quote by David Bowie

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

— David Bowie

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The content of your character is your choice.

Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.


Inspirational recovery quote I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise

Inspirational recovery quote Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
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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.

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.


Inspirational recovery quote Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. T
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

We lose the fear of making decisions, great and small;

as we realize that should our choice prove wrong we can, if we will, learn from the experience.

Inspirational recovery quote One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you'v
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.

There's always going to be bad stuff out there.

But here's the amazing thing -- light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light.

Day by day, what you do is who you become.


You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.

Inspirational recovery quote You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.

Each generation has to stand up for democracy.

It can't take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew.

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.

Inspirational recovery quote What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.


Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them;

but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.

The goal of recovery is not to become normal.

The goal is to embrace the human vocation of becoming more deeply, more fully human.

Inspirational recovery quote Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or de
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.

Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.

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.

The concept of recovery is rooted in the simple yet profound realization that people who have been diagnosed with mental illness are human beings.


Inspirational recovery quote I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.

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.

You become what you think about

Inspirational recovery quote The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.

When the student is ready the teacher will appear.

Integrity is your destiny-it is the light that guides your way.


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

Inspirational recovery quote One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.

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.

No one's happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.

Defense doesn't break down on the help, it breaks down on the recovery.

Inspirational recovery quote Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.
Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.

Master books, but do not let them master you.


it's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.

What you think of me is none of my business.

Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn't end there.

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.