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Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages.
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And you became like coffee, in the deliciousness, and the bitterness, and the addiction. - Mahmoud Darwish Quotes
And you became like coffee, in the deliciousness, and the bitterness, and the addiction.
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My girlfriend loves to eat chocolate. She's always eating chocolate. And she likes to joke she's got a chocolate addiction. You know, she'd be like keep me away from those chocolate bars, I'm addicted to them. And it's really annoying. So one day I put her in the car and I drove her downtown and I pointed out a crack addict. And I said you see that honey? Why can't you be that skinny?
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We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything. - Blaise Pascal Quotes
We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.
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Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
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Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell. - Carrie Fisher Quotes
Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.
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We live in a world where most people still subscribe to the belief that shame is a good tool for keeping people in line. Not only is this wrong, but it’s dangerous. Shame is highly correlated with addiction, violence, aggression, depression, eating disorders, and bullying.
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People try so hard to let go of their negative behaviors and thoughts, and it doesn't work, or it works only for a short time. I didn't let go of my negative thoughts; I questioned them, and then they let go of me, and so did my addictions and depression.
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Everyone has addictions and my problem is that I have 5,000 of them. If it's not drinking, it's gambling; if it's not gambling, it's eating anything from burgers, doughnuts to M&Ms. The only addiction I don't suffer from is chasing women.
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All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.
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I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells. - Richard Pryor Quotes
I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells.
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I have a bit of a traveling addiction, and, ah, yeah. I went to, ah, Bali this summer. - Fisher Stevens Quotes
I have a bit of a traveling addiction, and, ah, yeah. I went to, ah, Bali this summer.
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A hurt is at the center of all addictive behaviors. . . . The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden—but it’s there. As we’ll see, the effects of early stress or adverse experiences directly shape both the psychology and the neurobiology of addiction in the brain
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It's a good addition. There are so many bad addictions. Better be addicted to shoes than something else
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There's no such thing as addiction, there's only things that you enjoy doing more than life. - Doug Stanhope Quotes
There's no such thing as addiction, there's only things that you enjoy doing more than life.
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All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation. - W. H. Auden Quotes
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
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Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. - Carl Jung Quotes
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
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Chili is not so much food as a state of mind. Addictions to it are formed early in life and the victims never recover. On blue days in October, I get this passionate yearning for a bowl of chili, and I nearly lose my mind.
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We clearly need to break our addiction on Saudi Arabian oil that is a security threat to the United States.
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When it snows in your nose, you catch cold in your brain. - Allen Ginsberg Quotes
When it snows in your nose, you catch cold in your brain.
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Not why the addiction, but why the pain. - Gabor Mate Quotes
Not why the addiction, but why the pain.
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Without an understanding of myth or religion, without an understanding of the relationship between destruction and creation, death and rebirth, the individual suffers the mysteries of life as meaningless mayhem alone.
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I dwell in possibility. - Emily Dickinson Quotes
I dwell in possibility.
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I was faced with a choice: to deny my addiction and embrace that 'comfortably numb' but 'magicless' existence, or accept the burden of insight, take the road less travelled, and embark on the often painful journey to discover who I was and where I fit.
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An addiction is anything we do to avoid hearing the messages that body and soul are trying to send us.
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I try not to become too regular an addict of any one subculture. - Jonathan Lethem Quotes
I try not to become too regular an addict of any one subculture.
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What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.
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Drugs are not the way to the light. They won't lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering. - Layne Staley Quotes
Drugs are not the way to the light. They won't lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering.
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It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour.
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Addiction beggins whith the hope that something 'out there' can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.
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Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding. - Harvey Mackay Quotes
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
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Impossible loves. I am very much afraid they can become an addiction. - Cesare Borgia Quotes
Impossible loves. I am very much afraid they can become an addiction.
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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.
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Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better - Emile Coue Quotes
Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better
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Begin at once to live, and count each day as a separate life. - Seneca the Younger Quotes
Begin at once to live, and count each day as a separate life.
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In the Sixties people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, people take Prozac to make it normal.
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To be alive is to be addicted, and to be alive and addicted is to stand in need of grace. - Gerald May Quotes
To be alive is to be addicted, and to be alive and addicted is to stand in need of grace.
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What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that's toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel okay.
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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.
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Do not let your fire go out. - Ayn Rand Quotes
Do not let your fire go out.
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Anyone who has lived through it, or those who are now living through it, knows that caring about an addict is as complex and fraught and debilitating as addiction itself.
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Don't do drugs because if you do drugs you'll go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison.
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It's all about choices! You choose, you make the rules, not tobacco companies, not addiction - John Kehoe Quotes
It's all about choices! You choose, you make the rules, not tobacco companies, not addiction
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I too searched far and wide for the cure to addiction, but my medical and psychiatric background did not lead me to the cure because the source of addiction does not lie here,.
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Friends with benefits? More than friends? Don't sample the goodies unless you're willing to risk addiction and withdrawal.
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I got addicted. News, particularly daily news, is more addictive than crack cocaine, more addictive than heroin, more addictive than cigarettes.
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Life is warning you to get rid of an addiction every time you are emotionally uncomfortable in any way.
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You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit. - David Ryan Quotes
You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.
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Upgrade your addictions to the status of preferences. Here's the distinction between an addiction and a preference.
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I was happier when pursuing success than I was when savoring its fruits; the attraction, perhaps the addiction, was in the process, as much as in its end.
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I don't drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs. - Robert Downey, Jr. Quotes
I don't drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs.
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Having observed the forces of all things natural and celestial and having examined by painstaking investigation the sympathy among those things, brings into the open powers hidden and stored away in nature; thus, magic links lower things (as if they were magical enticements) to the gifts of higher things...so that astonishing miracles thereby occur.
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It is necessary; therefore, it is possible. - Giuseppe Antonio Borgese Quotes
It is necessary; therefore, it is possible.
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It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it. - Ken Hensley Quotes
It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it.
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When you can stop you don't want to, and when you want to stop, you can't. - Luke Davies Quotes
When you can stop you don't want to, and when you want to stop, you can't.
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Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself. - Joseph Campbell Quotes
Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.
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Convictions are the mainsprings of action, the driving powers of life. What a man lives are his convictions.
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I was what they call a 'highly functional addict.' ... sometimes people who need help look nothing like people who need help.
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Pomegranate juice has staying power. It's not a fad. Once people have tasted POM Wonderful, they say they are addicted - and it's a good addiction to have.
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You become what you behold. - William Blake Quotes
You become what you behold.
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I don't want Christmas season to end, because it's the only time I can legitimately indulge in on particular addiction: glitter.
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If you are aware of your weaknesses and are constantly learning, your potential is virtually limitless.
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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.
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People are hungry for messages of hope and life. What are you broadcasting? - Morgan Brittany Quotes
People are hungry for messages of hope and life. What are you broadcasting?
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When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself. - Bob Marley Quotes
When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.
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I had to find meaning in it. So I go through this, I see all these homies die; I see all this terrible devastation, people sitting in prison. I've been saved from prison, from death, and from heroine addiction. What am I going to do with that?
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Addiction is perhaps a sickness of the spirit. - Osamu Dazai Quotes
Addiction is perhaps a sickness of the spirit.
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Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condense and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.
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Once it's established that we are a team, I can demand of you and expect you to demand of me. Life without pain is an addiction and the fantasy of perpetual happiness is like the "delusion of fusion."
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Every addiction is an attempt to slay hope. - Dan B. Allender Quotes
Every addiction is an attempt to slay hope.
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The abuse of food, alcohol, or drugs is essentially a material response to a need that isn't really physical at its foundation.. What we are looking for is pure joy rather than mere sensation, or even oblivion of sensation. Addiction is unrecognized spiritual craving.
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Knowledge is an addiction, as drink; knowledge does not bring understanding. Knowledge can be taught, but not wisdom; there must be freedom from knowledge for the coming of wisdom.
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I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs... my addiction is wrestling - my obsession is competition.
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faith without doubt is addiction - Salman Rushdie Quotes
faith without doubt is addiction
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It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality.
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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.
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Novel writing is like heroin addiction; it takes everything you've got. - James N. Frey Quotes
Novel writing is like heroin addiction; it takes everything you've got.
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We are, all of us, crippled and twisted. Most of us strive desperately to keep our grotesqueries out of sight and mind. Our suffering is transformed by an alchemy of the soul into addiction, ulcers, strokes, hatred, even war.
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The body moves naturally, automatically, without any personal intervention or awareness. If we think too much, our actions become slow and hesitant.
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Addiction, self-sabotage, procrastination, laziness, rage, chronic fatigue, and depression are all ways that we withhold our full participation in the program of life we are offered. When the conscious mind cannot find a reason to say no, the unconscious says no in its own way.
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