Sober Quotes

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Diana Wynne Jones
“Go to bed, you fool," Calcifer said sleepily. "You're drunk."
"Who, me?" said Howl. "I assure you, my friends, I am cone sold stober." He got up and stalked upstairs, feeling for the wall as if he thought it might escape him unless he kept in touch with it. His bedroom door did escape him.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Charlotte Eriksson
“So they gave me love in form of poison and tiny little pills, programming my emotions, teaching me how to feel. To act correct and talk correct and answer without knowing the question, because that, my dear, is how you get love. Yes that, dear youth, is how you'll be loved. I tried to medicate my own fucked up little mind with chemicals and adrenaline, tasting sweeter every night, shaking louder every time. Sitting wide awake in bed until the world disappears, writing poetry to concentrate on something real while waiting for the love to arrive.
I've been looking for it night after night, waiting patiently for it to show up, maybe somewhere in between the state of awake and asleep, alive and not so alive, sober and not so sober.
(I lost track of the difference somewhere in between.)”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps

Habeeb Akande
“My mind may be sober, but my confidence is high!”
Habeeb Akande

Alexandra Katehakis
“To sober up seems to many like making life “so serious,” as if seriousness precluded joy, warmth, spontaneity and fun. But there can be a delusional, blind quality to non-sober festivities. To have our eyes open soberly with all our senses and memory intact allows some of the most rewarding, soul-nourishing, and long-lasting pleasures possible.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Traci Medford-Rosow
“Sober, gainfully employed, and physically secure once again, Kevin began to relax. His confidence slowly returned. For the first time since the onset of his blindness, he let his guard down and a crack in his carefully constructed veneer formed.
Light flooded in.
And with it, hope.”
Traci Medford-Rosow, Unblinded: One Man's Courageous Journey Through Darkness to Sight

Traci Medford-Rosow
“Blind, broke, jobless, and frustrated, Kevin found it difficult to get through the following few months. But he had one big thing going for him.
He was sober.
It was a new beginning.”
Traci Medford-Rosow, Unblinded: One Man’s Courageous Journey through Darkness to Sight

Jess C. Scott
“Sex parties, alcohol and drugs lost their appeal to Sven after a while. Music never did, in his continual search for that sober connection--intimacy with one person over a long period of time, as opposed to periods of intimacy with a bunch of random faces.”
Jess C. Scott, Sven

Irwin Shaw
“I never drink while I'm working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober.”
Irwin Shaw

John Irving
“Just because you're sober, don't think you're a good driver, Cookie.”
John Irving, Last Night in Twisted River

Criss Jami
“You ask me why I don't speak
Not a word at will
But write so much worth well over a mill'
Well I value words like I value kisses
A sober one, a closer one penetrates the heart
Darling it's how it mends it”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Craig Ferguson
“It seemed that I performed better sober than drunk. Who knew?”
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

Lisa Kleypas
“Devon glanced at him with mild surprise. “For a man who’s seldom more than half sober, you’ve noticed a great deal.”

“Have I?” West looked perturbed. “Forgive me – I seem to have become accidentally lucid.” He reached for his wineglass.”
Lisa Kleypas, Cold-Hearted Rake

“Lady Astor was also said to have responded to a question from Churchill about what disguise he should wear to a masquerade ball by saying, "Why don't you come sober, Prime Minister?"
(Reported exchange with Winston Churchill)”
Nancy Astor the Viscountess Astor

“Someone who is trying to be sober is often trying to work out deeper emotional issues and is attempting to undo years of habitual behavior. When you reduce recovery to just abstinence, it simplifies what is really a much more complex issue.”
Sasha Bronner

“The drought was the very worst
When the flowers that we'd grown together died of thirst
It was months and months of back and forth
You're still all over me like a wine-stained dress I can't wear anymore

There was nothing left to do
When the butterflies turned to dust that covered my whole room
So I punched a hole in the roof
Let the flood carry away all my memories and texts from you

6 years sober, I must admit
Just because you're clean don't mean you don't miss it
6 years older, I won't give in
Now that I'm clean I'm never gonna risk it.”

Laura Nowlin
“Are you sure you still would want to if you were sober?" I say.
Finny nods. "Yeah," he says again. "But I'm only telling you because I'm not.”
Laura Nowlin, If He Had Been with Me

Glennon Doyle Melton
“Since the day I decided to become sober and a mother, I've been trying to become who I am supposed to be.”
Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior

Glennon Doyle Melton
“Friend, I am sober today. Thank God Almighty, I’m sober today. I’m here, friend. Yesterday my son turned ten, which means that I haven’t had a drink for ten years and eight months. Lots of beautiful and horrible things have happened to me during the past ten years and eight months, and I have handled my business day in and day out without booze. GOD, I ROCK.”
Glennon Doyle Melton, Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed

Seeking for a state of forgetfulness
Absence from the REALITY
Trying to Embrace the SHAME
Though it helps for the MOMENT;
Twisting our MIND
Dragging us down in the END
Those Clueless Conversation
Hoplesss Promises
Wake up !”
Lungh Gangmei

“Always be sober, or you’ll be as foolish as anyone else.”
Sinario Vesta, Shambala Sect

Ehsan Sehgal
“A sober person who has a kind, soft, and sensitive heart, does not look at people's behaviour of stupidity, insulting, joking, and cheating, just helps to give and provides them only the right and moral way of life that leads, to reach honour, pleasure, and happiness”
Ehsan Sehgal
tags: sober

Glennon Doyle Melton
“Numbness keeps us from becoming.”
Glennon Doyle Melton, Untamed

Alex Paknadel
“If I let Gallowglass just pluck out my pain like a dead tooth, then I wouldn’t learn nothin’ from all those years on the needle. Eventually, I’d just find a way to fuck up all over again, twice as bad. Sometimes it’s our scars that hold us together, Noah.”
Alex Paknadel, Redfork

Tara Grayce
“So many sober faces. As if this wasn’t a grand adventure the likes of which I would never find again.”
Tara Grayce, Bluebeard and the Outlaw

Ehsan Sehgal
“A lovely and sober behaviour captivates not only the captivation but also gains respect.”
Ehsan Sehgal
tags: sober

“This is why I drank, you know. Because I wanted every day to be like that. I wanted every day to feel like a movie montage, or at least to end in an epiphany, or at least to have a clear narrative arc, or at least to make some level of sense.”
Kristi Coulter, Nothing Good Can Come from This
tags: sober

“Getting drunk is how some people get sober.”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

“I was never able to tell if the sight of Iliza was sobering or if it was intoxicating. I just knew that her presence had an undeniable influence on my perception.”
Sean Norris

“The gaining, or maintaining, of some reputations was, or is, made possible by the loss of sobriety.”
@Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“A sober outlook on life makes someone drunk.”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

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