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Champions in any field have made a habit of doing what others find boring or uncomfortable.
— Bill Wilson
Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.
— Jean Baudrillard
The secret affinity between gambling and the desert: the intensity of gambling reinforced by the presence of the desert all around the town. The air-conditioned freshness of the gaming rooms, as against the radiant heat outside. The challenge of all the artificial lights to the violence of the sun’s rays. Night of gambling sunlit on all sides; the glittering darkness of these rooms in the middle of the desert. Gambling itself is a desert form, inhuman, uncultured, initiatory, a challenge to the natural economy of value, a crazed activity on the fringes of exchange. But it too has a strict limit and stops abruptly; its boundaries are exact, its passion knows no confusion. Neither the desert nor gambling are open areas; their spaces are finite and concentric, increasing in intensity toward the interior, toward a central point, be it the spirit of gambling or the heart of the desert–a privileged, immemorial space, where things lose their shadow, where money loses its value, and where the extreme rarity of traces of what signals to us there leads men to seek the instantaneity of wealth.
— Mary Pickford
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.
— Barnaby Keeney
No man or woman is uniformly successful… we must all expect a rather high percentage of failure in the things we attempt.
— Leo F. Buscaglia
Don’t spend your precious time asking ‘Why isn’t the world a better place?’ It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is ‘How can I make it better?’ To that there is an answer.
— Carl Schurz
Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
— Jonathan Larson
There’s only us, there’s only this, forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day but today.
— John Greenleaf Whittier
For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.
— Charles Buxton
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
— Lou Holtz
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
— Logan Pearsall Smith
There are two things to aim at in life: first to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
— Christopher Lasch
Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.
— Sir John Lubbock
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
— Norwegian Proverb
A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.
Hi, I'm Jackie!
I am no expert at addiction recovery, but I want to do all I can to help those that struggle. Quotes About Addiction is dedicated to providing inspirational quotes from different people at different times to encourage addicts into recovery.
While I believe a good quote can inspire and encourage, I know that words alone cannot heal completely. But they can help. They can change the way you think. They can bring you and me out of negativity.
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