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Addiction Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Addiction.

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful;
but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
- Clarence Day

But actually, my drug addiction thing,
I was so stubborn.
- Elton John

It is time to end the discrimination against people
who need treatment for chemical addiction.
It is time for Congress to deal with our Nation's number
one public health problem.
- Jim Ramstad

 

She goes from one addiction to another.
All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.
- Ellen Burstyn

I think people are sick and tired of all the abuse songs,
and drug addiction, we want to bring to world a big fat smile.
- Steve Brown

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary
language in our private thoughts is one of the main
obstacles to progress in philosophy.
- Bertrand Russell

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Practically every environmental problem we have can
be traced to our addiction to fossil fuels,
primarily oil.
- Dennis Weaver

When the President was asked about global warming at
a public appearance yesterday,
he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil.
You make the connection.
- Gwen Ifill

I have a bit of a traveling addiction,
and, ah, yeah.
I went to, ah, Bali this summer.
- Fisher Stevens

You can change a person's life in an instant;
put him in a movie,
and you start thinking differently, you want to be in another movie.
It's like an addiction almost.
- Dennis Farina

I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.
- Gene Tierney

Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil,
it goes from strength to strength.
It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
- Martin Amis

Everybody smokes!
Models, actresses, everyone!
Don't they realize that it's gross? I understand it's an addiction,
but it still pains me to see my friends do it.
- Kirsten Dunst

Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine,
there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
- Robert Trout

For decades the American people have had an addiction to oil and gas.
- Lee H. Hamilton

We appropriately compared the lifestyle to that of
drug addiction and alcoholism -
lifestyles that one would be encouraged to seek help to leave -
never encouraged to stay in.
- Stephen Bennett

I started producing work with an ecstatic addiction.
- Ben Nicholson

Marijuana is a much bigger part of the American addiction
problem than most people -
teens or adults -
realize.
- John Walters

Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.
- Allan Bloom

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance
Abuse at Columbia University.
I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief
but to maintain the apparatus of addiction.
- Christopher Lasch

The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree
marks an arrested development in man's moral nature.
- Thorstein Veblen

There's a pattern when tours start -
a pattern of infighting,
of making up, of breaking up, of addiction.
There's a pattern of going to jail.
There's a pattern of passion for music.
- Nikki Sixx

No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages,
races, classes, and professions.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

The need to help spread democracy and the ability to
do that will be much greater if we break this addiction to oil,
which gives the oil princes and sultans the power in the Mideast.
- Jay Inslee

I wanted to do an episode about Chuck having a gambling problem.
I wanted to portray my addiction on the show.
But I think it's a little edgy for Saturday night.
- Fisher Stevens

We have seen what the dependence and addiction to foreign
oil has done to us economically.
- Ron Kind

This dark diction has become America's addiction.
- Kanye West

People do not realize this, but my drug addiction was
actually a short span of time.
It was only for two years.
- Corey Feldman

Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.
- Edward Teller

I've triumphed over addiction.
- Tatum O'Neal

We clearly need to break our addiction on Saudi Arabian
oil that is a security threat to the United States.
- Jay Inslee

Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society.
Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.
- Christopher Lasch

All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point
of addiction is damnation.
- W. H. Auden

It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it.
- Ken Hensley

The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption,
is addiction.
- Christopher Lasch

But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be.
There are people wrecking their lives with addiction,
which seems much more severe.
- Armistead Maupin

It's an addiction...
and addiction is something I should know something about.
- Keith Richards

People who have never had an addiction don't understand how hard it can be.
- Payne Stewart

I love making people laugh.
It's an addiction and it's probably dysfunctional,
but I am addicted to it and there's no greater pleasure
for me than sitting in a theater and feeling a lot
of people losing control of themselves.
- Jay Roach

I really love to act; I love everything about it.
I've never had this addiction to being known.
I mean, sure, if you go into acting,
there's part of you that is saying,
'I want attention' but I was brought up to work to deserve attention,
and it is the work, not the trappings that are important.
- Christopher Meloni

We must move in our recovery from one addiction to
another for two major reasons:
first,
we have not recognized and treated the underlying addictive process,
and second, we have not accurately isolated and focused
upon the specific addictions.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

Alcohol and drug addiction are problems,
and we should use outside agencies that know the business.
They do business all over the country.
Why don't we contract them to do it? See,
we should be in certain businesses.
- Richard M. Daley

As we celebrate Recovery Month, it is time for Congress
to knock down the barriers to treatment and recovery
for 26 million Americans suffering the ravages of alcohol and drug addiction.
- Jim Ramstad

It's funny, because my last record was a lot about
isolation and people living in separate worlds that
other people can't even understand,
which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of.
- Aimee Mann

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.
- Phillip Adams

I know in my soul when something feels like a sell out and I think for me,
I knew that if I did the Jane's Addiction reunion thing,
that I would feel like a sell out.
That's how it would feel to me.
- Eric Avery

People should watch out for three things:
avoid a major addiction,
don't get so deeply into debt that it controls your life,
and don't start a family before you're ready to settle down.
- James Taylor

We may think there is willpower involved,
but more likely...
change is due to want power.
Wanting the new addiction more than the old one.
Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.
- George A. Sheehan

Despite the previous efforts of Congresses,
our addiction to foreign oil, as the President stated,
is greater today than ever before.
That dependency is a threat to our national security,
and we must address that threat.
- Jim Costa

I had always turned it down-to me, smoking pot was
absolutely the worst thing in the world.
I thought of it as an addiction, and all my friends who smoked it,
I felt they really needed help.
- Tommy Rettig

Addiction should never be treated as a crime.
It has to be treated as a health problem.
We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country.
Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
- Ralph Nader

We are taught to consume.
And that's what we do.
But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume,
that it's just a mind set, that it's just an addiction,
then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's
hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.
- River Phoenix

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.
- William S. Burroughs

In the '70s, everybody thought drugs were just good times.
People didn't really know about drug addiction,
or that such a thing existed.
When I grew up in the '70s I thought you had to take drugs.
It was almost like I didn't think you had a choice.
- Aimee Mann

We need to reduce or at least limit U.S.
demand for oil as quickly as possible,
and we need to develop new technologies that can further
help address our addiction to oil in the future.
- Sherwood Boehlert

If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer,
a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you've read his autobiography.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I was a functional addict.
- James Taylor

I try not to become too regular an addict of any one subculture.
- Jonathan Lethem

I'm not a drug addict.
My wild period wasn't about drugs; it was about sexual freedom.
- Calvin Klein

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

No, I'm not a drug addict, and neither is my husband.
If that were so, you'd get a lot less work out of me.
It would show in the performances and in the work.
- Whitney Houston

I never watch TV.
I'm a Radio Four addict.
I love listening to music too.
- Louise Jameson

Here is the real domino theory - gay man to gay man,
bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby,
they all fall down and someday it will come to you.
- Anna Quindlen

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.
- Farrah Fawcett

Because I know I'm an addict, and I know I'm an alcoholic.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

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

I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created,
but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter.
I don't feel possessive about it.
- Ralph Fiennes

I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't
want to see my kids do the same thing.
- Ozzy Osbourne

I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to
stand up in rehab in front of my wife and daughter and say 'Hi,
my name is Sam and I am an addict.'
- Samuel L. Jackson


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