Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.— David Bowie
Mouth-watering Addiction Recovery quotations
Travel is the healthiest addiction.
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.
Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.
In God's economy, nothing is wasted. Through failure, we learn a lesson in humility which is probably needed, painful though it is.
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
Too many young folk have addiction to superficial things and not enough conviction for substantial things like justice, truth and love.
Each generation has to stand up for democracy.
It can't take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew.
What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress.
It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.
Addiction beggins whith the hope that something 'out there' can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.
Fall seven times, stand up eight!
Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them;
but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
Do not let your fire go out ... Do not let the Hero in your soul perish ... Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Do not let your fire go out.
Mental illness is not a choice... But recovery is
You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew.
When you can stop you don't want to, and when you want to stop, you can't.
If you are aware of your weaknesses and are constantly learning, your potential is virtually limitless.
It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality.
I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully.
Life is meant to be a celebration! It shouldn't be necessary to set aside special times to remind us of this fact. Wise is the person who finds a reason to make every day a special one.
Shame was an emotion he had abandoned years earlier.
Addicts know no shame. You disgrace yourself so many times you become immune to it.
Take a chance! All life is a chance
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
No one's happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.
The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Master books, but do not let them master you.
Whether you sniff it smoke it eat it or shove it up your ass the result is the same: addiction.
If things go wrong, don't go with them.
Wherever you are is always the right place.
There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.
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.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself.
Addiction is a relationship, a pathological relationship in which... obsession replaces people.
Mock the devil, and he will flee from thee.
Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach.