“When you quit drinking you stop
― Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story
“Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a
smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than
― Henry Ward Beecher
“It’s a great advantage not to drink among
hard drinking people.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
“My mind may be sober, but my confidence is high!”
― Habeeb Akande
“Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your
reason unclouded by passion.”
“There is no better high than discovery.”
― Edward O. Wilson
“Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
“I have other obligations now – the show, my family, my
life… though I know that without my sobriety I wouldn’t have any of those
― Rob Lowe
“I personally believe this: We have only today; yesterday’s
gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That’s why they call it the present. And
sobriety really is a gift… for those who are willing to receive it.”
― Ace Frehley, No Regrets: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir
“I’ve always believed clear-eyed sobriety was for the
― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects
“The thing is, if I don’t have sobriety, I don’t have
― Matthew Perry
“First, Resolve upon, and daily endeavour to practise, a
life of seriousness and strict sobriety.”
― David Brainerd
“I think it’s important for me to show the world that sobriety
hasn’t made me soft. I’m on a mission to prove I’m still a nutcase.”
“There are women succeeding beyond their wildest dreams
because of their sobriety.”
― Mary Karr
“There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.”
― John Ciardi
“I keep telling people: Don’t make me the poster boy for AA
because I don’t know a lot about sobriety, but I do know a lot about
― Billy Joel
“Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my
life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my
sobriety was the hardest thing.”
― Gary Oldman
“People still question my sobriety, my commitment to the
program, and that hurts. I take things day by day, and sometimes I take them
minute by minute, but I honor my commitment to stay sober.”
― Tom Arnold
“Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet
found a way to drink for a living.”
― Jean Kerr
“There’s not a drug on earth can make life
― Sarah Kane
“The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance
between insight into one’s desire for escape and abstinence from one’s
― Debra L. Kaplan
“Waking up clean and sober is the first gift of every
“We want ecstasy as a way of life, not a liver-poisoning
alcoholiday from it.”
― CrimethInc., Anarchy and Alcohol
“Hit the bottom and get back up; or hit the bottle and stay
― Anthony Liccione
“Getting sober is a radically creative act.”
― Meredith Bell, A Sober Year: Daily Musings on an Alcohol-Free Life
“I wrote this book to show you that a cure is entirely
possible because I’ve seen it happen over and over again.”
― Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure
“I lived to be forgotten because I’d forgotten how to
― Joseph Meyering Sr.
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
“The best way out is always through.”- Robert Frost
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
“Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.” – Bucky Sinister, Get Up: A 12-Step Guide
“I personally believe this: We have only today; yesterday’s gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That’s why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift… for those who are willing to receive it.” – Ace Frehley, No Regrets: A Rock’n Roll Memoir
“There is no better high than discovery.” – Edward O. Wilson
“Be grateful. These feelings, no matter how painful, are part of living. Today, we are alive—not anesthetized, not sedated, not passed out. Take control of your feelings and through action you can change. Today, as every day of sober living, we have a choice.” – Ann D. Clark, Women & Recovery: Sex, Sobriety & Stepping Up: Practical Suggestions for Quality Living in Recovery
“When I focus on what’s good today, I have a good day. When I focus on what’s bad, I have a bad day. If I focus on the problem, the problem increases. If I focus on the answer, the answer increases. “-Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
“Change your behaviors and your feelings will follow.” – Susan McManhon
“Obstacles are those
frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals.”
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
If you do what you’ve always done,
you’ll get what you always got.
– Mark Twain
We cannot change anything until we accept it.
– Carl Jung
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
– Lao Tzu
You are responsible for your life.
You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction.
Life is really about moving on.
– Oprah Winfrey
Life is a sum of all your choices.
– Albert Camus
If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will
change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a
different reality system.
– William James
Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
Drive Change, don’t wait for change to drive you.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie