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1. "You're like an alcohol in my veins."
Author: A.S. King
2. "Using excuses for the predicament you're in and minimizing your situation, whether it is drug or alcohol use, is a sure sign of an addict."
Author: Alexandra Sobetsky
3. "The stains could be seen only in the sunlight, so Ruth was never really aware of them until later, when she would stop at an outdoor cafe for a cup of coffee, and look down at her skirt and see the dark traces of spilled vodka or whiskey. The alcohol had the effect of making the black cloth blacker. This amused her; she had noted in her journal: 'booze affects material as it does people'."
Author: Alice Sebold
4. "He drank a good deal at times. But the alcohol did not seem to affect him. His stony expression never changed. But sometimes a strange, flashing glance from his cold eyes would rest upon Anna, full of some burning fierceness that was like hatred, and he would force her to drink with him, force her to swallow a little glassful of fiery spirit at a single gulp.'I ought to shoot you, really,' he said to her once, in a dead voice. 'Conscientiously, it would be the best thing for me to do.'She saw from the grave concentration on his face that his conscience did actually require him to kill her. And this puzzled her because she could not understand why her death should be a conscientious necessity. The thought of being shot did not seem to cause her any concern."
Author: Anna Kavan
5. "It took me one more year to admit that I could no longer control my drinking. And finally on July 7, 1986, I quit, and let a bunch of sober alcoholics teach me how to get sober, and stay sober. God, they were such a pain in the ass."
Author: Anne Lamott
6. "Ninety-six per cent of juvenile prostitutes are fugitives from abusive domestic situations; 66 per cent began working before they turned 16. (Prostitution is their only perceived means of survival.) Millions of children work as prostitutes around the world. A third are male. One study revealed that over 50 per cent of prostitutes are the children of alcoholics or substance abusers, and 90 per cent are deflowered through incest or rape. Ninety-one per cent of prostitutes do not speak of the abuse. (The truth of life is told through the language of behavior.) Abused children suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, guilt, self-destructive impulses, suspicion, fear. Seventy-five per cent of prostitutes attempt suicide. (Imagine their scrapbook of memories.)"
Author: Antonella Gambotto Burke
7. "(The new boyfriend) knows I write every day for hours but has no idea that all I'm writing about is me. It seems wiser to let him think I'm an aspiring novelist instead of just an alcoholic with a year of sobriety who spends eight hours a day writing about the other 16."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
8. "The poor spend all their free time drinking. It helps cope with the terrible drudgery of obtaining food stamps. An ethic of alcoholism prevails among the upper class too, but they use leisure to deal with it."
Author: Bauvard
9. "The physical effects of alcohol are often one of the least rewarding parts of drinking for addicts."
Author: Charles Duhigg
10. "According to scientists, alcohol is a solution. —T-SHIRT"
Author: Darynda Jones
11. "There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him."
Author: Dean Koontz
12. "Children are coming to school with trauma, everyday trauma, that they live under: violence in the homes, alcoholism in the community, unemployment that's 80 percent, not just during the recession. We need to help treat that before they can even go sit in a class and learn about math."
Author: Denise Juneau
13. "Yes, you'd make a great partner for him. What with the embezzling and the adultery and the drinking. That's what every man wants in a wife - a vaguely alcoholic, fornicating thief."
Author: Eleanor Brown
14. "Mr Martinek turned back to Jana. 'Thirty-eight per cent alcohol, sixty-two per cent fire - all the way from Karlovy Vary."
Author: F.C. Malby
15. "Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts."
Author: Finley Peter Dunne
16. "My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well."
Author: Franz Kafka
17. "The rest of the family tree had a root system soggy with alcohol... One aunt had fallen asleep with her face in the mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner; another's fondness for Coors was so unwavering that I can still remember the musky smell of the beer and the coldness of the cans. Most of the men drank the way all Texas men drank, or so I believed, which meant that they were tough guys who could hold their liquor until they couldn't anymore--a capacity that often led to some cloudy version of doom, be it financial ruin or suicide or the lesser betrayal of simple estrangement. Both social drinkers, my parents had eluded these tragic endings; in the postwar Texas of suburbs and cocktails, their drinking was routine but undramatic."
Author: Gail Caldwell
18. "Research consistently shows that the risks to health outweigh the benefits of drinking alcohol. My argument is that the benefits to my mental health justify the risks."
Author: Graeme Simsion
19. "I've found, though, that people are more likely to share their personal experiences if you go first, so that's why I always keep an eleven-point list of what went wrong in my childhood to share with them. Also I usually crack open a bottle of tequila to share with them, because alcohol makes me less nervous, and also because I'm from the South, and in Texas we offer drinks to strangers even when we're waiting in line at the liquor store. In Texas we call that '_southern hospitality_.' The people who own the liquor store call it 'shoplifting.' Probably because they're Yankees.I'm not allowed to go back to that liquor store."
Author: Jenny Lawson
20. "He used books the same way he used alcohol: to pretend that he was not here, and if he was here, that he was happy for a change."
Author: Joe Queenan
21. "She has drunk a lot. There have been at least three glasses since she got here, and there were many more back at the bar. But she has reached that rare, pleasant state of alcoholic equilibrium. She is not drunk enough to feel sick or woozy. She is just merry enough to be suspended, floating in this pleasurable moment."
Author: Jojo Moyes
22. "Friends are the fruitcake of life - some nutty, some soaked in alcohol, some sweet."
Author: Jon Ronson
23. "Ruby poked at her rice, her mind racing. Perhaps he'd mistaken her for someone who had done a massage course or was qualified to give spriritual advice. She could only give advice on spirits, and only then if they were alcoholic."
Author: Lia Weston
24. "...but you drank your black coffee by choice, believeng that Paris was sufficient alcohol."
Author: Malcolm Cowley
25. "Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day."
Author: Marguerite Duras
26. "Everybody needs a way out of that pain. Many people choose drugs and alcohol. Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits, which is what I did. At least it got me toward a path of healthier living."
Author: Mariel Hemingway
27. "He'd heard of elvenblossom wine. It was known for its stultifying bouquet of fruit blossoms and the battle-axe power of its alcohol content. Only those of elven blood could stomach the sweet stuff, he'd heard, and it was the alcoholic equivalent of being kicked in the head by a centaur."
Author: Mark Anthony
28. "The rural Chinese in Henan Province mixed alcohol and business like you wouldn't believe. Perhaps as a result, they also had a charming nationalistic blind spot: they honestly believed they could out-drink everyone else on the planet. As an Irish-American who outweighed them by 50 pounds, I had come to find this both amusing and useful."
Author: Matthew Polly
29. "Some of my relatives held on to imagined memories the way homeless people hold onto lottery tickets. Nostalgia was their crack cocaine, if you will, and my childhood was littered with the consequences of their addiction : unserviceable debts, squabbles over inheritances, the odd alcoholic or suicide."
Author: Mohsin Hamid
30. "The average alcoholic spends his or her life drinking or in the pub. Take that alcohol away and you leave behind an abyss. You have no idea how long a day is until you've been an alcoholic and somebody takes your drink away."
Author: Nick Charles
31. "Randy knew he wasn't an alcoholic because an alcoholic craved liquor. He never craved it. He just drank for pleasure and the most pleasurable of all drinks was the first one on a crisp winter morning. Besides, when you took it with coffee that made it part of breakfast, and therefore not so depraved."
Author: Pat Frank
32. "But I'll tell you something: We had a big family discussion about it recently, my two sisters and I, and I pointed out that we all have the same genes as our mother and we're all susceptible to becoming alcoholics."
Author: Payne Stewart
33. "I'm a big fan of the effects of alcohol."
Author: Peter Steele
34. "Scott could feel the contents of his stomach flip over and over on themselves. He turned to the side and retched, frothy yellow bile spilled out onto the newspaper covered floor, filling the room with the putrid stench of previously ingested alcohol.'Look's like someone can't hold their drink,' McBlane said, and Dominic and Shugg laughed.Scott was still staring at the steam rising from his evacuated stomach contents as he heard the hammer fall. The dull crack of bone splintering under its weight."
Author: R.D. Ronald
35. "Saying that 'I am a grateful alcoholic' will then reflect the truth about who we have become in our person, having understood deeply and intimately that God in his grace can turn any evil, any pain we have suffered or inflicted, to good purpose. – p. 57"
Author: Ray A.
36. "That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end."
Author: Ringo Starr
37. "Any respectable alcoholic, worth his salt, should wish to wake up dead."
Author: Robert Black
38. "Kelso's hangover had gone, to be replaced by that familiar phase of post-alcoholic euphoria - always in the past, his most productive time of day - a feeling that alone was enough to make getting drunk worthwhile."
Author: Robert Harris
39. "Pour alcohol on a bundle of nerves and it generally turns into a can of worms."
Author: Ross Macdonald
40. "You're a chain-smoking, alcoholic hyper-violent sociopath with daddy issues!""When you say it like that it sounds bad..."
Author: S.L.J. Shortt
41. "The "delirium tremens" of alcoholic drunkards has unmistakable symptoms, but that of those intoxicated with theories is easily confused with genius."
Author: Samael Aun Weor
42. "How is it that everyone on this train has so much alcohol?""We always head to Canada at the beginning of the season," she says taking her seat again. "Their laws are much more civilized. Cheers."
Author: Sara Gruen
43. "He would never abandon her, never leave a gaping hole, and even if he died someday, he was preserved like a lab specimen from all the alcohol he imbibed, so he wouldn't look or act much different."
Author: Shannon Hale
44. "Put something in your stomach to absorb the alcohol before you spontaneously combust from the fumes. (Nykyrian)Yeah, it'd be a damn shame to blow my internal organs all over your new shirt.(Syn)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "The idea that the creative endeavor and mind-altering substances are entwined is one of the great pop-intellectual myths of our time. ... Substance abusing writers are just substance abusers — common garden variety drunks and druggies, in other words. Any claims that the drugs and alcohol are necessary to dull a finer sensibility are just the usual self-serving bullshit. I've heard alcoholic snowplow drivers make the same claim, that they drink to still the demons."
Author: Stephen King
46. "Lying is like alcoholism. You are always recovering."
Author: Steven Soderbergh
47. "Death: "THERE ARE BETTER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN ALCOHOL, ALBERT."Albert: "Oh, yes, sir. But alcohol sort of compensates for not getting them."
Author: Terry Pratchett
48. "A coworker at SNL dropped an angry c-bomb on me and i had the weirdest reaction. To my surprise, I blurted, "No. You don't get to call me that. My parents love me. I'm not some Adult Child of an Alcoholic that's going to take that shit."
Author: Tina Fey
49. "Her life was like a burst of wild, flowing Chinese calligraphy, written under the influence of alcohol."
Author: Weihui Zhou
50. "Frankly, alcohol leads to a lot of other things when you start drinking at 12-years old. It is a big problem that needs to be addressed. Frankly, the industry has pushed us back and pushed us back."
Author: Zach Wamp

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