21 Random Addiction Quotes

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“I feel that any form of so called psychotherapy is strongly contraindicated for addicts. The question ”Why did you start using narcotics in the first place?” should never be asked. It is quite as irrelevant to treatment as it would be to ask a malarial patient why he went to a malarial area.” – William S. Burroughs

“Actually, I think all addiction starts with soda. Every junkie did soda first. But no one counts that. Maybe they should. The soda connection is clear. Why isn’t a presidential commission looking into this? Or at least some guys from the National Carbonation Council.” – Chris Rock

“Marijuana is a much bigger part of the American addiction problem than most people – teens or adults – realize.” – John Walters
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“It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.” – Shirley Chisholm
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“We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely… change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.” – George Sheehan

“Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.” – Allan Bloom
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“Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?” – Clifford Stoll

“A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.” – Clarence Day

“Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.” – Edward Teller

“All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation” – W. H. Auden
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“Addiction is a symptom of not growing up. I know people think it’s a disease… If you have a brain tumor, if you have cancer, that’s a disease. To say that an addiction is a disease is not fair to the real diseases of the world.” – C. C. DeVille

“I am well aware that an addiction to silk underwear does not necessarily imply that one’s feet are dirty. None the less, style, like sheer silk, too often hides eczema.” – Albert Camus

“The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine, forcing us to spend much of our lives, like junkies, in book shops and libraries, those literary counterparts to the opium den” – Phillip Adams
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“In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy” – Ivan Illich

“It’s the national addiction: warmth on chilly winter nights, innocence on Saturday afternoons, the essence of hearth, home and blissful abandon.” – Patricia Linden

“I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. When your whole life breaks down. That’s the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about.” – Chuck Palahniuk
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“You do anything long enough to escape the habit of livinguntil the escape becomes the habit.” – David Ryan

“For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction… A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three — the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn’t get you, the others are waiting in the wings.” – Peter McWilliams

“The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man’s moral nature” – Thorstein Veblen

“Space Invaders proved so addictive that it not only inaugurated an entire video game paradigm, it caused a nationwide coin shortage in Japan” – Chris Green
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“We must move in our recovery from one addiction to another for two major reasons: first, we have not recognized and treated the underlying addictive process, and second, we have not accurately isolated and focused upon the specific addictions.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

Source : dictionary-quotes.com

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