Bill Wilson

A Quote by Bill Wilson on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, twelve steps, and recovery

"...I came home drunk, There had been no fight.  Where had been my high resolve? I simply didn't know.  It hadn't even come to mind. Someone had pushed a drink my way, and I had taken it. Was I crazy? I began to wonder, for such an appalling lack of perspective seemed near being just that. Renewing my resolve, I tried again. Some time passed and confidence began to be replaced by cocksureness. I could laugh at the gin mills. Now I had what it takes!  One day I walked into a cafe to telephone. In no time I was beating on the bar asking myself how it happened? As the whisky rose to my head I told myself I would manage better next time, but I might as well get good and drunk. And I did."  __Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Source: c. AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, "Bill's Story", p. 6

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A Quote by Bill Wilson on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, high resolve, and bill wilson

 "...I got a promising business opportunity. Stocks were at the low point of 1932, and I had somehow formed a group to buy.  I was to share generously in the profits.  Then I went on a prodigious bender, and the chance vanished.  I woke up.  This had to be stopped.  I saw I could not take so much as one drink. I was through forever. Before then, I had written lots of sweet promises, but my wife happily observed that this time I meant business.  And so i did.  Shortly afterward I came home drunk.  There had been no fight. Where had been my high resolve?" __Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Source: c. 1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, p. 5

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A Quote by Bill on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and bill w

 
"My drinking assumed serious proportions, continuing all day and almost every night.  The remonstrances of my friends terminated in a row and I became a lone wolf.  There were many unhappy scenes in our sumptuous apartment. There had been no real infidelity, for loyalty to my wife, helped at times by extreme drunkenness. Kept me our of those scrapes.

Bill Wilson

Source: c.1939, AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, "Bill's Story", p. 3

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