds of innocent freedom before you recollect all the things you did last night which seemed so logical and hilarious at the time, and then you remember the really amazing thing you did with a lampshade and two balloons, which had them in stitches, and now you realize you're going to have to look a lot of people in the eye today and you're sober now and so are they but you can both remember. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Sober quotes by William Cowper
#93. Then to the dance, and make the sober moon ... witness of joys that shun the sights of noon. #Quote by William Cowper
Sober quotes by Asa Don Brown
#94. 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
Sober quotes by Rumi
#95. When a blind man gets his sight back, he says "I am a divine seer,

an oracle." With the excitement of the change he's a little drunk. A drunk becoming sober

is very different from the ecstatic change that comes in the living presence of an

enlightened one. There's no way to say how that is, even if Abu ibn Sina were here. Only by

the great Names, or by meditation inside music that plays without instruments, can

coverings be lifted. Not by sermons or mental effort. One who tries to do that

will cut off his hand with his famous sword. This is all metaphoric: there is no covering

or hand. It's like the country saying, Yeah, if my aunt had testicles, she'd be my uncle.

It's what-if talking: the distance from words to living is a journey of a hundred thousand years,

but don't be discouraged! It can happen any moment. It takes thirty-five hundred years

to get to Saturn, but Saturnine qualities are constantly here making us solemn and serious.

Influence goes the other way too. An enlightened master, which is to say the inner

nature of each of us, is continually affecting the universe. Philosophers say a human being is

the universe in samll, but it is more true that the essence of a human is the whole

from which the cosmos grew. It looks as if fruit grows from a branch, but growth comes more

truly from the gardener's ho #Quote by Rumi
Sober quotes by Kathleen Hanna
#96. Everybody wasn't always wasted. Why is punk rock about getting wasted? Isn't it punk rock to be sober and change the world? I thought it was about challenging capitalism? How are you going to challenge capitalism if you're wasted? #Quote by Kathleen Hanna
Sober quotes by Mark Twain
#97. Boggs comes a-tearing along on his horse, whooping and yelling like an Injun, and singing out: "Clear the track, thar. I'm on the waw-path, and the price uv coffins is a-gwyne to raise."
He was drunk, and weaving about in his saddle; he was over fifty year old, and had a very red face. Everybody yelled at him and laughed at him and sassed him, and he sassed back, and said he'd attend to them and lay them out in their regular turns, but he couldn't wait now because he'd come to town to kill old Colonel Sherburn, and his motto was, "Meat first and spoon vittles to top off on." He see me, and rode up and says:"Whar'd you come f'm boy? You prepared to die?" Then he rode on. I was scared, but a man says: "He don't mean nothing; he's always a-carryin' on like that when he's drunk. He's the best-naturedest old fool in Arkansaw
never hurt nobody, drunk no sober. #Quote by Mark Twain
Sober quotes by Khayyam Omar
#98. We do much more work than you. Even when we are drunk, We are still more sober than you. You drink people's blood, And we drink the grape's blood. Let's be fair, which one of us is more immoral? #Quote by Khayyam Omar
Sober quotes by Nora Sakavic
#99. I made him a promise." Kevin dragged his stare away from Neil's face to follow Andrew's progress. "He's waiting to see if I can keep it." "I don't understand." Kevin said nothing for so long Neil almost gave up waiting for an answer. Finally he explained, "Andrew on his drugs is useless, but Andrew off his drugs is worse. His high school counselor saw the difference between his junior and senior years and swore this medicine saved his life. A sober Andrew is…" Kevin thought for a moment, trying to remember her exact words, and crooked his fingers at Neil as he quoted, "destructive and joyless. "Andrew has neither purpose nor ambition," Kevin said. "I was the first person who ever looked at Andrew and told him he was worth something. When he comes off these drugs and has nothing else to hold him up I will give him something to build his life around." "He agreed to this?" Neil asked. "But he's fighting you every step of the way. Why?" "When I first said you would be Court, why were you upset with me?" "Because I knew it'd never happen," Neil said, "but I wanted it anyway." Kevin said nothing. Neil waited, then realized he'd answered his own question. #Quote by Nora Sakavic
Sober quotes by Nazim Hikmet
#100. You Are My Drunkenness
You are my drunkenness ...
I did not sober up, as if I can do that;
I don't want to anyway.
I have a headache, my knees are full of scars
I am in mud all around
I struggle to walk towards your hesitant light. #Quote by Nazim Hikmet
Sober quotes by Jeremy Taylor
#101. A pure mind in a chaste body is the mother of wisdom and deliberation; sober counsels and ingenuous actions; open deportment and sweet carriage; sincere principles and unprejudiced understanding; love of God and self-denial; peace and confidence; hol #Quote by Jeremy Taylor
Sober quotes by Tracy J. Butler
#102. Old Man River!

That seems far too austere a name
For something made of mirth and rage.
O, roiling red-blood river vein,
If chief among your traits is age,
You're a wily, convoluted sage.

Is "old" the thing to call what rings
The vernal heart of wester-lore;
What brings us brassy-myth made kings
(And preponderance of bug-type things)
To challenge titans come before?
Demiurge to a try at Avalon-once-more!

And what august vitality
In your wide aorta stream
You must have had to oversee
Alchemic change of timber beam
To iron, brick and engine steam.

Your umber whiskey waters lance
The prideful sober sovereignty
Of faulty-haloed Temperance
And wilt her self-sure countenance;
Yes, righteousness is vanity,
But your sport's for imps, not elderly.

If there's a name for migrant mass
Of veteran frivolity
That snakes through seas of prairie grass
And groves of summer sassafras,
A name that flows as roguishly
As gypsy waters, fast and free,
It's your real name, Mississippi. #Quote by Tracy J. Butler
Sober quotes by Socrates
#103. Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be ... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes ... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober - minded men. #Quote by Socrates
Sober quotes by Martin Van Buren
#104. The second, sober thought of the people is seldom wrong, and always efficient. #Quote by Martin Van Buren
Sober quotes by Libba Bray
#105. In Chinatown, a large rock painted with a message - CHINESE GO HOME! - shattered the front window of Chong & Sons, Jewellers. An arsonist's fire gutted the Wing Sing restaurant overnight; Mr. Wing stood in the softly falling wisps of soot-flecked snow, his sober face backlit by the orange glow as he watched everything he'd built burn to the ground. […] Fear was everywhere. At a eugenics conference in the elegant ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, genteel men in genteel suits spoke of "the mongrel problem - the ruin of the white race." They pointed to drawings and diagrams that proved most disease could be traced to inferior breeding stock. They called this science. They called it fact. They called it patriotism. People drank their coffee and nodded in agreement. #Quote by Libba Bray
Sober quotes by Alexander Pope
#106. Learn to live well, or fairly make your will;
You've play'd, and lov'd, and ate, and drank your fill:
Walk sober off, before a sprightlier age
Comes titt'ring on, and shoves you from the stage. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Sober quotes by John Wayne
#107. Republic ... it means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose. #Quote by John Wayne
Sober quotes by Alan W. Watts
#108. The most basic Buddhist stance: sober examination of what lies before you, leaving aside all assumptions. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Sober quotes by Shannon Egan
#109. Today I share about my addiction and recovery journey as often as possible because I don't want to die all alone in a dark closet, shrouded in shame beside the decomposing skeletons I tried so desperately to hide. I want to live. #Quote by Shannon Egan
Sober quotes by Alice Schwarzer
#110. People aren't stupid. They saw what was happening at the Cologne central station. A lawless space was created in the middle of a city of over a million. That has to be addressed and it has to be done so in a sober-minded way. #Quote by Alice Schwarzer
Sober quotes by Phil Volatile
#111. I stopped loving my father at some point while I was a drunk. I began hating him after I became sober. #Quote by Phil Volatile
Sober quotes by Benjamin Alire Saenz
#112. The world is being run by sober people--and it doesn't look like it's working out all that well. #Quote by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Sober quotes by Nora Sakavic
#113. He's high," Kevin told Neil. "He tells me when he's sober, so I always know. How did you figure it out?" "They're twins, but they're not the same." Neil lifted one shoulder in a shrug. "One of them hates your obsession with Exy while the other couldn't care less." Kevin looked to Andrew, but Andrew only had eyes for Neil. Andrew took a second to process those words before he started laughing. "He's a comedian, too? An athlete and a comic and a student. How multitalented. What a grand addition to the Fox line. I can't wait to find out what else he can do. Perhaps we should throw a talent show and find out? #Quote by Nora Sakavic
Sober quotes by Anne Lamott
#114. It took me one more year to admit that I could no longer control my drinking. And finally on July 7, 1986, I quit, and let a bunch of sober alcoholics teach me how to get sober, and stay sober. God, they were such a pain in the ass. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Sober quotes by Andrew Morton
#115. The Prime Minister, who was in close contact with the Queen and Prince Charles, captured the feelings of loss and despair when he spoke to the nation earlier in the day from his Sedgefield constituency. Speaking without notes, his voice breaking with emotion, he described Diana as a 'wonderful and warm human being.'
'She touched the lives of so many others in Britain and throughout the world with joy and with comfort. How difficult things were for her from time to time, I'm sure we can only guess at. But people everywhere, not just here in Britain, kept faith with Princess Diana. They liked her, they loved her, they regarded her as one of the people. She was the People's Princess and that is how she will stay, how she will remain in all our hearts and memories for ever.'
While his was the first of many tributes which poured in from world figures, it perfectly captured the mood of the nation in a historic week which saw the British people, with sober intensity and angry dignity, place on trial the ancient regime, notably an elitist, exploitative and male-dominated mass media and an unresponsive monarchy. For a week Britain succumbed to flower power, the scent and sight of millions of bouquets a mute and telling testimony to the love people felt towards a woman who was scorned by the Establishment during her lifetime.
So it was entirely appropriate when Buckingham Palace announced that her funeral would be 'a unique service for a unique person'. The posies, the p #Quote by Andrew Morton
Sober quotes by Markham Shaw Pyle
#116. East Texas is red dirt – not red, in sober truth, but the orange of rust, which it basically is, ferrous oxide – and magnolias and azaleas and dogwoods, old fields long since cottoned-out, far from the Mississippi River bottomlands that were 'rich as six feet up a bull's ass': a land of hogs and hominy, and a tangled, grim past of slavery and segregation. It could as easily be the country as far eastwards of the Mississippi as it is west: it would fit all too readily into the area between Brandon and Meridian, Mississippi, hard by the Bienville National Forest. #Quote by Markham Shaw Pyle
Sober quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#117. The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality of happiness, and by no means a necessity of life. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Sober quotes by Nancy Astor The Viscountess Astor
#118. Nancy Astor: "Winston, you are a drunk!"
Winston Churchill: "And you, madam, are ugly. But I shall be sober in the morning."
(Reported exchange will Winston Churchill. #Quote by Nancy Astor The Viscountess Astor
Sober quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#119. It's always difficult to make conversation with a drunk, and there's no denying it, the sober are at a disadvantage with him. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Sober quotes by Suzanne Collins
#120. A disturbing thought hits me,"but then our only neighbor would be Haymich!"
"Ah, that'll be nice,"says Peeta, tightening his arms around me."You and me and Haymich. Very cozy. Picnics, birthdays. long winters around the campfire retelling old Hunger Games tales."
"I told you he hates me!" I say, but I can't help laughing at the image of Haymich becoming my new pal.
"Only sometimes. When he's sober, I've never heard him say one negative thing about you," says Peeta.
He's never sober!" I protest.
That's right. Who am I thinking of? Oh, I know. It's Cinna who likes you. But that's mainly because you didn't try to run when he set you in fire," says Peeta. "On the other hand, Haymich ... well, if I were you, I'd avoid Haymich completely. He Hates you."
" I thought that you said I was his favorite," I say.
"He hates me more," says Peeta, "I don't think people in general are his sort of thing. #Quote by Suzanne Collins
Sober quotes by John C. Wright
#121. Apparently these new rulers of the world did not indulge in any drinking or smoking to soften their moods when they met, which Menelaus knew to be a big mistake. The Congress of the United States, back before the Disunion, always met sober, and look at what had come of that. #Quote by John C. Wright
Sober quotes by Asa Don Brown
#122. Homelessness is frequently met with many mental health challenges. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Sober quotes by Edward Southgate
#123. It's very difficult to look completely sober even when you are completely sober. #Quote by Edward Southgate
Sober quotes by A.J. Cronin
#124. A tragedy can make some people sober, but for him, it drives in the opposite direction #Quote by A.J. Cronin
Sober quotes by Asa Don Brown
#125. ...Domestic violence occurs at all socioeconomic levels. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Sober quotes by Adam Sedgwick
#126. If the [Vestiges] be true, the labours of sober induction are in vain; religion is a lie; human law is a mass of folly, and a base injustice; morality is moonshine; our labours for the black people of Africa were works of madmen; and man and woman are only better beasts! #Quote by Adam Sedgwick
Sober quotes by Ozzy Osbourne
#127. I never thought I could write anything or do a show sober, ever. But I did the Black Sabbath shows sober, and it was so much better fun for me, and everybody. #Quote by Ozzy Osbourne
Sober quotes by John Kenneth Galbraith
#128. No hungry man who is also sober can be persuaded to use his last dollar for anything but food. #Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith
Sober quotes by W.P. Scargill
#129. Talent is something, but tact is everything. Talent is serious, sober, grave and respectable; tact is all that, and more too. It is not a seventh sense, but it is the life of all the five. It is the open eye, the quick ear, the judging taste, the keen smell, and the lively touch; it is the interpreter of all riddles, the surmounter of all difficulties, the remover of all obstacles. #Quote by W.P. Scargill
Sober quotes by Craig Ferguson
#130. I remember talking to someone early on after I was sober about how I suddenly felt awkward at parties. They said, 'Well, you're supposed to. Everyone feels awkward at parties.' It's an appropriate feeling to feel. #Quote by Craig Ferguson
Sober quotes by Mats Sundin
#131. Bryan Fogarty could skate faster, shoot harder and pass crisper drunk than the rest of us could sober. #Quote by Mats Sundin
Sober quotes by Benjamin Rush
#132. We profess to be republicans, and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government; that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible; for this divine book, above all others, favors that equality among mankind, that respect for just laws, and all those sober and frugal virtues which constitute the soul of republicanism. #Quote by Benjamin Rush
Sober quotes by William H Gass
#133. We must take our sentences seriously, which means we must understand them philosophically, and the odd thing is that the few who do, who take them with utter sober seriousness, the utter sober seriousness of right-wing parsons and political saviors, the owners of Pomeranians, are the liars who want to be believed, the novelists and poets, who know that the creatures they imagine have no other being than the sounding syllables which the reader will speak into his own weary and distracted head. There are no magic words. To say the words is magical enough. #Quote by William H Gass
Sober quotes by Bucky Sinister
#134. Being able to play tragedy for humor rather than pity is a new trick I've learned. For a long time that's what I did with my poetry, ask people to feel sorry for me. I got sober and I realized I have to get out of the pity thing; it's not going anywhere for me. I don't want to have any self-pity. #Quote by Bucky Sinister
Sober quotes by Nadia Bolz-Weber
#135. Getting sober never felt like I had pulled myself up by my own spiritual bootstraps. It felt instead like I was on one path toward destruction and God pulled me off of it by the scruff of my collar, me hopelessly kicking and flailing and saying, 'Screw you. I'll take the destruction please.' God looked at tiny, little red-faced me and said, 'that's adorable,' and then plunked me down on an entirely different path. #Quote by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Sober quotes by Wayne Costigan
#136. My country right or wrong is like saying my mother drunk or sober. G.K.Chesterton This is one of my favorite quotes and would bring about world peace if more knew and lived it. #Quote by Wayne Costigan
Sober quotes by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
#137. The Christian is not superficial in any sense, but is fundamentally serious and fundamentally happy. You see, the joy of the Christian is a holy joy, the happiness of the Christian is a serious happiness ... it is a solemn joy, it is a holy joy, it is a serious happiness; so that, though he is grave and sober-minded and serious, he is never cold and prohibitive. #Quote by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Sober quotes by Robert Penn Warren
#138. ( ... ) the train goes fast and is going fast when it crosses a little trestle. You catch the sober, metallic, pure, late-light, unriffled glint of the water between the little banks, under the sky, and see the cow standing in the water upstream near the single leaning willow. And all at once you feel like crying. But the train is going fast, and almost immediately whatever you feel is taken away from you, too. #Quote by Robert Penn Warren
Sober quotes by Rolf Dobelli
#139. We are drunk on our own ideas. To sober up, take a step back every now and then and examine their quality in hindsight. Which of your ideas from the past ten years were truly outstanding? Exactly. #Quote by Rolf Dobelli
Sober quotes by John Banville
#140. And anyway, who's to say that what we see when we're drunk is not reality, and the sober world a bleared phantasmagoria #Quote by John Banville
Sober quotes by Lundy Bancroft
#141. Alcohol does not a change a person's fundamental value system. People's personalities when intoxicated, even though somewhat altered, still bear some relationship to who they are when sober. When you are drunk you may behave in ways that are silly or embarrassing; you might be overly familiar or tactlessly honest, or perhaps careless or forgetful. But do you knock over little old ladies for a laugh? Probably not. Do you sexually assault the clerk at the convenience store? Unlikely. People's conduct while intoxicated continues to be governed by their core foundation of beliefs and attitudes, even though there is some loosening of the structure. Alcohol encourages people to let loose what they have simmering below the surface.
Sober quotes by Steve Hockensmith
#142. Let's make a game of it, shall we?" she said. "Whoever kills the most, wins."
"I will kill twenty!" Lydia declared.
"I will kill thirty!" Kitty countered.
Mary paused for a moment of sober calculation.
"I will kill thirty-two." she said.
"I will kill as long as I must," said Jane.
"And I will kill as long as I can," said Elizabeth #Quote by Steve Hockensmith
Sober quotes by Bess Streeter Aldrich
#143. Will laughed. 'You're quite a dreamer, Abbie-girl.'
Abbie did not laugh. She was suddenly very sober. 'You have to, Will.' She said it a little vehemently. 'You have to dream things out. It keeps a kind of ideal before you. #Quote by Bess Streeter Aldrich
Sober quotes by Joe Perry
#144. I guess we all have a bad night now and then and really screw up. I listened to our earlier stuff and we screwed up a lot. But at least now that we are sober, when we screw up it's for real. #Quote by Joe Perry
Sober quotes by Herman Melville
#145. Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian. #Quote by Herman Melville
Sober quotes by Samantha Towle
#146. She got totally trashed that night, and I never screw a drunk woman. I would have just waited until the morning when she was sober, and then I'd have banged her. #Quote by Samantha Towle
Sober quotes by Aldo Leopold
#147. The mouse is a sober citizen who knows that the grass grows in order that mice may store it as underground haystacks, and that snow falls in order that mice may build subways from stack to stack ... #Quote by Aldo Leopold
Sober quotes by Herodotus
#148. The Persians are very fond of wine ... It is also their general practice to deliberate upon affairs of weight when they are drunk; and then in the morning, when they are sober, the decision to which they came the night before is put before them by the master of the house in which it was made; and if it is then approved they act on it; if not, they set it aside. Sometimes, however, they are sober at their first deliberations, but in this case they always reconsider the matter under the influence of wine. #Quote by Herodotus
Sober quotes by John Adams
#149. A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal. #Quote by John Adams
Sober quotes by Emma Chase
#150. The moment we walk into the suite, Tommy descends on us. "The Queen's on the line. On Skype, Your Grace." Anxiety rings in his voice like the ping of a tapped crystal glass. "She's been waiting. She does'na like to be kept waiting."

I nod briskly. "Have David bring me a scotch."

"Oh, me too!" Henry pipes up.

"He'll have coffee," I tell Tommy.

And I think Henry sticks his tongue out at me behind my back.

I head into the library and he follows, seeming marginally closer to sober - at least he's walking straight and unassisted now. I sit behind the desk and open the laptop. On the screen, my grandmother looks back at me, wearing a pale pink robe, hair in rollers and a hairnet, gray eyes piercing, her expression as friendly as the grim reaper's.

This should be fun.

"Nicholas." She greets me without emotion.

"Grandmother," I return, just as flat.

"Granny!" Henry calls, like a child, coming around the desk into view. Then he proceeds to hug the computer and kiss the screen.

"Mwah! Mwah!"

"Henry, oh, Hen - " My grandmother swats the air with her hands, like he's actually there kissing her.

And I do my damnedest not to laugh at them.


"Henry! Remember yourself! My gracious!"

"Mmmmmwah!" He perches, grinning like a fool, on the arm of my chair, forcing me to shift over. "I'm sorry, Grandmother - it's just so good to #Quote by Emma Chase
Sober quotes by William Wordsworth
#151. Thanks to the human heart by which we live,
Thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and its fears,
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. #Quote by William Wordsworth
Sober quotes by Glenn Hefley
#152. Except... what Jesus said was: "I will build My church," not you. The verse is not a prediction, it is a proclamation of the Lord of the Earth, who never once talked of "children in subjection." or "wives be grave... sober, faithful in all things." In fact, reading the New Testament from the Gospels into Paul's letters, is like watching the Wizard of Oz backwards -- going from a world of color and amazement, into a land of black-and-white with insane devout women trying to kill your dog. -- editorial 2014 #Quote by Glenn Hefley
Sober quotes by G.I. Williamson
#153. Others have suggested that the disciples deliberately lied, thus spreading the story that Jesus had risen from the dead in order to keep their movement going. But this becomes preposterous when we remember that the disciples were willing to die rather than to deny that Jesus rose from the dead. Some say that they just cannot believe "the story of the miracle." But the trouble is, that they must then decide what to do with the "miracle of the story." That is, they are left with the insoluble problem of how such a sober story could ever have been written. The story is either true, or else it is the product of insanity or wickedness. And, after nearly two thousand years, no one has been able to show that it comes from either insane or wicked men. No satisfactory explanation has come forth except to believe that it actually did happen. #Quote by G.I. Williamson
Sober quotes by Aldous Huxley
#154. The Men of Faith will play the cup-bearers at this lifelong bacchanal, filling and ever filling again with the warm liquor that the Intelligences, in sad and sober privacy behind the scenes, will brew for the intoxication of their subjects. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Sober quotes by George Saunders
#155. What good the prophet in the wilderness may do is incremental and personal. It's good for us to hear someone speak the irrational truth. It's good for us when, in spite of all of the sober, pragmatic, and even correct arguments that war is sometimes necessary someone says: war is large-scale murder, us at our worst, the stupidest guy doing the cruelest thing to the weakest being. #Quote by George Saunders
Sober quotes by Glenn Hughes
#156. I think I'm better than I was in my younger days, because I'm exploring deep lyrical material, and I've been sober for a while now. #Quote by Glenn Hughes
Sober quotes by Tom Arnold
#157. The misconception about Hollywood is that it's a crazy drug and alcohol fueled place. It can be but there's also a huge sober community. #Quote by Tom Arnold
Sober quotes by Irwin Shaw
#158. I never drink while I'm working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober. #Quote by Irwin Shaw
Sober quotes by Robert Rankin
#159. And yes. They did become very drunk, the three of them.
And you're not supposed to be drunk when you get involved in matters such as this: Big Matters, Matters of an Apocalyptic Nature. You're supposed to be coldly sober. And you just can't be coldly sober when you're drunk. #Quote by Robert Rankin
Sober quotes by Georgia Salpa
#160. I think it shows that you are a confident person if you can walk up to a group of girls and just be able to talk to them sober. #Quote by Georgia Salpa
Sober quotes by Madame Roland
#161. Deep joy is a serene and sober emotion, rarely evinced in open merriment. #Quote by Madame Roland
Sober quotes by Colleen Houck
#162. Every time I glanced at Ren, I saw that he was watching me.
When we finally reached the end of the tunnel and saw the stone steps that led to the surface, Ren stopped.
"Kelsey, I have one final request of you before we head up."
"And what would that be? Want to talk about tiger senses or monkey bites in strange places maybe?"
"No. I want you to kiss me."
I sputtered, "What? Kiss you? What for? Don't you think you got to kiss me enough on this trip?"
"Humor me, Kells. This is the end of the line for me. We're leaving the place where I get to be a man all the time, and I have only my tiger's life to look forward to. So, yes, I want you to kiss me one more time."
I hesitated. "Well, if this works, you can go around kissing all the girls you want to. So why bother with me right now?"
He ran a hand through his hair in frustration. "Because! I don't want to run around kissing all the other girls! I want to kiss you!"
"Fine! If it will shut you up!" I leaned over and pecked him on the cheek. "There!"
"No. Not good enough. On the lips, my prema."
I leaned over and pecked him on the lips. "There. Can we go now?"
I marched up the first two steps, and he slipped his hand under my elbow and spun me around, twisting me so that I fell forward into his arms. He caught me tightly around the waist. His smirk suddenly turned into a sober expression.
"A kiss. A real one. One that I'll remember."
I was about to say something b #Quote by Colleen Houck
Sober quotes by Ron Padgett
#163. We have plenty of matches in our house
We keep them on hand always
Currently our favourite brand
Is Ohio Blue Tip
Though we used to prefer Diamond Brand
That was before we discovered
Ohio Blue Tip matches
They are excellently packaged
Sturdy little boxes
With dark and light blue and white labels
With words lettered
In the shape of a megaphone
As if to say even louder to the world
Here is the most beautiful match in the world
It's one-and-a-half-inch soft pine stem
Capped by a grainy dark purple head
So sober and furious and stubbornly ready
To burst into flame
Lighting, perhaps the cigarette of the woman you love
For the first time
And it was never really the same after that
All this will we give you
That is what you gave me
I become the cigarette and you the match
Or I the match and you the cigarette
Blazing with kisses that smoulder towards heaven. #Quote by Ron Padgett
Sober quotes by Morris Raphael Cohen
#164. Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist. #Quote by Morris Raphael Cohen
Sober quotes by Karina Halle
#165. Perry, when I fuck you, you're going to want it. And you're going to be sober. I don't want just your body in all of this. I want everything. Your soul too."
"That's a pretty tall order," I said breathlessly ...
"I know," he said determinedly. "And it's something I am willing to work for. #Quote by Karina Halle
Sober quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
#166. Sweet was the sound, when oft, at evening's close,
Up yonder hill the village murmur rose;
There as I passed, with careless steps and slow,
The mingling notes came soften'd from below;
The swain responsive as the milkmaid sung,
The sober herd that low'd to meet their young;
The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool,
The playful children just let loose from school;
The watch-dog's voice that bay'd the whispering wind,
And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind;
These all in sweet confusion sought the shade,
And fill'd each pause the nightingale had made. #Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Sober quotes by Asa Don Brown
#167. As a clinician, I unapologetically believe that we must no longer identify our patients/clients with the addiction. While they may struggle with an addiction, the addiction itself is no different than any other form of medical ailment and disease. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Sober quotes by Reanna Pryce
#168. So, consider this.

Today he's sober, no traces of chemicals caught in his bloodstream, no bullet-blown high patching synthetic samples over the melody of his mind. Does that make this real or a side-effect of the comedown? Falling in love feels no-parachute sorts of terrifying, the ground rushing up too hard and too fast. If love is intangible, hypothetical, subjective and experienced on a uniquely individual basis, how can Jaxon ever truly know if that's the way he's feeling?

But then, realistically, how can he know that it's not? #Quote by Reanna Pryce
Sober quotes by William Wordsworth
#169. While all the future, for thy purer soul,
With "sober certainties" of love is blest. #Quote by William Wordsworth
Sober quotes by Philip K. Dick
#170. It was the mob that swept him into office. However, it's unlikely that when more sober elements prevail they'll want to support a cripple and demagogue who depends on inflaming the mass with his lies and spellbinding. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Sober quotes by Asa Don Brown
#171. When we think of addicts, we seldom associate the word discrimination. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Sober quotes by Radhanath Swami
#172. We get sufferings in life so that we become sober and listen to Krishna's message. #Quote by Radhanath Swami
Sober quotes by Asa Don Brown
#173. Human trafficking is the intentional forcing of another into slavery. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Sober quotes by Asa Don Brown
#174. The bleak optimism has skewed the overall views of our societal perspectives on substance abuse. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Sober quotes by Mercy Brown
#175. Oh, yes, that's right--my terms. I'm sorry, but you'll have to state clearly, for the record, in your own words, your clear-minded and sober intention to ride my dick. Actually, let me go get a witness, just to be on the safe side ... #Quote by Mercy Brown
Sober quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#176. When we come to a clearer and more sober estimate of our own limitations and responsibilities, that makes it possible more genuinely to love our neighbor. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Sober quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#177. My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Sober quotes by Beth Gibbons
#178. I think that after a year of Portishead I've become a little more sober. #Quote by Beth Gibbons
Sober quotes by Arthur Mizener
#179. [The Fitzgeralds] rode down Fifth Avenue on the top of taxis because it was hot or dove into the fountain at Union Square or tried to undress at the Scandals, or, in sheer delight at the splendor of new York, jumped, dead sober, into the Pulitzer fountain in front of the Plaza. Fitzgerald got in fights with waiters and Zelda danced on people's dinner tables. #Quote by Arthur Mizener
Sober quotes by William Butler Yeats
#180. I have mummy truths to tell
Whereat the living mock,
Though not for sober ear,
For maybe all that hear
Should laugh and weep an hour upon the clock. #Quote by William Butler Yeats
Sober quotes by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
#181. For any addict, when you get sober, life becomes more challenging, in some ways, because all of your problems become very clear and you have to deal with your pain. You can't just drink and forget about it and pretend it doesn't exist. You have to actually face it, head on. #Quote by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Sober quotes by Philip Larkin
#182. To write you must be warm, fed, loved and sober. #Quote by Philip Larkin
Sober quotes by Mary Renault
#183. We Persians have a saying that one should deliberate serious matters first drunk, then sober. #Quote by Mary Renault
Sober quotes by Caroline Knapp
#184. One thing I've noticed since I quit drinking is that a person usually has two or three sets of impulses scratching away at some internal door at any given time. If you're sober
if you're alert, and paying attention to those impulses, and not yielding to the instinct to anesthetize them
you can receive a lot of guidance about where to go, what to do next in life. #Quote by Caroline Knapp
Sober quotes by Walter Scott
#185. I HAVE already hinted that the dainty, squeamish, and fastidious taste acquired by a surfeit of idle reading, had not only rendered our hero unfit for serious and sober study, but had even disgusted him in some degree with that in which he had hitherto indulged. He #Quote by Walter Scott
Sober quotes by Sara Teasdale
#186. If I should see your eyes again, I know how far their look would go
Back to a morning in the park With sapphire shadows on the snow. Or back to oak trees in the spring When you unloosed my hair and kissed The head that lay against your knees In the leaf shadow's amethyst. And still another shining place We would remember
how the dun Wild mountain held us on its crest One diamond morning white with sun. But I will turn my eyes from you As women turn to put away The jewels they have worn at night And cannot wear in sober day. #Quote by Sara Teasdale
Sober quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#187. Haven't you heard of being hung, drawn, and quartered?"
Blue asked, "Is it as painful as conversations with Ronan?"
Gansey cast a glance over to Ronan, who was a small, indistinct form by the trees. Adam audibly swallowed a laugh.
"Depends on if Ronan is sober," Gansey answered.
Adam asked, "What is he doing, anyway?"
"Trust Lynch to deface a place like this five minutes after getting here."
"Deface? Marking his territory."
"He must own more of Virginia than your father, then."
"I don't think he's ever used an indoor toilet, now that I consider it. #Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
Sober quotes by Courtney Love
#188. So, I gained a little..weight, .. Big deal. Clean and sober. #Quote by Courtney Love
Sober quotes by Laura Frantz
#189. Wanton kittens make sober cats. #Quote by Laura Frantz
Sober quotes by Jack McCarthy
#190. And you know what the worst thing was?
The worst thing was that nobody ever believed how hard we tried. #Quote by Jack McCarthy
Sober quotes by Vance Havner
#191. A deep and sober concern to please God is the rarest of rarities. #Quote by Vance Havner
Sober quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#192. the waking day of a mythically vibrant people, the ancient Greeks, for instance, is in fact more akin to dream than to the day of a sober scientific thinker. If #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Sober quotes by Raymond Chandler
#193. I was neat, clean, shaved and sober and I didn't care who knew it. #Quote by Raymond Chandler
Sober quotes by Robert Herrick
#194. In sober mornings do not thou rehearse
The holy incantation of a verse #Quote by Robert Herrick
Sober quotes by Claire Messud
#195. The apartment was entirely, was only, for her: a wall of books, both read and unread, all of them dear to her not only in themselves, their tender spines, but in the moments or periods they evoked. She had kept some books since college that she had acquired for courses and never read - Fredric Jameson, for example, and Kant's Critique of Judgment - but which suggested to her that she was, or might be, a person of seriousness, a thinker in some seeping, ubiquitous way; and she had kept, too, a handful of children's books taken fro her now-dismantled girlhood room, like Charlotte's Web and the Harriet the Spy novels, that conjured for her an earlier, passionately earnest self, the sober child who read constantly in the back of her parents' Buick, oblivious to her brother punching her knee, oblivious to her parents' squabbling, oblivious to the traffic and landscapes pressing upon her from outside the window.

She had, in addition to her books, a modest shelf of tapes and CDs that served a similar, though narrower, function…she was aware that her collection was comprised largely of mainstream choices that reflected - whether popular or classical - not so much an individual spirit as the generic tastes of her times: Madonna, the Eurythmics, Tracy Chapman from her adolescence; Cecilia Bartoli, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mitsuko Uchida; more recently Moby and the posthumously celebrated folk-singing woman from Washington, DC, who had died of a melanoma in her early thirties, and #Quote by Claire Messud
Sober quotes by Bill W.
#196. Honesty with ourselves & others gets us sober, but it is tolerance that keeps us that way. #Quote by Bill W.
Sober quotes by Drake
#197. Somewhere between psychotic and iconic/ Somewhere between I want it and I got it/ Somewhere between I'm sober and I'm lifted/ Somewhere between a mistress and commitment #Quote by Drake
Sober quotes by Mary Elizabeth Ellis
#198. I have the weirdest job. The hair and makeup people were talking the other day about how weird their job is. And costumes, they have to be in people's faces and have to reach in their skirts to pull their shirts down and stuff. I was like, "You guys, I meet someone, I shake their hand, and then I kiss them. And sober. During midday. For money." #Quote by Mary Elizabeth Ellis
Sober quotes by John Le Carre
#199. There is a kind of stupidity among the drunks, particularly when they are sober... #Quote by John Le Carre
Sober quotes by Lincoln Steffens
#200. The Russian people, sober, are said to be a gentle people. #Quote by Lincoln Steffens

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