It must never be forgotten that the purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous is to sober up alcoholics. There is no religious or spiritual requirement for membership. No demands are made on anyone. An experience is offered which members may accept or reject. That is up to them.— Bill W.
Floundering Alcoholics Anonymous quotations
In wine, there's truth.
Treat every moment as a gift, that is why it is called the present.
When man listens, God speaks; when man obeys, God acts; when man prays, God empowers.
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
What goes around, comes around.
Without memory, there is no healing. Without forgiveness, there is no future.
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.
Formula for failure: Try to please everybody.
Be careful what you pray for.
When I finally embraced abstinence it was because of the simple urge to work a longer day. Thus, without joining Alcoholics Anonymous, I was at last able to leave Piss-Artists Notorious.
The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.
I was court-ordered to Alcoholics Anonymous on television.
Pretty much blows the hell out of the second A, wouldn't you say?
If you find a path with no obstacles, it likely leads nowhere.
The only thing I'm addicted to is winning.
This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent.
I wouldn't doubt it if the CIA is behind Alcoholics Anonymous.
I know why we're here. We're all here because we're not all there.
Government doesn't work. You work, I work, Federal Express works, Microsoft works, the Salvation Army works, Alcoholics Anonymous works, but government doesn't.
During inflation, Goodwill is the gift that keeps on giving.
Creativity is the gift that keeps on giving.
I want what I want when I want it.
Alcoholics don’t have relationships-they take hostages.
Think of the solution, not the problem
Get off the cross, we need the wood.
What has been America's most nurturing contribution to the culture of this planet so far? Many would say jazz. I, who love jazz, will say this instead: Alcoholics Anonymous.
I really needed to dramatize and clarify that Rachel was taking strides towards her own healing and her own sobriety - and that she was actually thoroughly frightened about what she may have done.This was something that was so beautifully done in the book [The Girl on the Train] through inner monologue, but I couldn't just have a whole film filled with inner monologues. So going to Alcoholics Anonymous was a very simple solution to that problem.
Basically I got an insight into what it really was through Alcoholics Anonymous.
One day the switchboard lit up and I saw where it was all going. I saw what alcohol could do to people and I saw that it wasn't a good thing anymore. Plus I wasn't a teenager anymore myself.
I feel that people who haven't read my books and haven't heard me lecture - who don't in fact know what my work is about - have been very hard on me. There is an expression in Alcoholics Anonymous called "contempt prior to investigation." I feel many people practice contempt prior to investigation.
My father was on the Alcoholics Anonymous wishlist. My mother was on... parole. And lithium.
The biggest truth to face now - what is probably making me unfunny now for the remainder of my life - is that I don't think people give a damn whether the planet goes or not. It seems to me as if everyone is living as members of Alcoholics Anonymous do, day by day. And a few more days will be enough. I know of very few people who are dreaming of a world for their grandchildren.
I hate alcoholics and AA (alcoholics anonymous).
If you can't drink responsibly, don't drink at all. Don't go to meetings, whine about your character flaws and blame the fact that you are a sociopath on booze.
I look up the telephone number of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Then, my hands shaking, I open the bar and drink the leftover whiskey, gin and vermouth-whatever I can lay my shaking hands on.