Addiction Quotes


While addiction is no laughing matter, here are 11 quotes which are either humorous or attempt to make a good point.  Enjoy!

1.  “Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.”  — George Carlin (American comedian)


2.  “I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He’s taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise.”  — Chuck Palahniuk  (American satirist)

3.  “Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?”  — Clifford Stoll (author)

4.  “Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users. “  — Ralph Nader

5.  “Don’t do drugs because if you do drugs you’ll go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison.”  – John Hardwick

6.  “Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system.”  – P.J. O’Rourke

7.  “Did you know America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug use?  It’s nice to be number one, but we can fix that.  All we need to do is start the war on education.  If it’s anywhere near as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we’ll all be hooked on phonics.”  – Leighann Lord


8.  “In the 1960s, people took acid to make the world weird.  Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.”   – Author Unknown

9.  “Before you can break out of prison, you must realize you are locked up.”  — Author Unknown

10. ”At bottom is the best soil to sow and grow something new again.  In that sense, hitting bottom, while extremely painful, is also the sowing ground.”  — Author Unknown

11. “You know you’re an alcoholic when you misplace things … like a decade.”  — Paul Williams (American songwriter and composer)


Favourite Quotes


Bruce Lee; "No way as way, No limitation as limitation."

The Gold of Troy; "The face of fortune varies, as the image of the moon, waxes and wanes"and knows not how to remain constant."

Odysseus Iliad; "Praise me not so much, neither blame me, but let us go forward, foor the night is spent and the dawn is near."

Henry Miller; "Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads."

Meriwether Lewis; "......I have learned to think that if the cord be sufficiently strong, which binds the soul and body together, it does not so much matter about the materials which compose it..."

Confucius; "The ancients who wished to illustrate illustrious virtue throughout the kingdom first ordered well their own states. Wishing to order their states , they first regulated their families. Wishing to regulate their families they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost their knowledge. Such EXTENSION of knowledge lays in the investigation of things."


Pg 41:n 104; The Koran; "Knowledge is a trial of temptation, if we are warned we know it's dangers, if we have free will we must be free to choose between the benefits and the dangers."

Winston Churchill; "The message of the sunset is sadness; the message of the sunrise is hope."

Winston Churchill; "One must never forget when misfortunes come that it is quite possible they are saving one from something much worse; or that when you make some great mistake, it may very easily serve you better than the best advised decision. Life is a whole, and luck is a whole, and no part of them can be seperated from the rest."

Cheryl Stephens; " Life is what you make it, so make it full of everything you dream of."

Bruce Lee; "Be formless, be like water my friend."

Ayn Rand; "The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be."

Abraham Lincoln; "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing."

Albert Einstein; "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

Anton Chekhov; "Man is what he believes."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.;"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Epicurus (341 BC - 270 BC) "Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you have was once among the things only hoped for."

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