quote by David Bowie

Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.

— David Bowie

Special 12 Step quotations

The 12-step chocolate program: NEVER BE MORE THAN 12 STEPS AWAY FROM CHOCOLATE!


12 step quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.

12 step quote You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begin
You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves would restore us to sanity.

Change happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go.

I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication.


12 step quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.

Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.

Formula for failure: Try to please everybody.

What you think of me is none of my business.

12 step quote The journey is long, but the goal is in each step.
The journey is long, but the goal is in each step.

Be careful what you pray for.

The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.


If you find a path with no obstacles, it likely leads nowhere.

12 step quote Taking a step back can often be the quickest way forward.
Taking a step back can often be the quickest way forward.

I spent a year in a 12-step program, really committed, because I could not believe what had happened - that I might have killed myself.

In particular, recently Belgium has banned the sale of a cellphone to a 7-year-old. Turkey has banned ads and advertising to children. So has France for children under 12. India has bans in certain areas. In Bangalore, you cannot sell a cellphone to someone younger than 16. So in different parts of the world, they've taken different steps.

There's really only one true path to recovery that's using the 12 step program and finding a belief in something greater than yourself (spirituality).

12 step quote No man steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not t
No man steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

Any time a running back reaches the age of 31 or 32, he has to lose a step.

No one is a freak of nature. No one is going to be able to take the pounding a running back has to take over a 10- or 12-year career and not lose a step.


I'll go through all of [12 steps for people who say are traumatized by the election], but a sample: Volunteer to fight Islamaphobia. Join the ACLU. Donate to Planned Parenthood. Take down sexism and misogyny. Sort of all the stations of the cross of liberalism. Sort of all the stations of the cross of liberalism.

I was 12 or 13, and I had seen a demo about origami at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. My dad, my step-mom, and I were at the Japan pavilion of Epcot, and my dad was going to get me an origami book. They had these really sick origami books with an overleaf, but those packs can sometimes blow, because they give you, like, eight sheets.

12 step quote Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

I think we need a 12-step group for non-stop talkers. We're going to call it On and On Anon.

I'll tell you how to solve this abortion thing.

..Those unwanted babies...? Leave about 12 of them on the Supreme Court steps.

I think 12-step programs really work, rehab really works, certain types of therapies and talking to other addicts really work. There are a lot of things that work - that isn't the problem. The problem is getting the addicts to say they're addicts. The problem is admitting it.


12 step quote A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Oh, God. The Sixties are coming back. Well I've got a 12-gauge double-barreled duck gun chambered for three-inch Magnum shells. And - speaking strictly for this retired hippie and former pinko beatnik - if the Sixties head my way, they won't get past the porch steps. They will be history. Which, for chrissakes, is what they're supposed to be.

Get off the cross, we need the wood.

We already have a federation. The 11, soon to be 12, member States adopting the euro have already given up part of their sovereignty, monetary sovereignty, and formed a monetary union, and that is the first step towards a federation.

12 step quote An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

I've been asked to do small parts in films, but you know, what I've learned in the 12 Steps of Recovery is that for me, being a public person, is not a very healthy thing. There's too many drugs, too many jets, too many girls, too many parties. It's just not my lifestyle. I'm 58 years old. A good round of golf is about as exciting as my life gets.

One of the 12 steps is to admit that you're powerless, but I think that's bullshit. I think it's important to empower yourself by facing the stuff that triggers you.


The party has to be rebuilt on all levels.

In a way, maybe it's to be expected when you've had a governor in office for 12 years and he and his people are stepping down.

12 step quote You can't get to courage without walking through vulnerability.
You can't get to courage without walking through vulnerability.
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All religions must be made child-proof.

Our teachers' unions have done good work in this field, K through 12. Delaying first communions and bar mitzvahs until age 21 would be another positive step.

I take certain steps to make sure I'm relevant artistically.

I always have new music and a reason to be on the road. I'm not just playing 'Get By' over and over. I have 12 albums.

If I didn't find out, or learn, that I was an alcoholic and I didn't take the 12 Steps of Recovery, I wouldn't be the person I am today. So, I would do it again in a heartbeat.

12 step quote Step back. Look at it a different way. Breathe. Then don't give up.
Step back. Look at it a different way. Breathe. Then don't give up.
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My life has been so fortunate. I have had most extraordinary good fortune in my life. I sort of put it into three categories, the three major stepping stones. One being London Hippodrome theater stage debut when I was 12, when it started my career. The second being going to Broadway. And the third going to Hollywood. Each one of those happened under the most extraordinary circumstances.


So you [Nicholas Kristof] have got this new column out, 12 steps for people who say are traumatized by the [ Donald Trump] election.

I talk to people who go to rehab, and they get this AA book that they've got to read everyday - really thick book. They go through all these 12 steps and do all this and that. It's crazy how everybody can sit and talk about rehab but if I come to say Christ was my rehab, it's not cool to say that. ... For me that's my rehab. That's what happened with me and it's an amazing and powerful thing.

Non-mainstream people seem to balk at the idea of 12-step.

A lot of us think 12-step recovery means sitting in a church basement full of Republicans and Christians who drink to much.

While in the clinic, I discovered I had problems with concentration, motivation, attitude, and temper. I have found a new way of life through the clinic's program and a 12-step recovery plan.