Having addictions in not a good position to be in. But, we all have them, in one form or another. Some of them are less harmful, the more serious can be devastating. It takes a lot of strength and determination to live a life free of addiction. True freedom is being yourself, independent of any external factor. I hope you are free from addictions of any type. But if you are struggling with them, I also hope some of these famous quotes about addiction will motivate you to do something about them.
There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it’s the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.
Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it’s giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you’d be amazed over the course of 10 years, the strides you’ve taken.
Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
‘Higher Power’ was the result of a personal experience: a friend of mine who went through the process of addiction and recovery. It’s a very, very tough thing – very easy to become addicted and very, very hard to become a recovering addict.
In a storm of struggles, I have tried to control the elements, clasp the fist tight so as to protect self and happiness. But stress can be an addiction, and worry can be our lunge for control, and we forget the answer to this moment is always yes because of Christ.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
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.
Like the mother of the world who carries the pain of the world in her heart, you are sharing in a certain measure of that cosmic pain, and are called upon to meet it in joy instead of self-pity.
I know being pregnant and giving birth is the most wonderful thing on Earth. I know that after you have a baby, there is a sense of addiction, a need to have another. It’s biological.
All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.
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.
Anything that you can become obsessed with, and you do so much that you don’t do the things you need to do with family, friends, school, job – that can be an addiction. And texting absolutely can qualify.
Happiness is not a reward – it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment – it is a result.
All behavioral or mood disorders – including depression, OCD, ADHD and addiction – have some neurochemical components, but sufferers can still work to overcome them.
I think I have an adrenaline addiction, no question about that.
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.
It is not the world but attachment to it which is the root of all misery.
Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.
No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.
The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.
Negative freedom is freedom from – freedom from oppression, whether it’s a colonial power or addiction to alcohol oppressing you. You need to be freed from negative freedom. Positive freedom is freedom for, freedom to be. And that’s what’s routinely ignored today.