More Quotes to Inspire

In need of spiritual nourishment? To rejuvenate your motivation, you will? Read more of these quotes from others who have also walked the hard road of addiction and recovery. Find solace and succor in their words, and allow them to propel you forward for another hour, another day, another week.


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  • “Addictions started out like magical pets, pocket monsters. They did extraordinary tricks, showed you things you hadn’t seen, were fun. But came, through some gradual dire alchemy, to make decisions for you. Eventually, they were making your most crucial life decisions. And they were less intelligent than goldfish.” — William Gibson

  • “Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.” — Unknown

  • “Addiction – when you can give up something any time, as long as it’s next Tuesday.” — Nikki Sixx

  • “Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.” — Jean Kilbourne

  • “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a hundred times.” — Mark Twain

  • “Addiction: the disease that makes you too selfish to see the havoc that you created or care about the people whose lives you shattered.” — Unknown

  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt

  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela

  • “Every worth act is difficult.” Ascent is always difficult. The descent is easy and often slippery.” — Mahatma Gandhi

  • “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford

  • “Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles, and you have to change it.”— James Lee Curtis

  • “Never underestimate a recovering addict. We fight for our lives every day in ways most people will never understand.”— Unknown

  • “Drugs take you to hell, disguised as heaven.”— Donald Lyn Frost

  • “There’s not a drug on earth that can make life meaningful.”— Unknown

  • “Someone once told me, ‘I heard you finally got rid of your addiction.’ I smiled and said, ‘No, addiction doesn’t work like that. Once you have it, you will always have it. I just choose not to feed it.”— Unknown

  • First, you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. — Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

  • “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – Zen proverb

  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

  • “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

  • “Sometimes you’ve just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.” –  Phil

  • “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

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