addiction

A Quote by Chuck Palahniuk on addiction and death

Here, I'm supposed to tell her the truth. I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of his death from being a total surprise.
In a way, being an addict is very proactive.
A good addiction takes the guesswork out of death. There is such a thing as planning your getaway.

Chuck Palahniuk

Source: Choke, Pages: 185-186

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A Quote by Stella Adler on addiction and drugs

An addict is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong

Stella Adler (1901 - 1992)

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A Quote by Michel Foucault on addiction and creative

The lyricism of "addiction" may find inspiration in the image of the "outlaw," the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.

Michel Foucault

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on addiction

All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on addiction, heaven, men, philosophy, politics, religion, and thinking

I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Russel M. Nelson on addiction, children, choice, consequences, drugs, freedom, gifts, god, habits, life, power, spirit, and world

Agency, or the power to choose, was ours as spirit children of our Creator before the world was. It is a gift from God, nearly as precious as life itself. Often, however, agency is misunderstood. While we are free to choose, once we have made those choices, we are tied to the consequence of those choices. We are free to take drugs or not. But once we choose to use a habit-forming drug, we are bound to the consequences of that choice. Addiction surrenders later freedom to choose.

Russel M. Nelson (1924 -)

Source: Friend December, 1988, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Melissa Etheridge on addiction, adulthood, justice, moderation, and pain

I saw you with your envoy A consenting adult Technique in moderation But vogue to the cult Me I've got my strangers To exile in the night I guess I'm just addicted To the pain of delight

Melissa Etheridge

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A Quote by John Owen on ability, addiction, business, christ, day, gifts, good, heart, jesus, judgment, kindness, learning, men, mind, preparation, prejudice, rest, sermons, spirit, spirituality, study, talent, thought, trade, and work

I do not know a warning that I judge more necessary to be given to those who are called this day, than to charge them not to trade too much with their natural gifts, and abilities, and learning. These are talents in their kind; but it is the Spirit that must manage all that learning they have, or it will prejudice them, and you also. I have known some good men who have been so addicted to their study, that they have thought the last day of the week sufficient to prepare for their ministry, though they employ all the rest of the week in other studies. But your business is to trade with your spiritual abilities. . . . A man may preach a very good sermon, who is otherwise himself; but he will never make a good minister of Jesus Christ, whose mind and heart [are] not always in the work. Spiritual gifts will require continual ruminating on the things of the Gospel in our minds.

John Owen

Source: An Ordination Sermon

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A Quote by John Foxe on addiction, christ, correction, indifference, kindness, men, people, shame, and thought

With his continual doctrine [Bishop Hooper] adjoined due and discreet correction, not so much severe to any as to them which for abundance of riches and wealthy state thought they might do what they listed. And doubtless he spared no kind of people, but was indifferent to all men, as well rich as poor, to the great shame of no small number of men nowadays. Whereas many we see so addicted to the pleasing of great and rich men, that in the meantime they have no regard to the meaner sort of poor people, whom Christ hath bought as dearly as the other.

John Foxe (1516 - 1587)

Source: The Book of Martyrs

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A Quote by Daniel Goldman on addiction, devil, feeling, good, and life

That, of course, is the devil's bargain of addiction: a short-term good feeling in exchange for the steady meltdown of one's life.

Daniel Goldman

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