Is there a quote that reminds you why you don’t drink?


#1

For me it would be Ernest Hemingway’s “I drink to make other people more interesting”. It always makes me chuckle.

Do you have a quote you remind yourself of to stop falling back into your addiction be it alcohol or something else?


Favorite Quotes
#2

“I cut my hands up every time I touch you.” Tori Amos. Self explanatory, but I have dreams sometimes about my hands bleeding so it touches me uniquely.

Ever loved a quote that was misunderstood by you and you liked it better the way you misunderstood it? Chevelle has a song called Safewaters (I really enjoy that whole Vena Sera album) about wishing to devolve into a form you used to be and I always heard the line “You mark the place where I exist.” I don’t like this idea that I voluntarily allow other people to mark the place where I exist because I choose to exist in a dark and drunken place when other people create feelings in me that I can’t own. Now, in sobriety, I mark the place where I exist. Other people don’t have this power over me. I had given it to them but now I took it back. The line actually says “You mock the place where I exist”.


#3

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”

Dean Martin

Wrong Dean…I wake up feeling rested, and get more done before 8:30 AM, than most people do in a day. I also don’t have any trouble remembering I what I did last night.


#4

We die only once, and for such a long time. Moliere
Reminds me to keep trying to live a life unwasted.


#5

“That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.” C. Bukowski


#6

I’m allergic to alcohol. Every time I drink I break out in handcuffs. - old AA proverb


#7

So, did Robert Downey Jr. make it famous from AA or did AA make it famous from him? Total curiosity. I always thought Robert Downey Jr. coined the phrase.


#8

I have no idea haha. When did he say it first?


#9

Looks to be older than RDJ.

https://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/im_allergic_to_alcohol


#10

Well then. We learn new shit all the time. That’s why I asked. :wink:


#11

Thanks for looking that up.


#12

“… and for an encore goes on to prove black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.” It’s a Douglas Adams quote. I’m a pro at lying to myself. It reminds me that I’m an alcoholic no matter how good I am at arguing otherwise.


#13

Love Bukowski’s work. He was very quotable.


#14

He is one of my favorite writers along with Kerouac, Hunter s Thompson, Ginsberg,and Burroughs.


#15


#16

“This fucking sucks.”
~drunk me, or sobering up me


#17

My worst day sober is still better than my best day using


#18

“Momma, are you gonna come out here and play with me or what?” -my daughter, who loves me simply bc I’m alive.


#19

One drink is too many a thousand is never enough


#20

You really wanna start that process again dude? -myself