Quotes and Sayings about Drugs



"Chasing the sensation. Whether it was drugs or sex or whatever. Those things had become my main focus in life."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Life, Sex, Drugs, Focus)

"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)

"When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs, had sex a million times. I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Sex, Childhood, Drugs, Kids, Now)

"I never got to the point of needing drugs or thinking about giving up myself."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Drugs, Giving, Thinking)

"We go on a lot in this country about offences being caused by drugs. The truth is just as many offences are caused by drink. And that should be taken into account."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Truth, Being, Country, Drugs)

"If you have children, you don't want to have drugs and drinks in the house. It's just not good."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Children, Drinks, Drugs, Want)

"No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you, you can be deprived of coverage. No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you get seriously ill, you can get thrown off your insurance. Seniors don't want to go back to paying more for their prescription drugs."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Medical, Drugs, Want)

"Caring for our children and making sure they do not get addicted to drugs is all of our responsibility."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Caring, Children, Drugs, Responsibility)

"Arsenic sticks around and today it's easily found after death if somebody thinks of looking for it, because the problem with arsenic, it isn't looked for in the common tests for drugs."
- Michael Baden
(Related: Death, Drugs, Tests, Today)

"Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Money, Drugs, Prohibition)

"We don't do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of God and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Love, God, People, Values, Boys, Chance, Drugs, Morals, Profanity, Respect, Will)

"As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Society, People, Conscience, Drugs, Radical)

"I had some money, I made the best paintings ever. I was completely reclusive, worked a lot, took a lot of drugs. I was awful to people."
- Jean-Michel Basquiat
(Related: Money, People, Drugs)

"Paradoxically, no such embargo exists for the drugs and therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of serious diseases although many of them were created with the same technologies."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Drugs, Treatment)

"I wasn't even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs. They can take a good man, a warm, funny, loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Family, Funny, Time, Drugs, Man)

"Our health care system is the finest in the world, but we still have too many uninsured Americans, too high prices for prescription drugs, and too many frivolous lawsuits driving our physicians out of state or out of business."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Business, Health, Americans, Care, Driving, Drugs, Physicians, State, World)

"Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country. It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation, and it is time to secure our borders."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Time, Country, Drugs, Nation, Weapons)

"I didn't do drugs, I never did do drugs. Never. I don't have any story of drugs, you know, to speak of. Never did drugs, never was interested in drugs and then I wasn't interested in the people around the drugs."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: People, Drugs)

"The last time somebody said, 'I find I can write much better with a word processor.', I replied, 'They used to say the same thing about drugs.'"
- Roy Blount, Jr.
(Related: Time, Drugs, Word)

"I think I don't want to use drugs or medicine, so nothing. The only way is to go on stage and to hope."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: Hope, Drugs, Medicine, Nothing, Want)

"If you support the war on drugs in its present form, then you're only paying lip-service to the defense of freedom, and you don't really grasp the concept of the sovereign individual human being."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: War, Being, Defense, Drugs, Freedom, Present, Support)

"I was a gang leader. Although, it was a gang for defensive purposes. It was not a gang to sell drugs."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Leader, Drugs)

"By crying on my bed, drinking quite a lot and feeling tempted by drugs. Well, just not reading it to be perfectly honest with you. I know it's a bit of a copout."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Bed, Drinking, Drugs, Feeling, Reading)

"I can meet any producer in Hollywood and look them in the eye, knowing I didn't sleep with them, or do drugs with them."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Drugs, Eye, Hollywood, Sleep)

"Drugs won't enhance your performance."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Performance, Drugs)

"Drugs have played no significant factor in my life."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Life, Drugs)

"Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Family, Government, Values, Children, Drugs, Fighting, Liberty, Name, Politicians, Poverty, Right)

"I don't really remember a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n' roll, really."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Sex, Drugs)

"This time, there were no drugs involved. The hours were completely normal daytime hours. I think we were able to appreciate the interplay, where before we had taken it for granted."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Time, Drugs)

"The perception is that baseball's players' union is protecting players to use steroids and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Perception, Performance, Baseball, Drugs)

"We must send the message that if you use illegal drugs, you will pay the ultimate price by not playing an entire season. And if you get caught again, you will be banished for life."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Life, Drugs, Will)

"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)

"For people on social assistance, the loss of free dental care, prescription drugs and subsidized housing can greatly outweigh additional income from working. We've all heard the stories."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: People, Care, Drugs, Income, Loss)

"Now is not the time to give greater protections to pharmaceutical companies that put unsafe drugs like Vioxx on the market. Such protections have nothing to do with the liability insurance crisis facing doctors and should be stripped from this bill."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Time, Crisis, Doctors, Drugs, Nothing, Now)

"Parents are key when it comes to keeping kids off drugs. Good parenting is the best anti-drug we have."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: Parenting, Drugs, Key, Kids, Parents)

"Although our war on drugs must be fortified with the best laws, enforcement efforts and resources, we would not be successful without your individual commitment to this cause."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: War, Successful, Cause, Commitment, Drugs, Laws)

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

"Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Drugs, Medicine, Philosophy, Remedies)

"Drugs are marvelous if you want to escape, but reality is so rich, why escape?"
- Geraldine Chaplin
(Related: Drugs, Reality, Want)

"We never could have performed live for an hour and a half every week if we were doing drugs."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Drugs)

"Drugs were pretty easy to quit taking. I was never addicted to anything to begin with. But then, liquor - I had to wait about another six years before I finally got around to quitting that. I'm sure glad I did."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Drugs, Liquor, Pretty, Quitting, Years)

"I love drugs, but I hate hangovers, and the hatred of the hangover wins by a landslide every time."
- Margaret Cho
(Related: Love, Time, Drugs, Hate, Hatred)

"The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: People, Fear, Control, Crime, Drugs, Mothers, Welfare)

"I can't say enough about how I'm against drugs. Be smart, think about it, look at what it does to people, look at how much you have to experience in life and be courageous enough to do everything you want to without that chemical help."
- Erika Christensen
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Drugs, Help, Want)

"I'm not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Being, Drugs, Woman, Wonder)

"Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties."
- George Clooney
(Related: Women, Drugs, Office)

"Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Time, Drugs, Memory, Self, Self esteem, Waste)

"I bought a gun and chose drugs instead."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Drugs)

"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)

"I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices', to be free of intruders, and to privacy."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Technology, Drugs, Free speech, Information, Privacy)

"I don't think that my parents even imagined that I would be exposed to drugs. In those days, for some reason, it was not talked about, just like sex was not talked about."
- Natalie Cole
(Related: Sex, Drugs, Parents, Reason)

"The point of that is, if you look at Walgreen's history, they've always been pioneers in the application of technology. They're the only drugstore chain that I know to have their own satellite."
- James Collins
(Related: History, Technology)

"I never trashed a hotel room or did drugs."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Drugs)

"They couldn't do a drugs story on me because I'd already done one on myself."
- Norman Cook
(Related: Drugs)

"By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Education, Children, Crime, Drugs, Generations, Help, Nation, Poverty, Prosperity, Students)

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

"Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs. That's the way it is. I just tell it like it is."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Drugs)

"I don't do drugs. I am drugs."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Drugs)

"Drugs scared me."
- Larry David
(Related: Drugs)

"Where I come from, a lot of people didn't have money, but they didn't have gangs or drugs either."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Money, People, Drugs)

"I smoked some pot as a kid, but I just never did drugs."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Drugs)

"You know it has to do with Kelley and drugs, and me... and there's like, what is it? I didn't read it. That's my thing. That's what I do, I don't read things if I don't think they're going to be good. I don't even look at the pictures."
- Kim Deal
(Related: Drugs)

"I hate people who think it's clever to take drugs... like custom officers."
- Jack Dee
(Related: People, Custom, Drugs, Hate)

"But my humble opinion is, I'm not quite sure where I stand on the legalization of drugs - though, if tequila is legal, pot should probably be legal."
- Ted Demme
(Related: Legal, Drugs, Opinion)

"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 can't wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We'd be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can't wait."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Age, Time, People, Beach, Day, Driving, Drugs, Golf)

"Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Choice, Drugs)

"I don't drink. I don't do drugs."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Drugs)

"It's so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs... we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics."
- Snoop Dogg
(Related: Drugs, Football)

"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)

"Today we have big, crude instruments guided by intelligent surgeons, and we have little, stupid molecules of drugs that get dumped into the body, diffuse around and interfere with things as best they can. At present, medicine is unable to heal anything."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Body, Drugs, Medicine, Present, Today)

"And we used to do a lot of drugs and get very drunk on very cheap wine."
- Santiago Durango
(Related: Drugs, Wine)

"Sex and drugs and rock and roll."
- Ian Dury
(Related: Sex, Drugs)

"The war on drugs is wrong, both tactically and morally. It assumes that people are too stupid, too reckless, and too irresponsible to decide whether and under what conditions to consume drugs. The war on drugs is morally bankrupt."
- Larry Elder
(Related: War, People, Drugs, Wrong)

"Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Health, War, Home, People, American, Drugs, Justice, Politicians, Troops, Will)

"There's so much talk about the drug generation and songs about drugs. That's stupid. They aren't songs about drugs; they're about life."
- Cass Elliot
(Related: Life, Drugs, Songs, Talk)

"I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough."
- M. C. Escher
(Related: Dreams, Drugs)

"Sex and drugs were simply not discussed in our culture at that time."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Time, Sex, Culture, Drugs)

"I took drugs because we all took drugs."
- Marianne Faithfull
(Related: Drugs)

"I think drugs were used by me as a way of suppressing my natural spirit."
- Marianne Faithfull
(Related: Drugs, Spirit)

"If I had my way, I would have sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll at least 4-6 hours a day. So long as there are going to be things in the way of that, we're going to have a revolution."
- Perry Farrell
(Related: Sex, Day, Drugs, Revolution)

"Johnny Cash was plenty good enough to fool his fans. They believed he felt it in his soul when he sang the Gospel while stoned on drugs."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Soul, Drugs, Fans, Fool)

"These are busy times for the Border Patrol, the customs agents, immigration folks; but if we are going to send these agencies to fight a war on drugs, to fight a war against illegal behavior, we have to send them the proper tools."
- Bob Filner
(Related: War, Behavior, Drugs, Fight, Tools)

"There is only one reason why men become addicted to drugs - they are weak men. Only strong men are cured, and they cure themselves."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Men, Cure, Drugs, Reason)

"Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them."
- Martin Henry Fischer
(Related: Birds, Drugs)

"Drugs made me feel more normal."
- Carrie Fisher
(Related: Drugs)

"The drug plans our seniors choose will define their health care options for years to come. If they do not make a decision and wait until the May 15 deadline passes, they will face penalties and higher prices for the drugs that they need."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Health, Decision, Care, Drugs, May, Options, Will, Years)

"You know, 20 years... the films of television when it started, the literature, radio in communist countries, they're clean as a whistle; there was no violence, no sex, no drugs, nothing."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Sex, Countries, Drugs, Literature, Nothing, Television, Violence, Years)

"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)

"We must put together countries that produce drugs, countries that traffic, and countries that consume, and through this multilateral effort really stop the growing of crime."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Countries, Crime, Drugs, Effort)

"If you're interested in how people behave, if you're interested in the way they talk about themselves, the way the conceive of themselves, it's very hard to ignore drugs nowadays, because that is so much part of the conversation."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: People, Conversation, Drugs, Talk)

"It was 1967, and the hippie thing was happening. I got into experimenting with drugs while I was in college in Michigan."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: College, Drugs)

"I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: People, Values, Drugs, Harm, Right, Want)

"And as far as I'm concerned, it's like I say, drugs are not the problem. Other stuff is the problem."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Drugs)

"I think it's too bad that everybody's decided to turn on drugs, I don't think drugs are the problem. Crime is the problem. Cops are the problem. Money's the problem. But drugs are just drugs."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Money, Crime, Drugs)

"The real problems are cultural. The problems of the people who take drugs as a cultural trap - I think there's a real problem there, the crack stuff, the hopelessness of the junkie. The urban angst."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: People, Drugs, Problems)

"Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Death, Life, Drugs)

"There are certain things people always bring up with me. The accident. The drugs. And how tight my pants were."
- Leif Garrett
(Related: People, Accident, Drugs)

"Other kids did drugs; I did crafts. I never knew where I fit in."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Drugs, Kids)

"I still don't know anything about drugs, or who takes them, or what happens."
- Michael Giles
(Related: Drugs)

"Previously people were treated anonymously particular on a drugs situation which is obviously highly emotive. They have been treated anonymously even after the verdict had been reached."
- David Gill
(Related: People, Drugs)

"Does that mean we should give up? Probably. But there are two issues worth considering. The first is - is it really true that drugs destroy the integrity of the game?"
- Malcolm Gladwell
(Related: Drugs, First, Integrity, Worth)

"When in some communities selling drugs is so lucrative that that's a pretty big enticement that we have to break down. Part of that is by making opportunities and paying decent wages."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Selling, Drugs, Pretty, Wages)

"I've always considered making it legal for Americans to import their prescription drugs a free-trade issue. Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Legal, Americans, Competition, Drugs)

"If Americans could legally access prescription drugs outside the United States, then drug companies would be forced to re-evaluate their pricing strategy."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Strategy, Americans, Drugs, states, United)

"We need to make sure parents and coaches are aware of the dangers an on the look-out for the warning signs. Performance enhancing drugs are too damaging to young people for parents and coaches to not be involved."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: People, Performance, Coaches, Drugs, Parents)

"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)

"When drugs came around I sampled them just like anybody else but I never became dependent creatively on drugs; like various cartoonists in the underground never did anything if they weren't stoned, That was the prerequisite for sitting down and drawing."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Drugs)

"Well, I'm kinda like George Carlin. I think that there ought to be a time where everybody should have all the drugs they want and there'd be nobody in charge, sort of like... now!"
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Time, Drugs, Want)

"I was 48-years old before anybody talked me into it for medicinal purposes, instead of some of these drugs that they give you that will lead you to heart surgery and things of that nature."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Nature, Heart, Drugs, Old, Will)

"The World Health Organisation has a lot of its medical experts sitting in Geneva while hospitals in Africa have no drugs and desperate patients are forced to seek medication on the black market."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Health, Medical, Drugs, Experts, Hospitals, World)

"Many kids turn to selling drugs. It's not a good career choice, but they see it as a way to get money."
- Richard Harris
(Related: Money, Selling, Career, Choice, Drugs, Kids)

"I thought the '60s was the most exciting time and the most vital music, and we were really together as one mind then. Then afterwards, the songs and the bad drugs, that took its toll."
- Mickey Hart
(Related: Time, Music, Thought, Drugs, Mind, Songs)

"I used to do drugs. I still do drugs. But I used to, too."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Drugs)

"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)

"I don't do drugs anymore... than, say, the average touring funk band."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Drugs)

"If you don't think drugs have done good things for us, then take all of your records, tapes and CD's and burn them."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Drugs)

"Your denial is beneath you, and thanks to the use of hallucinogenic drugs, I see through you."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Denial, Drugs)

"Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the last states which prohibited liquor, I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew who the bootleggers were."
- Tony Hillerman
(Related: War, Drugs, Liquor, states)

"Illegal drug use runs contrary to the image of health depicted by cycling. Distributors of these drugs must be prosecuted more harshly as they are ciminals."
- Bernard Hinault
(Related: Health, Drugs)

"At their core, Americans all want the same basic things: a quality education for their children, a good job so they can provide for their families, healthcare and affordable prescription drugs, security during retirement, a strongly equipped military and national security."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Education, Quality, Americans, Children, Drugs, Healthcare, Job, Military, National security, Retirement, Want)

"Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Drugs, Nixon, Worth)

"It's beyond belief that any Australian could be so stupid as to carry drugs into any country in Asia."
- John Howard
(Related: Belief, Country, Drugs)

"I don't know if people really want to know how I feel about drugs. I'm not such a stickler. I believe you can choose to live your life any way you want."
- Kate Hudson
(Related: Life, People, Drugs, Want)

"I got caught up on drugs for a few years, I'm off it, I'm very happy, got two kids and a family and everything. And like I said I'm making the underground music, and keeping it real."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Family, Music, Drugs, Kids, Years)

"The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Being, Curriculum, Drugs, Kids, Motives, Parents, Pressure, Schools, Today, Violence)

"I don't have to say 'Rap it up' every two seconds, or 'Don't do drugs' every two seconds. They know they're not supposed to use drugs, and they know they're supposed to put a condom on."
- Curtis Jackson
(Related: Drugs)

"I stayed a virgin until I was 23. I didn't do drugs or drink or smoke."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Drugs)

"The new fashion is to talk about the most private parts of your life; other fashion is to repent of your excesses and to criticize the drugs that made you happy in the other times."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Life, Drugs, Fashion, Talk)

"In the '70s, everybody was doing drugs, so long as you showed up and did your work, they'd use you until you died."
- Brion James
(Related: Work, Drugs)

"I couldn't say no to jobs and I couldn't say no to drugs. I'd get high from a movie, I'd be somebody else because I didn't particularly like me, so long as I had a script in my hand, I was okay. As soon as the movie was over, I didn't know what to do."
- Brion James
(Related: Drugs, Jobs)

"After I saw Kiss on stage, I wanted my show to look like the fourth of July. The persona of Rick James was wild and crazy, sex, drugs and rock and roll."
- Rick James
(Related: Sex, Kiss, Drugs, July)

"You can't have rock and roll without drugs, you can't have rock and roll without sex."
- Rick James
(Related: Sex, Drugs)

"Now, I was on drugs, and that didn't help a whole lot. He hated that. That was part of where Chet and I had problems, so I take complete blame for that."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Blame, Drugs, Help, Now, Problems)

"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 was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing machine than the fact that I was taking drugs."
- Elton John
(Related: Work, Drugs, Fact, Machine)

"I've got to do something to make up for all those self-absorbed and selfish years when I just, you know, was taking drugs, sitting in my room, doing bad things, whatever."
- Elton John
(Related: Drugs, Self, Years)

"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 do what I can to make young people understand that drugs can destroy their lives. I'm the perfect example of what people can accomplish when they have regained a sane body and spirit."
- Don Johnson
(Related: People, Body, Drugs, Example, Spirit)

"I'm finding myself really angry over spending and the deficit. I'm finding myself really angry over what's happening in the Middle East, the decision to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. I'm angry about cap and trade. And I've been on record for a long time on the failed war on drugs."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Time, War, Decision, Afghanistan, Drugs, Trade)

"Nobody has ever said anything about Marion Jones every using performance-enhancing drugs and they never will."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Performance, Drugs, Will)

"In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use."
- Sara Murray Jordan
(Related: Drugs, Medicine, Propaganda, Words)

"Everyone reaches their point in time where either they die or they get sick of doing drugs. It started getting debilitating. I enjoy my music a lot better than my drugs."
- Al Jourgensen
(Related: Music, Time, Drugs)

"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)

"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'm officially middle-aged. I don't need drugs anymore, thank God. I can get the same effect just by standing up real fast."
- Jonathan Katz
(Related: God, Drugs, Effect)

"As a former professional patient advocate, I believe prescription drugs are an essential part of high-quality medical treatment, and I supported enactment of the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Medical, Act, Drugs, Treatment)

"The Prescription Drug Benefit we passed in Congress is already working to make prescription drugs available and affordable for all seniors who depend on them, through the drug card that became available last year."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Congress, Drugs)

"It was a wonderful time to be young. The 1960s didn't end until about 1976. We all believed in Make Love, Not War. We were idealistic innocents, despite the drugs and sex."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Time, Love, War, Sex, Drugs, End)

"There's no drugs, no Tom in a dress, no psychiatrists."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Dress, Drugs)

"Anything that harms the integrity of the game is terrible. We always thought we were immune to drugs in baseball, but we know that's not true anymore."
- Harmon Killebrew
(Related: Thought, Baseball, Drugs, Integrity)

"It's very disappointing... Anything that harms the integrity of the game is terrible. We always thought we were immune to drugs in baseball, but we know that's not true anymore."
- Harmon Killebrew
(Related: Thought, Baseball, Drugs, Integrity)

"I said, to hell with the whole thing, to hell with show business. I'm gonna make a new life for myself, and I got off drugs, completely kicked all that stuff."
- Tommy Kirk
(Related: Life, Business, Drugs, Hell)

"I'm not a drug addict. My wild period wasn't about drugs; it was about sexual freedom."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Drugs, Freedom)

"It's time to stop defending a system that is clearly in dire need of reform, stop issuing reports and setting up new roadblocks, and start providing Americans with prescription drugs that are both safe and affordable."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Time, Americans, Drugs, Reform)

"Drugs, were a symptom - they weren't the cause of anything."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: Cause, Drugs)

"Drugs, sex, booze, all the stuff that we wanted to do. The problem was that we didn't want to learn the top 40 'cause most of the music was awful and we had this other idea about what we wanted to do."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: Music, Sex, Idea, Drugs, Want)

"I didn't know my dad for a long time. My dad was on drugs and my dad was at the VA Hospital, my dad was off in his own world selling drugs or using them or there would be crack heads in the house or whatever it would be."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Dad, Time, Selling, Drugs, World)

"I want my audience to know me for my work, not because of who I'm dating or what drugs I'm on or what club I went to."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Dating, Work, Drugs, Want)

"I never smoked. I never drank and I never took drugs. The funny thing is, nothing is more boring, people like this. For me, it's OK. But most of my friends, at least they smoke and drink."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: Funny, People, Drugs, Friends, Nothing)

"Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Nature, Connection, Drugs, Sense, Television)

"Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Society, Values, Addiction, Drugs, Obvious)

"In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Experience, Society, Drugs, Want)

"I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted my consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Consciousness, Drugs)

"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)

"The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?"
- John Lennon
(Related: Society, People, Drugs, Living, Wrong)

"It gives us a look into a world that's very much like 'Traffic' was for drugs, this movie is for gun running. Dark at times, but I think Nic Cage is an incredible person to watch and very entertaining."
- Jared Leto
(Related: Drugs, Running, World)

"I'm not skinny for the wrong reasons. It's not because I'm bulimic or anorexic or doing drugs. Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I'm actually overweight."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Age, Drugs, Wrong)

"I'm on performance enhancing drugs, so I may cause drowsiness."
- Jay London
(Related: Performance, Cause, Drugs, May)

"I used to do drugs, but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Drugs, Ruin, Will)

"Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!"
- Courtney Love
(Related: Music, Creation, Drugs, Dumb, Fact, Nothing, Self)

"I used drugs as a social activity; a way to have fun with friends."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Drugs, Friends, Fun)

"That's where I got my start and where I'll continue to work, but I can't tell you the number of films between Drugstore Cowboy and Curly Sue that I auditioned for and wanted that didn't choose me."
- Kelly Lynch
(Related: Work)

"The fact that I got Drugstore Cowboy at all was a fluke."
- Kelly Lynch
(Related: Fact)

"A lot of good has come from drugs. I think 'Penny Lane' is worth 10 dead kids. Dark Side of the Moon is worth 100 dead kids. Because a lot of kids wouldn't even be born if it weren't for that album, so it evens out."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Drugs, Kids, Moon, Worth)

"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)

"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
(Related: Thought, People, Addiction, Choice, Drugs)

"Everybody kind of understands, Oh yeah you take drugs and it does something to your brain and then you can't stop. It's easier to describe that shame, that horrible feeling of not being able to control your own life."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Life, Control, Being, Drugs, Feeling, Shame)

"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)

"Drugs shouldn't be used for recreation although they can be, but ultimately the point of psychedelics is to put you in touch with the powers of the universe."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: Drugs, Recreation, Universe)

"It's one of the reasons I don't do drugs. One sniff and I'd go all the way."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Drugs)

"With respect to drugs, you know, there are a lot of organizations, including an enormous budget and an army at the federal government level that tries to deal with the drug problem."
- Burke Marshall
(Related: Government, Army, Drugs, Respect)

"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)

"I got fed up with being in bands. I spent a couple of years touring the country in a smoked filled band, doing lots of drugs and being really unhealthy."
- Cliff Martinez
(Related: Being, Country, Drugs, Years)

"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."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: People, Addiction, Drugs, Will)

"It wouldn't sit easily on one's conscience that you had been warned and there could be danger, but nevertheless you went ahead and said let's dispense these drugs."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Conscience, Danger, Drugs)

"We've had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Drugs, Poor, Population, Saying, Want)

"What happened? The Country got sick of it and said, Enough is enough. And all over the Country we saw springing up community organizations determined to do something about this terrible menace of drugs."
- Barry McCaffrey
(Related: Community, Country, Drugs)

"If you want to fight a war on drugs, sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children."
- Barry McCaffrey
(Related: War, Children, Drugs, Fight, Kitchen, Talk, Want)

"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)

"I think hard drugs are disgusting. But I must say, I think marijuana is pretty lightweight."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Drugs, Pretty)

"I was very laced with drugs myself, but Fred seemed to be even more so than me. That might have had something to do with it. That might have had something to do with nobody wanting to play my records, too, I don't know."
- Barry McGuire
(Related: Drugs, Play)

"Again, like I said, we're not trying to censor anyone. If you think drugs are cool, fine. Make that movie. We are not going to stop you, or try to stop you, but we would encourage other people to be a bit more responsible about their portrayal of drug usage."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: People, Drugs, Trying)

"Looking at affordable health care, I think it is important that we look not only at prescription drugs, but also make sure that there is a major focus on health care."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Health, Care, Drugs, Focus)

"We not only heard it before 20 years ago, before George Bush in 2001 passed his tax relief, before in 2003 the tax relief were past, we were told they were dead. Before we provided prescription drugs for Medicare, we were told it wasn't going to happen."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Drugs, Tax, Past, Years)

"We are afraid to face the hard questions. We are willing to tackle drugs, crime, and public education only if it doesn't cost us any new taxes."
- J. Irwin Miller
(Related: Education, Crime, Drugs, Public, Questions, Taxes)

"I don't like people who take drugs... Customs men for example."
- Mick Miller
(Related: Men, People, Drugs, Example)

"A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Creativity, Drugs, Escapism)

"I went to an all-girls pre school where everyone went off to Harvard or Yale, and I had zero interest in doing so. I think they thought I was on drugs. There was a neighboring all-boys school, so we'd get together and do dumb things. It was your typical Catholic-American upbringing."
- Katherine Moennig
(Related: Thought, Drugs, Dumb, Interest, School)

"I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes - it's possible to pick one up without getting bit, but why bother?"
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Drugs)

"Drugs are a bet with your mind."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Drugs, Mind)

"I think it talks about that there needs to be some proactive attack against drugs infiltrating our culture."
- Joe Morton
(Related: Culture, Drugs, Needs)

"There needs to be more pressure on the Mexican government to stop the drugs and illegal immigrants on their side of the border instead of exporting them to the U.S."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Government, Drugs, Needs, Pressure)

"Our border patrol does a great job under these very dangerous conditions. They use very sophisticated equipment, including gamma rays, to detect drugs and illegal immigrants as they enter the U.S."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Drugs, Job)

"Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Education, Country, Crisis, Drugs, Economy, Healthcare, Open, Potential)

"You have drug addicts that are now walking around this city looking for a fix, and that's the reason why they were breaking in hospitals and drugstores. They're looking for something to take the edge off of their jones, if you will."
- Ray Nagin
(Related: Hospitals, Now, Reason, Walking, Will)

"The war on drugs is a war against the communities."
- Holly Near
(Related: War, Drugs)

"Stay away from drugs. They're not worth it. I've tried, but there's none of them that's worth it."
- Randy Newman
(Related: Drugs, Worth)

"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)

"Many kids can tell you about drugs but do not know what celery or courgettes taste like."
- Jamie Oliver
(Related: Drugs, Kids, Taste)

"I remained Ryan's companion on the Hollywood party circuit, growing inured to sex and drugs before I was in my teens."
- Tatum O'Neal
(Related: Sex, Drugs, Hollywood, Party)

"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)

"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)

"The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases."
- William Osler
(Related: Life, Disease, Drugs, Old)

"I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting. Those were my main ways of controlling my weight."
- Carre Otis
(Related: Diet, Drugs, Weight)

"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)

"The rising cost of prescription drugs has sparked a prairie fire that is spreading across our nation."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Drugs, Fire, Nation)

"I felt guilty throughout the whole time, but I was seduced. The power of these drugs, sex, power, and money, was extremely strong for me."
- John Perkins
(Related: Power, Money, Time, Sex, Drugs)

"When the National Security Agency recruited me, they put me through a day of lie detector tests. They found out all my weaknesses and immediately seduced me. They used the strongest drugs in our culture, sex, power and money, to win me over."
- John Perkins
(Related: Power, Money, Sex, Lie, Culture, Day, Drugs, National security, Tests)

"Where I live, nobody who's fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs. And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it. I think it's so important to preserve your innocence."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Movies, Sex, Drugs, Innocence, May)

"You see, I used to do a certain amount of market research by going to the local drugstore and seeing what the truck drivers would put up. Now it's all just copies from the latest best-seller list and damn little of anything else."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Now, Research)

"I would like to end world hunger and create world peace, stop corruption, stop drugs getting to kids."
- Kelly Preston
(Related: Peace, Corruption, Drugs, End, Hunger, Kids, World)

"In my home State of Minnesota, I have seen firsthand the importance of Byrne grants to local police in reducing crime and drugs and improving public safety."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Home, Crime, Drugs, Importance, Police, Public, Safety, State)

"Just say no to drugs!"
- Nancy Reagan
"I don't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs."
- Nancy Reagan
(Related: Drugs)

"In the late '70s I started to search for the perfect sound - whatever that might be, before that I was mainly interested in drugs, insanity and the rock'n'roll lifestyle."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Drugs, Insanity, Sound)

"I tried to give up drugs by drinking."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Drinking, Drugs)

"In fact, street gangs are the primary distributor of illegal drugs in the United States."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Drugs, Fact, states, United)

"For a lot of kids, the Boys and Girls Club is really a sanctuary, an oasis of sanity and safety for them because their home life is so tragic. Some of these kids have only one parent, and that one is addicted to drugs."
- Judge Reinhold
(Related: Home, Life, Boys, Drugs, Girls, Kids, Safety, Sanity)

"In recent years, the choice of drugs on these reservations and throughout my district has been methamphetamines. It has destroyed the rule of law among the reservation people. It is killing our tribal youth in this country."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: People, Choice, Country, Drugs, Killing, Law, Years, Youth)

"A lot of my friends were fooling around with drugs then."
- Tommy Rettig
(Related: Drugs, Friends)

"Acid wasn't getting a whole lot of bad press at the time, and as I saw the whole bad-press thing happen, I became aware that the government had done a whole lie on all the other benign drugs as well. It became clear to me that the government wanted no real drug education."
- Tommy Rettig
(Related: Education, Government, Time, Lie, Drugs, Press)

"In the factory we make cosmetics; in the drugstore we sell hope."
- Charles Revson
(Related: Hope, Cosmetics)

"I saw how, when my brother smoked reefer, it made my mother cry. He was 16 at the time. And I saw that she broke down and cried. I never wanted to hurt my mother, so I kept away from drugs."
- Ving Rhames
(Related: Time, Mother, Brother, Drugs, Hurt)

"I only get ill when I give up drugs."
- Keith Richards
(Related: Drugs)

"I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police."
- Keith Richards
(Related: Drugs, Police, Problems)

"I was never a rah-rah person. I never sold drugs or did anything crazy."
- Slick Rick
(Related: Drugs)

"Drugs ruin peoples lives, break up families and have disastrous effects on our communities."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Drugs, Ruin)

"Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope - and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Hope, Ambition, Drugs, Enemies, Fight, Fighting, Future)

"I've used drugs that I do consider to be dangerous, drugs that are potentially detrimental to kids and society at large."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Society, Drugs, Kids)

"Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Life, Doctors, Drugs, Lawyers, School, Teenagers)

"Everyone has favorite criminals. Mine are pimps. We can all rob a bank; we can all sell drugs. Being a pimp is a whole other thing."
- Chris Rock
(Related: Being, Drugs, Favorite)

"My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled."
- Bill Rodgers
(Related: Performance, Athletes, Drugs)

"For years the league has thought I've been on drugs. I would have burned out a long time ago if that was true."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Time, Thought, Drugs, Years)

"Wherever there's money, there's drugs, so to say drugs don't exist in the NBA would be stupid."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Money, Drugs)

"There are many drugs that have many serious side effects and that are harmful to people. Marijuana is no different than that. And especially we should try to discourage young people from using marijuana."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: People, Drugs)

"I rise in support of the separation of powers as established by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution. The Constitution clearly delegates the power to deal with criminal matters, like the use of drugs, to the States."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Power, Constitution, Drugs, Fathers, Founding, Separation, states, Support)

"I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done. I don't go out and party. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I'm not married, that leaves a lot of time for my work."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Time, Work, Drugs, Party, Talking)

"Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: Drugs, Man, Words)

"You can't really describe how difficult it is to deal with. It is any athlete's worst nightmare to be accused of cheating by taking drugs. It really is very difficult to put into words how it makes you feel."
- Greg Rusedski
(Related: Cheating, Drugs, Words)

"I'm a junkie. I like drugs, I like the whole lifestyle, but it just didn't pay off."
- Gus Van Sant
(Related: Drugs)

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

"Plan Colombia was supposed to reduce Colombia's cultivation and distribution of drugs by 50 percent, but 6 years and $4.7 billion later, the drug control results are meager at best."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Control, Drugs, Results, Years)

"Big Brother is on the march. A plan to subject all children to mental health screening is underway, and the pharmaceuticals are gearing up for bigger sales of psychotropic drugs."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Health, Brother, Children, Drugs, March, Mental health, Sales)

"While we must ensure that these dangerous new drugs and precursors do not get in the hands of children or others who would use them improperly, we must also be aware that these same drugs have legitimate uses."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Children, Drugs)

"But the fact is, nobody gets off drugs unless they really want to, and I really wanted to."
- Ally Sheedy
(Related: Drugs, Fact, Want)

"We have people in the band who don't drink or do drugs... some of us like to go sightseeing."
- Mike Shinoda
(Related: People, Drugs)

"I get drunk writing words. I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away with writing that I get inebriated from it."
- John Shirley
(Related: Drugs, Words, Writing)

"While I recognize the great value and importance of prescription drugs and strongly support a continued U.S. focus on pharmaceutical research and development, our nation's seniors cannot be asked to subsidize the drug costs of other wealthy industrialized nations any longer."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Development, Drugs, Focus, Importance, Nation, Nations, Research, Support, Value)

"While American taxes pay for much of the research and development that goes into creating the new, life-saving drugs, American consumers continue to subsidize the cost of the drugs for consumers across the world."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Life, Development, American, Drugs, Research, Taxes, World)

"There is no disputing the fact that American consumers pay 30 to 300 percent more for the same prescription drugs as our counterparts in Canada, Europe, and the rest of the world."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: American, Canada, Drugs, Europe, Fact, Rest, World)

"The original PATRIOT Act greatly increased our nation's ability to share intelligence information, made better use of technology, and provided terrorism investigators tools that have long been available in cases involving illegal drugs and organized crime."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Intelligence, Technology, Ability, Act, Crime, Drugs, Information, Nation, Terrorism, Tools)

"The goal of re-importation is to provide American consumers with access to drugs at the world market price - not the inflated price now paid only by Americans."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Goal, American, Americans, Drugs, Now, World)

"As I travel around Idaho and visit with seniors, I hear almost universal concern about the rising cost of health care, particularly the cost of prescription drugs."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Health, Travel, Care, Concern, Drugs, Visit)

"We must take action now, by permitting re-importation, to ensure that health care and prescription drugs remain accessible and affordable for everyone."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Health, Action, Care, Drugs, Now)

"I'm very fond of drugs."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Drugs)

"We must oppose programs that would take food from the mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people, and we must do it... for the children."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Food, People, Children, Drugs, Generations, Old)

"The War on Drugs employs millions - politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military - that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: War, Drugs, Military, Now, Politicians)

"It is time that we provide clarity for our seniors, informing them of the services available that will lower the costs of their prescription drugs and strengthen the overall integrity of the Medicare entitlement."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: Time, Clarity, Drugs, Integrity, Will)

"Indeed, we must foster cost-saving competition. And that means joining the marketplace of other industrialized countries - not just for the manufacturers who sell drugs, but for consumers as well."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: Competition, Countries, Drugs)

"There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with: education, poverty, and drugs. Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don't."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Education, Country, Drugs, Poverty, Talk)

"Traffic is about drugs. As detailed a portrait as I can muster about what is happening in the drug world, from top to bottom, from policy to how things move on the street."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Policy, Drugs, World)

"I know why we can't have a frank discussion with our policymakers - if you're in the government or in law enforcement you cannot acknowledge that drugs are anything but inherently evil and morally wrong."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Government, Drugs, Evil, Law, Wrong)

"I must tell you, I haven't done the drug problem that is faced by cops and people on the border. It's a hard show to do, but I think it's going to say a lot about drugs and the problems related to them. I just hope people can watch it, it's a pretty strong show."
- Aaron Spelling
(Related: People, Hope, Drugs, Pretty, Problems)

"Decline III, I funded myself, from the studio money. That, and I sold a lot of drugs. Kidding. Don't print that."
- Penelope Spheeris
(Related: Money, Drugs)

"There are lasting consequences for using drugs. I'll still be paying for my prior use."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Consequences, Drugs)

"There were a lot of drugs. We kinda just passed the time that way. For a couple of years we were all doin' anything we could get our hands on."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Time, Drugs, Years)

"Drugs are not the way to the light. They won't lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Life, Drugs, Light, Suffering)

"Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Death, Drugs, Wood)

"Drugs will have a huge effect on my work for the rest of my life, whether I'm using or not."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Work, Life, Drugs, Effect, Rest, Will)

"I don't take part in it the way I used to-the bimbos, the free beers, free drugs, all that. That's still there if you want it, but I don't really seek that out any more."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Drugs, Want)

"When you start fooling around with drugs, you're hurting your creativity, you're hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don't kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul's dead, you've got nothing to offer, anyway."
- Paul Stanley
(Related: Death, Health, Soul, Creativity, Drugs, Nothing)

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

"There's a lot of things that go on when you're on tour that cannot be controlled. I'm not even talking about myself, but of course there's sexual activity and drugs, fighting and language; it is certainly not a place to raise a family."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Family, Drugs, Fighting, Language, Talking)

"To put someone in jail for using drugs in the privacy of his hotel room is just barbaric."
- Danny Sugerman
(Related: Drugs, Privacy)

"But the drugs are kind of like taboo, at least among me and my friends and the people I've worked with."
- Ethan Suplee
(Related: People, Drugs, Friends)

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

"The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Health, Drugs, Influence)

"We first fought... in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change."
- Serj Tankian
(Related: Change, Religion, Communism, Drugs, Excuses, First, Name, Now, Terrorism)

"We first fought the heathens in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change."
- Serj Tankian
(Related: Change, Religion, Communism, Drugs, Excuses, First, Name, Now, Terrorism)

"When you look at where the real problems are among minorities in our society, particularly blacks, it's at the bottom. It's the people who are in school systems that don't educate, neighborhoods where there is a lot of crime, drugs, the whole bit."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Society, People, Crime, Drugs, Problems, School)

"I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Sex, Drugs, Insanity)

"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 think the reason kids get into drugs and smoking is they don't have anything to do."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Drugs, Kids, Reason, Smoking)

"Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: People, Drugs, Reality)

"We have made drugs an Olympic event. It receives most of the coverage at the Games and even the suspicion of guilt can ruin a reputation for life."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Life, Drugs, Games, Guilt, Reputation, Ruin, Suspicion)

"Confucianism strongly condemned the use of drugs like opium."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Drugs, Opium)

"Walt Disney got away with portraying me in the light that they were portraying me in. I have always been a fighter, so... But I have no regrets, man. It's just like God brought me through the drugs, I know he'll bring me through this."
- Ike Turner
(Related: God, Disney, Drugs, Light, Man)

"I've never taken drugs. My drug, I suppose, is drink. I never drink before I sing, but I do make up for it when I come off!"
- Bonnie Tyler
(Related: Drugs)

"I'm grateful for doing those drugs, because they kept me from getting laid and I would have gotten AIDS."
- Steve Tyler
(Related: Drugs)

"Drugs will get you out of your own way, but we lived it, and that's dangerous. It can actually turn around on itself and steal your soul, and that's what happened."
- Steven Tyler
(Related: Soul, Drugs, Will)

"A cloud hangs over baseball. It's a cloud called drugs and it's permeated our game."
- Peter Ueberroth
(Related: Baseball, Drugs)

"We started playing music from an early age and so we wasn't really aware of that side of it, the weird thing is the more successful you get the more free booze and drugs you get, they should be given to the bands who don't have the money."
- Ville Valo
(Related: Age, Money, Music, Successful, Drugs)

"Crime, money, power, drugs - are all linked."
- Matthew Vaughn
(Related: Money, Power, Crime, Drugs)

"I don't need drugs to make my life tragic."
- Eddie Vedder
(Related: Life, Drugs)

"There was a time when I used to live in Spain that it went really crazy with drugs and stuff like that."
- Patricia Velasquez
(Related: Time, Drugs, Spain)

"Unfortunately, a lot of people are stupid. They take drugs. They get drunk and do all the wrong things in life. I just played it straight."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Life, People, Drugs, Wrong)

"As far as critics, I'm not a hip guy. I was never on drugs. Nobody ever felt sorry for me 'cause I went straight or found God. I always had God. I've always like, played by the rules."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: God, Drugs, Rules)

"And because of these programs like Medicare, Medicare prescription drugs, Social Security, we now have the healthiest and wealthiest group of senior citizens that the world has ever seen. This is a continuing commitment to that."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Commitment, Drugs, Now, Security, World)

"The purpose of random testing is not to catch, punish, or expose students who use drugs, but to save their lives and discover abuse problems early so that students can grow up and learn in a drug-free environment."
- John Walters
(Related: Purpose, Abuse, Drugs, Environment, Problems, Students, Testing)

"There are now more teens going into treatment for marijuana dependency than for all other drugs combined."
- John Walters
(Related: Drugs, Now, Treatment)

"We know that if we can prevent kids from trying drugs in their teenage years, we dramatically reduce the likelihood that they will go on to have problems later in life."
- John Walters
(Related: Life, Drugs, Kids, Problems, Teenage, Trying, Will, Years)

"Research shows that parents are the single biggest influence on children - if you are worried about your teen and drugs, talk to them."
- John Walters
(Related: Teen, Children, Drugs, Influence, Parents, Research, Talk)

"This was a result of a number of factors, but we do know that the messages kids get about the harms of drugs has a significant impact on their decision on whether or not to use."
- John Walters
(Related: Decision, Drugs, Kids, Result)

"Educating young people about the harms of drugs is essential."
- John Walters
(Related: People, Drugs)

"As parents, we need to talk to young people about drugs and make sure they understand that drugs are dangerous, addictive substances that can ruin their lives and harm their communities."
- John Walters
(Related: People, Drugs, Harm, Parents, Ruin, Talk)

"In recent years, we have been sending a clear, consistent signal about the harms of drugs, particularly marijuana, which for most young people is the first illegal drug that they are exposed to."
- John Walters
(Related: People, Drugs, First, Years)

"All too many young people are receiving mixed messages and inaccurate information about drugs."
- John Walters
(Related: People, Drugs, Information)

"When people talk about the '60s I never think that was me there. It was me and I was in it, but I was never enamoured with all that. It's supposed to be sex and drugs and rock and roll and I'm not really like that. I've never really seen the Rolling Stones as anything."
- Charlie Watts
(Related: Sex, People, Drugs, Talk)

"I felt betrayed by him, extremely betrayed. He made me believe that if I followed a certain protocol of supplements and different drugs that I could become number 1 in the world."
- Kelli White
(Related: Drugs, World)

"Let's remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Education, Babies, Children, Crime, Day, Drugs, Obstacles, Temptation)

"Some of the best times in my life happened under the influence of drugs... I'd still be doing it if I could make good judgement calls. I'd still be doing it if I didn't blow up to the size of an aircraft hangar, because it was a great time."
- Robbie Williams
(Related: Life, Time, Drugs, Influence)

"The thing about drugs and sex is that you lose all your inhibitions. I've had sex in trains, planes, wine bars... and quite a few car parks!"
- Robbie Williams
(Related: Car, Sex, Drugs, Wine)

"Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs."
- Robin Williams
(Related: People, Drugs, Reality)

"People stopped hanging out with me at the point when I stopped doing drugs. All of a sudden they didn't wanna hang out with me anymore. And I would have hung out with them. I mean they were killing themselves, but I still would have hung out with them."
- John Wozniak
(Related: People, Drugs, Killing)

"In today's world, it is shortsighted to think that infectious diseases cannot cross borders. By allowing developing countries access to generic drugs, we not only help improve health in those nations, we also help ourselves control these debilitating and often deadly diseases."
- Ron Wyden
(Related: Health, Control, Countries, Drugs, Help, Nations, Today, World)

"So if one, or two, or a handful of guys sells drugs for their own personal gain and profit who just so happens to be a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, we want that same consideration."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Angels, Consideration, Drugs, Gain, Profit, Want)

"Now as far as the organization selling drugs, no. Individuals selling drugs is something else."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Selling, Drugs, Now)

"Every other day there's something - I'm dealing drugs, I'm starving people. I have never done a drug in my life."
- Rachel Zoe
(Related: Life, People, Day, Drugs)