Quotes and Sayings about Alcohol



"I belong to a church and I try to do my Christian duty, so I am against alcohol... But we need the tax money."
- Walter Allen
(Related: Money, Christian, Church, Alcohol, Duty, Tax)

"Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs. I grew up with an admiration for their culture and was sensitive to their problems."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Admiration, Alcohol, Culture, Drugs, Problems)

"I became a very angry person and it was all due to alcoholism."
- Christopher Atkins
"Before Footloose, the things I'd done weren't cute. In Diner I was an alcoholic."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Cute)

"Some people have therapy, some people are alcoholics or they're in AA. Some people jump out of planes on weekends or find ways to release this kind of thing. And for me, it's acting. I find acting very therapeutic for whatever it is."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: People, Acting, Therapy)

"The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids' decision not to drink alcohol."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Decision, Alcohol, Influence, Kids, Leading, News, Parents)

"It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Time, Decision, Alcohol, Drinking, First, Kids, Parents)

"According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Decision, Alcohol, Months, Research, Teenage, Will)

"According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Age, Abuse, Alcohol, First)

"We appropriately compared the lifestyle to that of drug addiction and alcoholism - lifestyles that one would be encouraged to seek help to leave - never encouraged to stay in."
- Stephen Bennett
(Related: Addiction, Help)

"For the same reason we don't allow kids to buy pornography, for the same reason we don't allow kids to buy cigarettes, for the same reason we don't allow kids to buy alcohol, we shouldn't allow them to go to stores and buy video games."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Alcohol, Games, Kids, Pornography, Reason)

"For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Growth, Beer, Spirits, Wine)

"Craft brewers are committed to promoting the safe and moderate consumption of their beverage, and work closely with their communities to prevent underage drinking and alcohol abuse."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Work, Abuse, Alcohol, Drinking)

"We used to drink an awful lot of alcohol."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Alcohol)

"Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Alcohol, Risk, Smoking)

"I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn't have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Dreams, People, Alcohol, Childhood, Drugs, Feeling, Lonely)

"Our national drug is alcohol. We tend to regard the use any other drug with special horror."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Alcohol, Horror)

"If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Virtue)

"We have witnessed the terrible increases in the incidence of alcoholism, the advent of drug dependency, the protests, marches, strikes and human alienation."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Alienation)

"I'm very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Life, Alcohol, Drugs)

"My mother was a professional sick person; she took a lot of pain pills. There are many people like that. It's just how they are used to getting attention. I always remember she's the daughter of alcoholics who'd leave her alone at Christmas time."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Time, Mother, Daughter, People, Attention, Christmas, Pain)

"Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Love, Kiss, Alcohol, Clothes, First, Magic, Routine)

"I would say 95% of the time, because you just can't remember your lines if you're drinking alcohol. I would say about 95% of the time it was grape juice or this fake wine, which was horrible."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Time, Alcohol, Drinking, Wine)

"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Life, Alcohol, Drinking, Smoking)

"I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Alcohol)

"Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Alcohol, Comfort, Drugs, Lies, Man, Moments, Myth)

"But in my college years it got to the point where my friends and I didn't do anything without consuming a massive amount of alcohol before we went anywhere or did anything, and you know that."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Alcohol, College, Friends, Years)

"There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Diet, Control, Habit, Management, Alcohol, Exercise, Smoking, Stress, Weight)

"The 21st Amendment gives the states the right to decide what the drinking ages should be and other aspects relative to alcoholic beverages, and I support that. As a United States senator, I want to weigh in - this is not my agenda."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Drinking, Right, states, Support, United, Want)

"I don't want to get in a big, long discussion about right and wrong, but our company has been working on the issue of underage drinking and alcohol abuse for a long time. I've been outspoken about it."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Company, Drinking, Right, Want, Wrong)

"We must do all we can to empower parents and communities to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Abuse, Alcohol, Behavior, Drinking, Parents, Youth)

"Because I know I'm an addict, and I know I'm an alcoholic."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
"Kids are going to try drugs and alcohol; that's part of society."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Society, Alcohol, Drugs, Kids)

"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
(Related: Business, Addiction, Alcohol, Country, Problems)

"I don't like alcohol, but I still like to mess around with other stuff occasionally. I think it's important I take mushrooms and acid. They're certainly not addictive, so I can't rule that out."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Alcohol)

"Alcoholism is a genetically predisposed disease and it does run in my family. I also think I felt like a misfit. I was in the South, everybody was blonde. I just didn't feel like I fitted in. It was sort of my way of fitting."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Family, Disease)

"Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Alcohol, Infinite, Patience, Stupidity)

"Next time we need to be on drugs and have lots of suffering and alcohol abuse going on while recording, I'm kinda picturing a Jerry Lee Lewis session from the mid Seventies."
- Jim Diamond
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Drugs, Suffering)

"I do like beer, but lately I've started drinking non-alcoholic beer and I like the taste of it and I don't get the alcohol, so that's a good alternative also."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Alcohol, Beer, Drinking, Taste)

"I think your alcohol intake has to change. You know, usually a big person feels they can drink anything they want to and as much as they want to and I've cut that way back."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Change, Alcohol, Want)

"Drugs, alcohol and ego. They are a bad mix."
- Don Dokken
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs, Ego)

"Drugs and alcohol can be so destructive."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs)

"You got to realise that when I was 20 years old, I had a house, a Mercedes, a Corvette and a million dollars in the bank before I could buy alcohol legally."
- Dr. Dre
(Related: Alcohol, Old, Years)

"Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Alcohol, Facts, Man, Opinion)

"When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Nature, Drinking, Drinks, Woman)

"No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Power, Music, Alcohol, Being, Creation, Illusion, Man, Painting, Woman)

"Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Alcohol, Darkness, Day, Man, Night, Words)

"Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: God, Alcohol, Comfort, Destiny, Folly, Man)

"Today, if you're not an alcoholic, you're nobody."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Today)

"I'm glad now, at age 66, that I never used alcohol or tobacco... I've buried a lot of friends who used tobacco or alcohol."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Age, Alcohol, Friends, Now)

"I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: 'Wait a minute - if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?' And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk."
- Craig Ferguson
(Related: Alcohol, Killing, Possibilities, Risk, Worth)

"My makeup wasn't smeared, I wasn't disheveled, I behaved politely, and I never finished off a bottle, so how could I be alcoholic?"
- Betty Ford
(Related: Makeup)

"Young people can get very discouraged and get hooked on drugs or on alcohol because of problems they perceive as insurmountable. It is important that they realize a mistake need not ruin their future, but they must also know that not everything in life is a bed of roses."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Alcohol, Bed, Drugs, Future, Problems, Roses, Ruin)

"Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Food, Alcohol, Drinking, First, Weather)

"The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Work, Disease, Egotism)

"I had to accept that I was an alcoholic, that was the main thing. I think you've got to. But I try not say that I'm an alcoholic. I prefer to say that it's a disease I've got."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Disease)

"The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Work, Disease, Egotism)

"But when alcohol comes in, start running. Because there's a demon there, and it goes back to her childhood."
- David Gest
(Related: Alcohol, Childhood, Running)

"As an alcoholic, you have no appreciation for your wife or your children's feelings, but I'm making up for that now. I'm winning my children's trust back."
- Maurice Gibb
(Related: Trust, Wife, Feelings, Winning, Appreciation, Children, Now)

"I work very hard to keep on an even keel as far as alcohol is concerned."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: Work, Alcohol)

"If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Control, Alcohol, Drugs)

"Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and answer to, all of life's problems."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Life, Cause, Problems)

"But there is no withdrawal, but with tobacco there is terrible withdrawal, it is almost impossible for a lot of people. I did , I went cold turkey, they never had any patches in those days but grass was not difficult, alcohol not difficult, but tobacco - oh my god."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: God, People, Alcohol, Turkey)

"She hits me and she beats me and she drinks. My mom is an alcoholic."
- Tonya Harding
(Related: Mom, Drinks)

"I'm tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease. It is the only disease I know of that we're spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread."
- Vance Havner
(Related: Disease, Hearing, Sickness, Sin)

"When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Idea, Alcohol, Will)

"Everybody needs a way out of that pain. Many people choose drugs and alcohol. Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits, which is what I did. At least it got me toward a path of healthier living."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: People, Alcohol, Drugs, Exercise, Habits, Living, Needs, Pain)

"Some people recovering from drugs or alcohol stay with the programs indefinitely, making the recovery program their family, a long-term source of attention rewards."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Family, People, Alcohol, Attention, Drugs)

"If you substitute marijuana for tobacco and alcohol, you'll add eight to 24 years to your life."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Life, Alcohol, Years)

"But you can count the dead bodies from alcohol, tobacco, and legal pharmaceuticals by the millions."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Legal, Alcohol)

"I'm a recovering alcoholic so I should be home."
- Kenny Hickey
(Related: Home)

"I hate the taste of alcohol. When I'm drinking, I'm drinking Red Bull."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Alcohol, Drinking, Hate, Taste)

"My character had been in the chair for seven years. He had gone through his anger, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. He had gone through everything, now he was up, he was happy, he was filled with his dream."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Anger, Dream, Character, Abuse, Alcohol, Depression, Now, Years)

"Another method of eating burning coals employs small balls of burned cotton in a dish of burning alcohol."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Alcohol, Eating)

"It's absolutely absurd to even consider voting on Sunday alcohol sales. I am opposed to alcohol period. It doesn't do anybody any good in the long run. It's a dangerous drug."
- John Hunter
(Related: Alcohol, Sales, Voting)

"I am more afraid of alcohol than of all the bullets of the enemy."
- Thomas J. Jackson
(Related: Alcohol, Enemy)

"The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour."
- William James
(Related: Power, Nature, Alcohol, Earth, Facts, Human nature, Mankind)

"In my private life, I'm not around any drugs or alcohol."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Life, Alcohol, Drugs)

"If I go out to dinner with you and you order wine, I leave. I won't be around drugs and alcohol at all."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs, Order, Wine)

"I've never had a drink of alcohol or any drug in my life."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Life, Alcohol)

"People in the business will stay with you through drugs and alcohol and divorces and insanity and everything else, but you have a failure, pal, and they don't want to know nothing about you!"
- Don Johnson
(Related: Business, People, Failure, Alcohol, Drugs, Insanity, Nothing, Want, Will)

"I don't smoke marijuana anymore. I don't drink. Marijuana is a handicap. So is alcohol. Alcohol is a terrible handicap. But in spite of being a handicap, it shouldn't be criminal."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Alcohol, Being)

"And then you have the responsibility and the duty of being good examples to youngsters, not smoke, training hard, go to bed early, don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs, it's very important to have a policy for educating against doping."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Policy, Alcohol, Bed, Being, Drugs, Duty, Responsibility, Training)

"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Addiction, Alcohol, Idealism)

"My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Alcohol, Companionship, Drugs, Force, Loneliness, Will)

"I don't even drink! I can't stand the taste of alcohol. Every New Year's Eve I try one drink and every time it makes me feel sick. So I don't touch booze - I'm always the designated driver."
- Kim Kardashian
(Related: Time, Alcohol, New year, Taste)

"My mother is still battling alcoholism."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Mother)

"I am a recovering alcoholic."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
"Not only did God deliver me from the bondage of alcoholism, he also blessed my family financially because of my commitment to honor what he had done for me and for not doing what I believed could possibly be destructive to others."
- Richard Kiel
(Related: Family, God, Commitment, Honor)

"Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages in wartime means in increased risk, and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Appreciation, Country, Efficiency, Fighting, Loss, Risk)

"The greatly increased consumption of alcoholic beverages is very largely a direct result of the increased purchasing power created by wartime expenditures."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Power, Result)

"No one will deny that the excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic beverages would do more than any other single factor to make impossible a total war effort."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Alcohol, Effort, Will)

"The increased consumption of alcoholic beverages in Canada since the outbreak of war is one evidence of this."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Canada)

"Each year, therefore, a dollar spent on alcoholic beverages has purchased a smaller quantity."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Quantity)

"There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Father)

"I never stood in a public house bar and alcoholic drink never touched my lips."
- James Larkin
(Related: Public)

"If we became students of Malcolm X, we would not have young black men out there killing each other like they're killing each other now. Young black men would not be impregnating young black women at the rate going on now. We'd not have the drugs we have now, or the alcoholism."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Men, Women, Drugs, Killing, Now, Students)

"If I hadn't become a celebrity, I'd probably be an alcoholic."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Celebrity)

"A lot of victims, for example, have become addicted to alcohol and drugs. It seems to me that the church's healing ministry is going to be enhanced through this in much broader strokes. That's good, it's all positive."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Positive, Church, Alcohol, Drugs, Example, Healing, Victims)

"There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Life, Fear, Alcohol, Drugs, Personality, Trying)

"Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Alcohol, Destruction, Healing, Nation)

"When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing. It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way. It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do."
- Mick Mars
(Related: Attitude, Alcohol, Mind)

"I had such a wonderful life before drugs and alcohol abuse. I've got that life back now and plan to keep it. Maybe I had to go through what I did to get to this point, to appreciate this life more."
- Harvey Martin
(Related: Life, Abuse, Alcohol, Drugs, Now)

"So at the end of the day, our number 1 goal, our top priority, is to motivate American youngsters to reject the abuse of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol. All three of them are illegal behaviors."
- Barry McCaffrey
(Related: Goal, Abuse, Alcohol, American, Day, Drugs, End)

"My admiration for the phenomenon of Alcoholics Anonymous is boundless."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Admiration)

"Like many alcoholics, I was a staggering woman in a chic apartment, sick and utterly disgusting."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Woman)

"My second marriage had a lot to do with alcohol."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Marriage, Alcohol)

"There are zillions of people who say that alcoholism is a disease, but not many of them believe it."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: People, Disease)

"One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic to stimulate my acting career."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Acting, Career)

"Alcohol is a very patient drug. It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Time, Alcohol, Will)

"I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic death or incurable insanity, or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Death, Disease, Insanity)

"I once had a lot of hatred, mainly toward my father, an alcoholic."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Father, Hatred)

"I'd never played a cop before, and this particular role with what she is going thru, especially during the first season, covering her alcoholism to her on the job performance, was a great opportunity for me as an actress."
- Nancy McKeon
(Related: Opportunity, Performance, First, Job)

"The stated mission at the time was simply to use the influence of the entertainment industry to do an accurate portrayal of drug and alcohol abuse. We all admit that we're not trying to censor anybody."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Entertainment, Influence, Mission, Trying)

"I mean, I inherited the disease of alcoholism, and I learned early to get help when I needed it."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Disease, Help)

"I mean, I inherited the disease of alcoholism, and I learned early to get help when I needed it. I always went to people who knew more than I did."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: People, Disease, Help)

"I don't smoke and I don't drink alcohol."
- Radha Mitchell
(Related: Alcohol)

"I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and gave it up in my fifty sixth year; it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis."
- George Montgomery
(Related: Age, Alcohol, Crisis, Drinking)

"Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Health, People, Addiction, Country, Crime)

"Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Christianity, Alcohol)

"There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Accident, Alcohol, Children, Country, Drugs, Parents, Today, Will)

"Mankind: A quality of life upgrade is available to each and every one of you. It should give you a quality of life upgrade, which means no drugs, no alcohol, no fast food - unless, of course, it's a mallard."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Food, Life, Quality, Alcohol, Drugs)

"Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism. Scientists say they found it at a party, talking way too loudly."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Party, Scientists, Talking)

"There are some fine books and essays about that. Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and the role that society gives its writers - encouraging them to die."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Society, Encouraging, Books, Poets, Writers)

"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Love, Power, Society, People, Alcohol, Causes, Drugs, Greed, Ignorance, Stupidity)

"I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing."
- Ozzy Osbourne
(Related: Kids, Want)

"Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!"
- Ozzy Osbourne
(Related: Life, Abuse, Alcohol, Body, Drugs, Longevity)

"It's like our country is being run by a bunch of bad alcoholic dads right now."
- Patton Oswalt
(Related: Being, Country, Now, Right)

"Anorexia was there for me before I got into modeling, but because of the arena and the demands, the disease really got out of control for me. It's like being an alcoholic and going and being a bartender."
- Carre Otis
(Related: Control, Being, Disease)

"Part of treatment for drugs and alcohol is you abstain from these, but with eating disorders you can't abstain from food so the treatment is longer than drugs and alcohol."
- Carre Otis
(Related: Food, Alcohol, Drugs, Eating, Treatment)

"There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled."
- Ovid
(Related: Alcohol)

"In Stratford you either turn into an alcoholic or you better write."
- Christopher Plummer
"As we celebrate Recovery Month, it is time for Congress to knock down the barriers to treatment and recovery for 26 million Americans suffering the ravages of alcohol and drug addiction."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Time, Addiction, Alcohol, Americans, Congress, Suffering, Treatment)

"Mr. Speaker, as a grateful recovering alcoholic of 24 years myself, I am living proof that treatment does work and that recovery is real."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Work, Living, Proof, Treatment, Years)

"A good margarita, a good red wine, I like expensive alcohol, but not a lot of it. I don't like to throw up."
- Denise Richards
(Related: Alcohol, Wine)

"It is the unbroken testimony of all history that alcoholic liquors have been used by the strongest, wisest, handsomest, and in every way best races of all times."
- George Saintsbury
(Related: History)

"Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Alcohol, Being, Drugs)

"The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Coffee, Discovery, Taste, Tea, Wine)

"Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Life, Alcohol)

"The only thing I'm addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Success, Winning)

"Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn't have a sense of humor."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Humor, People, Golf, Sense, Years)

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."
- Frank Sinatra
(Related: Love, Bible, Alcohol, Enemy, Man, May)

"The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can't limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it."
- Dean Smith
(Related: Sports, Courage, Alcohol, College)

"Lying is like alcoholism. You are always recovering."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Lying)

"Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws, so individual states must now take the initiative with respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws."
- George Soros
(Related: Alcohol, Laws, Now, Prohibition, Respect, states)

"That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end."
- Ringo Starr
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs, Emotions, End)

"I'm a big fan of the effects of alcohol."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Alcohol)

"In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug, alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically among professional athletes - but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans, because of what they read on the AP wire."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Abuse, Alcohol, Athletes, Fans, Reality, Violence)

"I definitely think we should not serve alcoholic beverages at the lunch break."
- McLean Stevenson
"But I'll tell you something: We had a big family discussion about it recently, my two sisters and I, and I pointed out that we all have the same genes as our mother and we're all susceptible to becoming alcoholics."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Family, Mother, Sisters)

"I'm just going to crumble like a wreck. I'll go home, become an alcoholic and maybe! jump of a bridge."
- Gordon Strachan
(Related: Home)

"I would never have discovered alcohol."
- David Strickland
(Related: Alcohol)

"I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol."
- Taylor Swift
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs, Songs, Teenagers)

"An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do."
- Dylan Thomas
(Related: Drinks)

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs, Hate, Insanity, Violence)

"I like characters with problems. I like to understand them... To play alcoholics, fetishists, strange girls, you have to dig deep within yourself. It's 'elsewhere' that interests me."
- Marie Trintignant
(Related: Deep, Girls, Play, Problems)

"Frankly, alcohol leads to a lot of other things when you start drinking at 12-years old. It is a big problem that needs to be addressed. Frankly, the industry has pushed us back and pushed us back."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Alcohol, Drinking, Needs, Old)

"Cigarettes and coffee: an alcoholic's best friend!"
- Gerard Way
"The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Poison, Skepticism)

"People are saying that I'm an alcoholic, and that's not true, because I only drink when I work, and I'm a workaholic."
- Ron White
(Related: Work, People, Saying)

"The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Teen, Women, Muslim, Alcohol, Challenge, Countries, Girls, Now, World)

"Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover. The others must be convinced of his new status beyond the shadow of a doubt. Seeing is believing to most families who have lived with a drinker."
- William Griffith Wilson
(Related: Family, Doubt, Shadow, Spiritual)

"We are not cured of alcoholism. What we have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our daily activities."
- William Griffith Wilson
(Related: God, Vision, Day, Spiritual, Will)

"It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought."
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Related: Food, Medical, Thought, Alcohol)

"The last show we played, I was straight as a die. It did feel weird not to be hiding behind alcohol or dope, but being focused was... good."
- Ron Wood
(Related: Alcohol, Being)

"What can I say, I'm an alcoholic. It's what I do."
- Ron Wood
"One day my wife went and saw the accountant and said she's pulling the plug. She said you guys are done. I said, how bad can it be? 10 grand? She said you're not even close. It came out to almost $50,000 in alcohol for two months."
- Zakk Wylde
(Related: Wife, Alcohol, Day, Months)

"I can't convince you to put the drink down if you're an alcoholic, you have to want to do that. I can't convince you to stop eating the cookies when you're a diabetic. You have to do that. And that takes responsibility."
- Don Young
(Related: Eating, Responsibility, Want)

"I just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time."
- Neil Young
(Related: Time, Day, Song)