Best 81 of Sobriety quotes - MyQuotes
No drug can give your life purpose, only you can do that.
Relapse doesn't have to be part of recovery any more than return has to be part of cancer.
There is a road to freedom. Its milestones are obedience, endeavour, honesty, order, cleanliness, sobriety, truthfulness, sacrifice, and love of the fatherland.
We are all addicted to something whether we admit it or not.
It will all be over in 2 weeks
I have other obligations now - the show, my family, my life... though I know that without my sobriety I wouldn't have any of those things.
The well-ordered mind knows the value, no less than the charm, of reticence. The fruit of the tree of knowledge ... falls ripe from its stem; but those who have eaten with sobriety find no need to discuss the processes of digestion.
Happy to say you passed the sobriety test. Sad to say you failed the asshole test.
There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
Henry David Thoreau
Sobriety, severity, and self-respect are the foundations of all true sociality.
There are women succeeding beyond their wildest dreams because of their sobriety.
The cheapness of wine seems to be a cause, not of drunkenness, but of sobriety. ...People are seldom guilty of excess in what is their daily fare... On the contrary, in the countries which, either from excessive heat or cold, produce no grapes, and where wine consequently is dear and a rarity, drunkenness is a common vice.
Michel De Montaigne
Is it that we pretend to a reformation? Truly, no: but it may be we are more addicted to Venus than our fathers were. They are two exercises that thwart and hinder one another in their vigor. Lechery weakens our stomach on the one side; and on the other sobriety renders us more spruce and amorous for the exercise of love.
Because I just don't really care about what the liquid in my glass says about me anymore. I'd like to tell you it's because sobriety cured my need for specialness. I'd like to tell you I invented the stapler and can start fires with my mind. But no.
Addiction is a family disease because one person uses but the whole family gets sick.
Addiction is another name for insecurity.
Ô, wine!, the truth-serum so potent that all those who wish to live happy lives should abstain from drinking it entirely!... except of course when they are alone.
When was the last time you woke up and wished you'd had just one more drink the night before? I have never regretted not drinking. Say this to yourself, and you'll get through anything.
David Foster Wallace
Gately can't even imagine what it would be like to be a sober and drug-free biker. It's like what would be the point. He imagines these people polishing the hell out of their leather and like playing a lot of really precise pool.
And you know what the worst thing was? The worst thing was that nobody ever believed how hard we tried.
Robert Charles Wilson
I appreciated her bluntness. Maybe it came with her sudden sobriety. Here she was back in the brightly lit world she had been avoiding for twenty years, and it was exactly as awful as she remembered it.
Addiction puts you in a prison where the locks are on the inside. Only you hold the keys to set yourself free.
Cut. Take gazillion and one. This time with a little less weepy-weepy, please. A little less improvisation. A little less lip. A little more faith. A little more higher power. A little more prayer, a little less wine. Cut the crap. Cut the line. Tuck the chin. Look left, right, faster, slower. Pick seven dandelions on the first day of spring. Hate less or more. Work harder. Chew slower. Be better. Look to god, God, GOD. Watch your language. Watch your back. Collect rocks. Lick 'em clean. Count the pigeons in the backyard and multiply times forever. Give it up, let it go, take it back, take control. Say yes, say no. Say no, no, no. Stick to the script. Steps One through Twelve. One through Twelve. Keep coming back. It works if you work it.
You’re not addicted to a drink or a drug; you’re addicted to the chemical cocktail your brain serves up when you feed your addiction.
Addiction isn’t something you can understand unless you’ve been addicted.
Honesty. Sobriety. My virginity. No way to regain the first two, I almost gave away the last.
You know why God’s so hard to find, Trevor? No, Mr. Shaw, I say, why is God so hard to find? God’s so hard to find because he ain’t lost!
Ya think that the whiskey tastes good? Try a big cup of sobriety - now that is the good stuff!
Seneca The Younger
Upon occasion we should go as far as intoxication.... Drink washes cares away, stirs the mind from its lowest depths.... But in liberty moderation is wholesome, and so it is in wine.... We ought not indulge too often, for fear the mind contract a bad habit, yet it is right to draw it toward elation and release and to banish dull sobriety for a little.
Getting sober is a radically creative act.
Pope Pius Xii
If a worker is deprived of hope to acquire some personal property, what other natural stimulus can be offered him that will inspire him to hard work, labor, saving and sobriety today, when so many nations and men have lost everything and all they have left is their capacity for work?
Believe that is cure is possible for you. Discover and heal the underlying causes with a holistic recovery program. Adopt a philosophy based on what is true in the Universe.
It's hard to walk a straight line when you have nothing to hold onto
Think of recovery as Double D’s: deciding and doing. Deciding to recover is only a mindset. Doing the recovery is the real miracle.
When addiction steals a loved one, it takes with it a piece of your soul.
Above all things endeavor to breed them up the love of virtue, and that holy plain way of it which we have lived in, that the world in no part of it get into my family. I had rather they we're homely than finely bred as to outward behavior; yet I love sweetness mixed with gravity, and cheerfulness tempered with sobriety.
Hit the bottom and get back up; or hit the bottle and stay down.
I'd much rather spend all day on the Santa Monica pier playing Asteroids than delve into the murk and analyze myself. And if you think I haven't gone down to the pier to do that recently, well, you'd be wrong. Sometimes you just have to be twelve again.
We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
Your addiction is not your identity, but you won't know that until you're in recovery; that's when the two separate.
Addiction doesn’t hurt you nearly as much as it hurts the ones who love you because you numb your pain, they don’t.
Only when an addict learns to love himself will he feel he’s worth changing.
Joyce Carol Oates
If I could open a vein. Not to inject any shit, I will never weaken like that again, but just to feel the kick of it, the old memory. So this numbness lifts. So I could get back there easier.
if you are always drinking, you should probably never drive
There is a fine line between what’s the disease’s fault and what’s the drinker’s fault.
What weighs us down is not gravity! A little force of kindness can decelerate depravity.
A needle, a pill, a shot glass…they’ll never fill the void that only love can.
Every drunk who gets wasted to minimize his problems wakes up with more and bigger problems.
I'm making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery. Please enjoy making fun of me on the world wide web.
Now I’m sober and I realize, I didn’t drink to escape the world, I drank to escape myself