Quotes About Drugs

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Amy Reed
“Imagine trying to live without air.
Now imagine something worse.”
Amy Reed, Clean

Christopher Hitchens
“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 really 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, Hitch-22: A Memoir

“Even when I took the drugs I realized that this just wasn't fun anymore. The drugs had become a part of my routine. Something to wake me up. Something to help me sleep. Something to calm my nerves. There was a time when I was able to wake up, go to sleep, and have fun without a pill or a line to help me function. These days it felt like I might have a nervous breakdown if I didn't have them.”
Cherie Currie

Cormac McCarthy
“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

Timothy Leary
“LSD is a psychedelic drug which occasionally causes psychotic behavior in people who have NOT taken it.”
Timothy Leary

Gabor Maté
“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

Alexander Shulgin
“Use them with care, and use them with respect as to the transformations they can achieve, and you have an extraordinary research tool. Go banging about with a psychedelic drug for a Saturday night turn-on, and you can get into a really bad place, psychologically. Know what you're using, decide just why you're using it, and you can have a rich experience. They're not addictive, and they're certainly not escapist, either, but they're exceptionally valuable tools for understanding the human mind, and how it works.”
Alexander Shulgin, Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story

Salvador Dalí
“Everyone should eat hashish, but only once.”
Salvador Dalí

Ashly Lorenzana
“Drugs don't really fix anything, except for everything.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Ellen Hopkins
“When You Weren't Looking

...why.
...Can't you
...care
...more
...about
...me.”
Ellen Hopkins, Tricks

Craig Ferguson
“I told her that I didn't want to take any drugs. That I had come here not to take drugs.

"Listen," she said, not unkindly, "up until now I would say that ninety-nine percent of all the narcotics you have taken in your life you bought from guys you didn't know, in bathrooms or on street corners, something like that. Correct?"

I nodded.

"Well these guys could have been selling you salt or strychnine. They didn't care. They wanted your money. I don't care about your money, and, unlike your previous suppliers, I went to college to study just the right drugs to give to people like you in order to help you get better. So, bearing all that in mind ... Take the fucking drugs!"

I took the drugs.”
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

Hunter S. Thompson
“What do you want? Where's the goddamn ice I ordered? Where's the booze? There's a war on, man! People are being killed!”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Ellen Hopkins
“Possibilities

...in the closet
...itching
...to break out
...but afraid of
...the fallout”
Ellen Hopkins, Fallout

Hank Moody
“Get it in while you can. It'll all be gone soon enough.”
Hank Moody, God Hates Us All

Jean Cocteau
“The smell of opium is the least stupid smell in the world.”
Jean Cocteau

“Disease is the biggest money maker in our economy.”
John H. Tobe

John Bytheway
“Say no to parking lots!”
John Bytheway

Ellen Hopkins
“Have to Find

...life
...is
...a—
...gamble
...after
...all.”
Ellen Hopkins, Tricks

Ellen Hopkins
“Faces

...I
...don't
...know
...the real
...me”
Ellen Hopkins, Tricks

Francesca Lia Block
“Sylvie wishes the anti-depressants had been around when she was in her early twenties, not only to rescue her from the dark tunnels that came when her brother first got sick, but also to keep her from fucking all those assholes.”
Francesca Lia Block

Robert Clark
“The government are tightening up on ID for sales of tobacco and alcohol so I recommend that young people take more drugs.”
Robert Clark

Dan Rather
“I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to 'smack,' and quickly.”
Dan Rather

Ringo Starr
“A lady that I know just came from Colombia. She laughed because I did not understand. She held out some marijuana uh-huh, said it was the finest in the land. I said, no-no-no-no, i dont smoke it no more. It only makes me fall on the floor.No thank you please, it only makes me sneeze, and then it makes it hard to find the door. A lady that i know just came from Morrocco, Spain. She laughed because i did not understand. She held out a ten-pound bag of cocaine, said it was the finest in the land. I said no-no-no-no, i don't *sniff* no more, it only makes me fall on the floor. No thank you please, it only makes me sneeze, and then it makes it hard to find the door.
A lady that i know just came from Tennesee. She laughed because i did not understand. She held out a jug of moonshine, uh-huh, said it was the finest in the land. I said no-no-no-no, i don't drink it no more, it only makes me fall on the floor. No thank you please, it only makes me sneeze, and then it makes it hard to find the door.

Ringo Starr's No-No Song”
Ringo Starr

“I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”
Charlie Sheen
tags: drugs

William S. Burroughs
“In the City Market is the Meet Café. Followers of obsolete, unthinkable trades doodling in Etruscan, addicts of drugs not yet synthesized, pushers of souped-up harmine, junk reduced to pure habit offering precarious vegetable serenity, liquids to induce Latah, Tithonian longevity serums, black marketeers of World War III, excusers of telepathic sensitivity, osteopaths of the spirit, investigators of infractions denounced by bland paranoid chess players, servers of fragmentary warrants taken down in hebephrenic shorthand charging unspeakable mutilations of the spirit, bureaucrats of spectral departments, officials of unconstituted police states, a Lesbian dwarf who has perfected operation Bang-utot, the lung erection that strangles a sleeping enemy, sellers of orgone tanks and relaxing machines, brokers of exquisite dreams and memories tested on the sensitized cells of junk sickness and bartered for raw materials of the will, doctors skilled in the treatment of diseases dormant in the black dust of ruined cities, gathering virulence in the white blood of eyeless worms feeling slowly to the surface and the human host, maladies of the ocean floor and the stratosphere, maladies of the laboratory and atomic war... A place where the unknown past and the emergent future meet in a vibrating soundless hum... Larval entities waiting for a Live One...”
William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

Ellen Hopkins
“Might as Well Laugh

...remember
...when
...Life
...made
...sense”
Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins
“I'll Stay

...leave
...me.
...I'll
...follow
...you.”
Ellen Hopkins, Tricks

M.P. Shiel
“The habit is now confirmed in me of spending the greater part of the day in sleep, while by night I wander far and wide through the city under the sedative influence of a tincture which has become necessary to my life”
M.P. Shiel, Xelucha and Others

Ellen Hopkins
“Once

...Why
...lie?
...when
...truth is
...the easier path”
Ellen Hopkins

Dan Rather
“I've tried everything. I can say to you with confidence, I know a fair amount about LSD. I've never been a social user of any of these things, but my curiosity has carried me into a lot of interesting areas. ”
Dan Rather
tags: drugs, lsd

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