Best 30 Alcoholics Anonymous Quotes And Sayings


- "I met [my editor] in a bar where alcoholic beverages are served and I bought her one and I told her the idea. And she said that she liked it very much, which embarrassed me because I thought it meant that she was a lightweight and that in the morning, as so many women say to so many men, what seems like a good idea, you know, turns out not to be." - Daniel Handler

- "Maybe I've just read too many novels. In novels, alcoholics are always attractive and fuuny and charming and complex, like Sebastian Flyte or ABe North in Tender in the Night, and they're drinking because of a deep, unquenchable sadness of the soul, or the terrible legacy of the First World War, whereas I just get drunk because I'm thirsty, and I like the taste of lager." - David Nicholls

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- "L.A. is such a different place. I miss New York so much. I almost teared up when I came back and wanted a Guinness and realized I could drink it and take a cab home. I remembered that I could be a functional alcoholic in New York, like I used to be!" - Donald Glover

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

- "My father was on the Alcoholics Anonymous wishlist. My mother was on... parole. And lithium." - Christopher Titus

Alcoholics Quotes Funny

- "Trying to solve the problem by creating more debt is analogous to trying to stop being an alcoholic by going on a bender down at the corner bar." - John L. Casti

- "When I hear alcoholics talk about having their demons, I think that they're probably absolutely literally correct." - Alan Moore

- "Alcoholic drinks, rightly used, are good for body and soul alike, but as a restorative of both there is nothing like brandy." - George Saintsbury

- "No one wants to say they hate their own body. Many are scared that if they confide in others then people will look down on them. This is wrong. It's not weak to talk about it. On the contrary. It's the same with alcoholics and drug addicts - you have to be honest with yourself first. When you have accepted the negatives you can then focus on the positives, like, I have nice hair, nice eyes, great cheekbones." - Crystal Renn

- "I got thrown out of Alcoholics because when the other clients saw me they thought they were having the DT's" - Dave Dutton

- "Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so corrosive that out of all substances it has been chosen for washing and scouring, and a drop of water added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddles it." - Alfred Jarry

- "Whatever your (unfavorable) situation is, it is a good idea to ask yourself "WHAT YOU WOULD DO if you were free of it." An alcoholic's wife might wish her husband would stop drinking...On examination of her beliefs, she may discover she was frightened of not achieving her own goals and actually encouraged the alcoholism so she would not have to face her own failure." - Seth Roberts

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- "If any feel that as psychiatrists directing a hospital for alcoholics we appear somewhat sentimental, let them stand with us a while on the firing line, see the tragedies, the despairing wives, the little children; let the solving of these problems become a part of their daily work, and even of their sleeping moments, and the most cynical will not wonder that we have accepted and encouraged this movement. We feel, after years of experience, that we have found nothing which has contributed more to the rehabilitation of these men than the altruistic movement now growing up among them." - William Duncan Silkworth

- "Get off the cross, we need the wood." - Tori Amos

- "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading." - Henny Youngman

- "Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure." - Ambrose Bierce

Famous Alcoholics Quotes

- "I wouldn't doubt it if the CIA is behind Alcoholics Anonymous." - Scott Stapp

- "Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water." - W. C. Fields

- "Never Refuse Wine. It is an odd but universally held opinion that anyone who doesn't drink must be an alcoholic." - P. J. O'Rourke

- "I'm a recovering alcoholic so I should be home." - Kenny Hickey

- "I formed a new group called Alcoholics-Unanimous. If you don't feel like a drink, you ring another member and he comes over to persuade you." - Richard Harris

- "Kools and Newports were for black people and lower-class whites. Camels were for procrastinators, those who wrote bad poetry, and those who put off writing bad poetry. Merits were for sex addicts, Salems were for alcoholics, and Mores were for people who considered themselves to be outrageous but really weren't." - David Sedaris

- "An alcoholic father, poverty, my own juvenile diabetes, the limited English my parents spoke - although my mother has become completely bilingual since. All these things intrude on what most people think of as happiness." - Sonia Sotomayor

- "Friend of mine just told me he used to be a bad alcoholic. I calmed him down. Told him he was a good alcoholic just a horrible drinker." - Bob Saget

Alcoholics Anonymous Quotes From The Big Book

- "I think God is back, I think there is a huge amount of spiritual interest in the country. And I think the bishops are supportive of it because they see people's lives being changed. They see the difference. I see people who've been in prison, whose lives have been messed up, who've been alcoholics, who've been drug addicts, set free and contributing to society." - Nicky Gumbel

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- "That I'm an alcoholic is completely ridiculous." - Shannen Doherty

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

- "The federal government cannot maintain a budget surplus any more than an alcoholic can leave a fresh bottle of whiskey untouched in the cupboard." - Ron Paul

- "The alcohol was awful. I was a terrible alcoholic. I mean, people used to ask how much drugs I did. I said, 'I only do drugs so I can drink more'. I was doing the coke so I could drink more. I mean, I don't know any other reason. I'd start drinking in the morning. I'd drink all day long." - Dennis Hopper

- "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

- "I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice." - Abraham Lincoln

- "I'm not an alcoholic, I am freedom fighter against the teetotal taliban." - Al Murray

Alcoholics Quotes Relationships

- "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

- "Jesse Ventura is basically proof that the people of Minnesota are not social drinkers... they are obviously alcoholics." - Lewis Black

- "I'm the son of a pastor and evangelist and I've described many times how my father, when I was a child, was an alcoholic. He was not a Christian. And my father left my mother and left me when I was just three years old. And someone invited him to Clay Road Baptist Church. And he gave his heart to Jesus and it turned him around. And he got on a plane and he flew back to my mother and me." - Ted Cruz

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- "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

- "I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police." - Keith Richards

- "We waste days like mad blackbirds and pray for alcoholic nightsour silk-sick human smiles wrap around us like somebody else's confetti" - Charles Bukowski


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