quote by Shirley Chisholm

It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.

— Shirley Chisholm

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Heroin addiction quote Travel is the healthiest addiction.
Travel is the healthiest addiction.

I had not taken a bath in a year nor changed my clothes or removed them except to stick a needle every hour in the fibrous grey wooden flesh of heroin addiction. I did absolutely nothing.

I'm a heroine addict. I need to have sex with women who have saved someone's life.

Heroin addiction quote Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.

I got addicted. News, particularly daily news, is more addictive than crack cocaine, more addictive than heroin, more addictive than cigarettes.


Irony is the hardest addiction of all.

Forget heroin. Just try giving up irony, the deep-down need to mean two things at once, to be in two places at once, not to be there for the catastrophe of a fixed meaning.

Heroin addiction quote Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk abou
Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.

I had to find meaning in it. So I go through this, I see all these homies die; I see all this terrible devastation, people sitting in prison. I've been saved from prison, from death, and from heroine addiction. What am I going to do with that?

It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality.

Novel writing is like heroin addiction; it takes everything you've got.

Heroin addiction quote Too many young folk have addiction to superficial things and not enough convicti
Too many young folk have addiction to superficial things and not enough conviction for substantial things like justice, truth and love.

Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market.


Drugs are a bad habit, so why do it? Because, said Dimple, it isn't the heroin that we're addicted to, it's the drama of the life, the chaos of it, that's the real addiction and we never get over it; and because when you come down to it, the high life, that is, the intoxicated life, is the best of the limited options offered.

If Placebo was a drug, they would no doubt be pure heroin - dangerous, mysterious and totally addictive.

It did not feel like something that was going to take over my life and destroy it. It felt like a subtle flower instead of a manipulative demon. That's the mystery of heroin.

[On his heroin addiction:] I did it to myself.

It wasn't society...it wasn't a pusher, it wasn't being blind or being black or being poor. It was all my doing.

Whether you sniff it smoke it eat it or shove it up your ass the result is the same: addiction.


I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to 'smack,' and quickly.

The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone;

you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.

I also had my own addiction to cocaine and heroin in my 20s.

I knew that it was driven not by the things that the drug workers were telling me; in fact, I couldn't believe any drug information that was given to me by authorities because I knew from my own experience that it was wrong.

I played a lesbian reporter in 1964, who was incarcerated, and ended the series as a 75-year-old woman. And then, I was a witch blinded by acid who became the Supreme, and took my mother's energy and life, so that I could live and she would die. And then, I was conjoined twins. And then, I played a heroin addict.

Tobacco addiction sinks its claws in deeply, it's just as powerful of [sic] an addiction as heroin or crack cocaine.


Beating heroin is child's play compared to beating your childhood.

Since this is the age of science, not religion, psychiatrists are our rabbis, heroin is our pork, and the addict is the unclean person.

I feel that opiates - I include opium and all its derivatives, such as morphine, heroin, pantopon, etc. - are quite useless for any sort of creative work, useful though they may be for routine work. Much of the hard physical work in the Far East is done by opium addicts.

The Easter Bunny is a major reason for heroin addiction in America.

Even as a junkie I stayed true [to vegetarianism] - 'I shall have heroin, but I shan't have a hamburger.' What a sexy little paradox.


The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine, forcing us to spend much of our lives, like junkies, in book shops and libraries, those literary counterparts to the opium den.

Kids are like heroin, a little heroin addiction.

When it’s bad, you’ve never been so miserable, but when it’s good you’ve never been so high.

For the record, pot, like the Reader's Digest , is not necessarily habit-forming, but both can lead to hard-core addiction : heroin, in one case, abridged bad books, in the other. Either way you look at it, a withdrawal from a meaningful life.

Ryan took him out of Betty Ford after Redmond wanted to leave because he met a girl there. The girl was a heroin addict. She was the one who introduced him to the stuff.

The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone


I've played a heroin addict and a speed freak and dark characters throughout my career.

I've been in rehabs with hardcore heroin addicts who say, 'I've kicked the heroin, but I can't let go of the tobacco.' I haven't smoked a cigarette in a long time. I like being clean now.

There is no creative expression of artistic value that has ever been produced by ex-drunkards and ex-drug-addicts. Who the hell would bother with a Rolling Stones without booze or with a Jimi Hendrix without heroin?

Heroin may be bad, but it sure as hell hasn't hurt my CD collection.

RIP Amy Winehouse. We lost a true heroin addict today.

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