Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Reality is just a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.
Addiction- When you can give up something any time, as long as it's next Tuesday.
Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it hundreds of times.
The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. .
Addiction begins with the hope that something "out there" can instantly fill up the emptiness inside. .
You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town .
Addiction is a symptom of not growing up. .
Recovery from addiction requires hard work, a proper attitude and learning skills to stay sober, not drinking alcohol or using other drugs. Successful drug recovery or alcohol recovery involves changing attitudes, acquiring knowledge, and developing skills to meet the many challenges of sobriety .
The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope. .
You know you're an alcoholic when you misplace things for like a decade.
Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system.
In the 1960s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.
Addiction doesn't kill the addict. It kills the family, kids and people who tried to help!
If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance between insight into one's desire for escape and abstinence from one's addiction.
All the suffering, stress and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!
I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
If things go wrong, don’t go with them.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. Believe me, it has nothing new to say.
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.
Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.
People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Not feeling is no replacement for reality. Your problems today are still your problems tomorrow.
Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.
If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.
Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today.
The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.
Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenceda