Best Addiction Quotes : Addict Sayings In Life

These addiction quotes will inspire you. Addiction is the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging addiction quotes, addiction sayings, and addiction proverbs.

Famous Addiction Quotes

  1. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” ~ Zig Ziglar
  2. “Addiction beggins whith the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.” ~ Jean Kilbourne
  3. “Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to – alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person – you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  4. “We love our habits more than our income, often more than our life.” ~ Bertrand Russell

  5. “Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.” ~ George Carlin
  6. “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
  7. “Facing personal truths and purging yourself of addictions or manipulative habits require strength, courage, humility, faith, and other qualities of a soul with stamina, because you are not just changing yourself; you are changing your universe. Your soul is a compass. Change one coordinate in your spiritual compass and you change your entire life’s direction.” ~ Caroline Myss
  8. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

  9. “If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  10. “Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.” ~ Thomas Aquinas
  11. “What I need is someone who will make me do what I can.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.” ~ David Ryan

  13. “[T]he truth is that drug addicts have a disease. It only takes a short time in the streets to realize that out-of-control addiction is a medical problem, not a form of recreational or criminal behavior. And the more society treats drug addiction as a crime, the more money drug dealers will make “relieving” the suffering of the addicts.” ~ Jay-Z
  14. “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” ~ Ayn Rand
  15. “Do not let your fire go out … Do not let the Hero in your soul perish … Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.” ~ Ayn Rand
  16. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  17. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” ~ Moliere
  18. “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  19. “I was a functional addict.” ~ James Taylor
  20. “I’ve played a heroin addict and a speed freak and dark characters throughout my career.” ~ Meg Ryan

  21. “I try not to become too regular an addict of any one subculture.” ~ Jonathan Lethem
  22. “It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it.” ~ Ken Hensley
  23. “If an addict who has been completely cured starts smoking again he no longer experiences the discomfort of his first addiction. There exists, therefore, outside alkaloids and habit, a sense for opium, an intangible habit which lives on, despite the recasting of the organism. The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house.” ~ Jean Cocteau
  24. “Even as a junkie I stayed true [to vegetarianism] – ‘I shall have heroin, but I shan’t have a hamburger.’ What a sexy little paradox.” ~ Russell Brand

  25. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ~ Thomas Paine
  26. “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” ~ Carl Jung
  27. “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” ~ Joseph Campbell , Addiction quotes recovery
  28. “If you are aware of your weaknesses and are constantly learning, your potential is virtually limitless.” ~ Jay Sidhu

  29. “The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help they have no hope.” ~ Russell Brand , Drug addiction quotes
  30. “Shame was an emotion he had abandoned years earlier. Addicts know no shame. You disgrace yourself so many times you become immune to it.” ~ John Grisham
  31. “Meaning doesn’t lie in things. Meaning lies in us. When we attach value to things that aren’t love – the money, the car, the house, the prestige – we are loving things that can’t love us back. We are searching for meaning in the meaningless. Money, of itself, means nothing. Material things, of themselves, mean nothing. It’s not that they’re bad. It’s that they’re nothing. (“A Return to Love”)” ~ Marianne Williamson
  32. “Anybody can do anything that he imagines.” ~ Henry Ford

  33. “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
  34. “Man is what he believes.” ~ Anton Chekhov
  35. “Well done is better than well said.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  36. “Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.” ~ Robin Williams

  37. “Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” ~ Anne Frank
  38. “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” ~ Bernard Williams
  39. “Addiction is a relationship, a pathological relationship in which… obsession replaces people.” ~ Patrick Carnes
  40. “A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch.” ~ Mary Kay Ash

  41. “We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  42. “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
  43. “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
  44. “I’ve triumphed over addiction.” ~ Tatum O’Neal

  45. “My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, and not of the intellectual faculties.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  46. “Start announcing freedom from anything that’s holding you back. Freedom from addictions, freedom from loneliness, freedom from lack, freedom from struggle. You are prophesying your future. Your words are setting the direction for your life.” ~ Joel Osteen
  47. “A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  48. “You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” ~ Malcolm X

  49. “Because I know I’m an addict, and I know I’m an alcoholic.” ~ Jamie Lee Curtis
  50. “It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.” ~ Moliere
  51. “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
  52. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  53. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” ~ Richard L. Evans
  54. “For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction… A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three – the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn’t get you, the others are waiting in the wings.” ~ Peter McWilliams
  55. “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 mindset, 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
  56. “The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  57. “It’s difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you.” ~ Russell Brand
  58. “Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  59. “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
  60. “She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.” ~ Ellen Burstyn

  61. “Why is it that drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?” ~ Clifford Stoll
  62. “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
  63. “People do not realize this, but my drug addiction was actually a short span of time. It was only for two years.” ~ Corey Feldman

  64. “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
  65. “I started producing work with an ecstatic addiction.” ~ Ben Nicholson

Addiction is a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble).

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