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Drugs Quotes

Drugs quote - A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.
A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.

William S. Burroughs


Drugs quote - If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.
If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.

Keith Richards


Drugs quote - I don't do drugs. I am drugs.
I don't do drugs. I am drugs.

Salvador Dalí


Drugs quote - When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.
When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.

bob marley


Drugs quote - They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you're high, you can
They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you're high, you can do everything you normally do just as well — you just realize that it's not worth the fucking effort. There is a difference.

Bill Hicks


Drugs quote - Reality is just a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.
Reality is just a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.

Robin McLaurin Williams


People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.

Wendell Berry


We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.
Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

Hunter S. Thompson , Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream


Imagine a society that subjects people to conditions that make them terribly unhappy then gives them the drugs to take away their unhappiness. Science fiction It is already happening to some extent in our own society. Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed modern society gives them antidepressant drugs. In effect antidepressants are a means of modifying an individual's internal state in such a way as to enable him to tolerate social conditions that he would otherwise find intolerable.

Theodore Kaczynski


There'a a phrase, "the elephant in the living room", which purports to describe what it's like to live with a drug addict, an alcoholic, an abuser. People outside such relationships will sometimes ask, "How could you let such a business go on for so many years? Didn't you see the elephant in the living room?" And it's so hard for anyone living in a more normal situation to understand the answer that comes closest to the truth; "I'm sorry, but it was there when I moved in. I didn't know it was an elephant; I thought it was part of the furniture." There comes an aha-moment for some folks - the lucky ones - when they suddenly recognize the difference.

Stephen King


If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.

Bill Hicks


Drugs quote - I was more addicted to self destruction then to the drugs themselves ... something very romantic abo
I was more addicted to self destruction then to the drugs themselves ... something very romantic about it

Gerard Way


Drugs quote - Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes a
Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem.

Kurt Cobain


Drugs quote - Whether you sniff it smoke it eat it or shove it up your ass the result is the same: addiction.
Whether you sniff it smoke it eat it or shove it up your ass the result is the same: addiction.

William S. Burroughs


Drugs quote - Even as a junkie I stayed true [to vegetarianism] - 'I shall have heroin, but I shan't have a hambur
Even as a junkie I stayed true [to vegetarianism] - 'I shall have heroin, but I shan't have a hamburger.' What a sexy little paradox.

Russell Brand , My Booky Wook


Drugs quote - A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs tr
A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole.

Frank Zappa , The Real Frank Zappa Book


Drugs quote - It's only in drugs or death we'll see anything new, and death is just too controlling.
It's only in drugs or death we'll see anything new, and death is just too controlling.

Chuck Palahniuk , Survivor


Drugs quote - I'm not drunk, just a little stoned.
I'm not drunk, just a little stoned.

Gerard Way


Drugs quote - People are strange . . .
People are strange . . .

Jim Morrison


I'm glad mushrooms are against the law, because I took them one time, and you know what happened to me? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours going, "My God! I love everything." Yeah, now if that isn't a hazard to our country … how are we gonna justify arms dealing when we realize that we're all one?

Bill Hicks


Drugs quote - Selling my soul would be a lot easier if I could just find it.
Selling my soul would be a lot easier if I could just find it.

Nikki Sixx , The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star


Drugs quote - I automatically assume people won't like me, so I don't talk to them unless they approach me first.
I automatically assume people won't like me, so I don't talk to them unless they approach me first. I can't become a part of a crowd because I can't get past that feeling that I don't belong.

Stephanie Kuehnert , Ballads of Suburbia


I loved when Bush came out and said, 'We are losing the war against drugs.'
You know what that implies? There's a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it.

Bill Hicks



A Short Alternative Medical Dictionary
Definitions courtesy of Dr Lemuel Pillmeister (also known as Lemmy)
Addiction
- When you can give up something any time, as long as it's next Tuesday.
Cocaine
- Peruvian Marching Powder. A stimulant that has the extraordinary effect that the more you do, the more you laugh out of context.
Depression
- When everything you laugh at is miserable and you can't seem to stop.
Heroin
- A drug that helps you to escape reality, while making it much harder to cope when you are recaptured.
Psychosis
- When everybody turns into tiny dolls and they have needles in their mouths and they hate you and you don't care because you have THE KNIFE! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Nikki Sixx , The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star


Drugs quote - It's a good thing most people bleed on the inside or this would be a gory, blood-smeared earth.
It's a good thing most people bleed on the inside or this would be a gory, blood-smeared earth.

Beatrice Sparks , Go Ask Alice


I didn't realize there was a ranking." I said. "Sadie frowned. "What do you mean?" "A ranking," I said. "You know, what's crazier than what." "Oh, sure there is," Sadie said. She sat back in her chair. "First you have your generic depressives. They're a dime a dozen and usually pretty boring. Then you've got the bulimics and the anorexics. They're slightly more interesting, although usually they're just girls with nothing better to do. Then you start getting into the good stuff: the arsonists, the schizophrenics, the manic-depressives. You can never quite tell what those will do. And then you've got the junkies. They're completely tragic, because chances are they're just going to go right back on the stuff when they're out of here." "So junkies are at the top of the crazy chain," I said. Sadie shook her head. "Uh-uh," she said. "Suicides are." I looked at her. "Why?" "Anyone can be crazy," she answered. "That's usually just because there's something screwed up in your wiring, you know? But suicide is a whole different thing. I mean, how much do you have to hate yourself to want to just wipe yourself out?

Michael Thomas Ford


Drugs quote - Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love. It is
Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love. It is all the same Way and it leads nowhither.

W. Somerset Maugham , The Painted Veil


Drugs quote - You realize that people take drugs because it's the only real personal adventure left to them in the
You realize that people take drugs because it's the only real personal adventure left to them in their time-constrained, law-and-order, property-lined world. It's only in drugs or death we'll see anything new, and death is just too controlling.

Chuck Palahniuk , Survivor


Drugs quote - Drugs are a bet with your mind.
Drugs are a bet with your mind.

Jim Morrison


There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol."
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"There was a thing called the soul and a thing called immortality."
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"But they used to take morphia and cocaine."
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"Two thousand pharmacologists and biochemists were subsidized in A.F. 178."
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"Six years later it was being produced commercially. The perfect drug."
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"Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant."
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"All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects."
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"Take a holiday from reality whenever you like, and come back without so much as a headache or a mythology."
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"Stability was practically assured.

Aldous Huxley , Brave New World


Drugs quote - Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving c
Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.

Philip K. Dick


Drugs quote - We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.

Hunter S. Thompson , Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream


KNOW YOUR DOPE FIEND. YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT! You will not be able to see his eyes because of the Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your badge. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack, for no reason, with every weapon at his command-including yours. BEWARE. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time (on him) will usually save nine on you. Good luck.
-The Chief

Hunter S. Thompson , Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream


Imagine trying to live without air.
Now imagine something worse.

Amy Reed


Drugs quote - Hope is the crystal meth of emotions. It hooks you fast and kills you hard.
Hope is the crystal meth of emotions. It hooks you fast and kills you hard.

Jennifer Donnelly


Hitch: making rules about drinking can be the sign of an alcoholic,' as Martin Amis once teasingly said to me. (Adorno would have savored that, as well.) Of course, watching the clock for the start-time is probably a bad sign, but here are some simple pieces of advice for the young. Don't drink on an empty stomach: the main point of the refreshment is the enhancement of food. Don't drink if you have the blues: it's a junk cure. Drink when you are in a good mood. Cheap booze is a false economy. It's not true that you shouldn't drink alone: these can be the happiest glasses you ever drain. Hangovers are another bad sign, and you should not expect to be believed if you take refuge in saying you can't properly remember last night. (If you
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don't remember, that's an even worse sign.) Avoid all narcotics: these make you more boring rather than less and are not designed—as are the grape and the grain—to enliven company. Be careful about up-grading too far to single malt Scotch: when you are voyaging in rough countries it won't be easily available. Never even think about driving a car if you have taken a drop. It's much worse to see a woman drunk than a man: I don't know quite why this is true but it just is. Don't ever be responsible for it.

Christopher Hitchens


Drugs quote - ...most Substance-addicted people are also addicted to thinking, meaning they have a compulsive and
...most Substance-addicted people are also addicted to thinking, meaning they have a compulsive and unhealthy relationship with their own thinking.

David Foster Wallace , Infinite Jest


Drugs quote - So, now I've been to see a drug counselor who told me I need to lay off the drugs and talk about my
So, now I've been to see a drug counselor who told me I need to lay off the drugs and talk about my feelings, and a shrink who heard what I had to say and immediately put me on drugs.

Libba Bray , Going Bovine


Now here's somebody who wants to smoke a marijuana cigarette. If he's caught, he goes to jail. Now is that moral? Is that proper? I think it's absolutely disgraceful that our government, supposed to be our government, should be in the position of converting people who are not harming others into criminals, of destroying their lives, putting them in jail. That's the issue to me. The economic issue comes in only for explaining why it has those effects. But the economic reasons are not the reasons

Milton Friedman


Drugs quote - It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to fi
It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour.

Gabor Maté , In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction


The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed into dead gold bricks, with luxury items for the few and toxic slag heaps for the many. The glittering mansion overlooks a vast sprawl of shanty towns, wherein a desperate, demoralized humanity is kept in line with drugs, television, and armed force.

Michael Parenti


I've wanted to feel pleasure to the point of insanity. They call it getting high, because it's wanting to know that higher level, that godlike level. You want to touch the heavens, you want to feel glory and euphoria, but the trick is it takes work. You can't buy it, you can't get it on a street corner, you can't steal it or inject it or shove it up your ass, you have to earn it.

Anthony Kiedis , Scar Tissue


Drugs quote - Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for pri
Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.

Richard M. Nixon


The amount of money and of legal energy being given to prosecute hundreds of thousands of Americans who are caught with a few ounces of marijuana in their jeans simply makes no sense - the kindest way to put it. A sterner way to put it is that it is an outrage, an imposition on basic civil liberties and on the reasonable expenditure of social energy.

William F. Buckley


Drugs quote - There's not a drug on earth can make life meaningful
There's not a drug on earth can make life meaningful

Sarah Kane , 4.48 Psychosis


Drugs quote - Every gathering has its moment. As an adult, I distract myself by trying to identify it, dreading th
Every gathering has its moment. As an adult, I distract myself by trying to identify it, dreading the inevitable downswing that is sure to follow. The guests will repeat themselves one too many times, or you'll run out of dope or liquor and realize that it was all you ever had in common.

David Sedaris


Drugs quote - ...most Substance-addicted people are also addicted to thinking, meaning they have a compulsive and
...most Substance-addicted people are also addicted to thinking, meaning they have a compulsive and unhealthy relationship with their own thinking.

David Foster Wallace


Drugs quote - My fear of abandonment is exceeded only by my terror of intimacy.
My fear of abandonment is exceeded only by my terror of intimacy.

Ethlie Ann Vare


Drugs quote - I think if you were Satan and you were settin around tryin to think up somethin that would just brin
I think if you were Satan and you were settin around tryin to think up somethin that would just bring the human race to its knees what you would probably come up with is narcotics.

Cormac McCarthy , No Country for Old Men