A Quote by Byron Katie on discomfort, feelings, emotions, gifts, honesty, inquiry, alcohol, television, and addiction

An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, "Get honest; inquire." We reach out for alcohol, or television, or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And that's as it should be, because in our innocence we haven't known how. So now what we can do is reach out for a paper and a pencil, write thought down, and investigate.

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Margery Allingham on anger, beware, hindrance, alcohol, devil, and perception

Beware of anger.  It is the most difficult to remove of all the
hindrances.  But it is the alcohol of the body, you know, and the
devil of it is that it deadens the perceptions.

Margery Allingham (1904 - 1966)

Source: The Tiger in the Smoke

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Earon on relaxation, rest, lounge chair, beer, wine, drinking, alcohol, wealth, and excess

I can't imagine why anyone would need both a lounge chair AND an alcoholic beverage

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by unknown on drugs, alcohol, and breaking the law

"I'm allergic to drugs and alcohol.  When I use them i break out in felonies."


Source: My aunt Patti

Contributed by: Mona

A Quote by Frank Sinatra on alcohol and enemies

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.

Frank Sinatra

Contributed by: meaghan

A Quote by sam harris on marijuana, faith, belief, inacarceration, prison, court, pot, and alcohol

            The fact that people are being prosecuted and imprisoned for using marijuana, while alcohol remains a staple commodity, is surely the reductio ad absurdum of any notion that our drug laws are designed to keep people from harming themselves or others. (24 footnote below)  Alcohol is by any measure the more dangerous substance, It has no approved medical use, and its lethal dose is rather easily achieved.  Its role in causing automobile accidents is beyond dispute.  The manner in which alcohol; relieved people of their inhibitions contributes to human violence, personal injury, unplanned pregnancy, and the spread of sexual disease.  Alcohol is also well known to be addictive.  When consumed in large quantities over many years, it can lead to devastating neurological impairments, to cirrhosis of the liver, and to death.  In the United States alone, more than 100,000 people annually die from its use.  It is also more toxic to developing fetus than any other drug of abuse.  (Indeed, “crack babies” appear to have been really suffering from fetal-alcohol syndrome.) (reference)  None of these charges can be leveled at marijuana.  As a drug, marijuana is nearly unique in having several medical applications and no known lethal dosage.  While adverse reactions to drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen account for an estimated 7,600 deaths (and 76,000 hospitalizations) each year in the United States alone, marijuana kills no one. (drug war facts)  Its role as a “gateway drug” now seems less plausible than ever (and it was never plausible).  In fact, nearly everything human beings do – driving cars, flying planes, hitting golf balls – is more dangerous than smoking marijuana in the privacy of one’s own home.  Anyone who would seriously attempt to argue that marijuana is worthy of prohibition because of the risk it poses to human beings will find that the powers of the human brain are simply insufficient for the job.

sam harris

Source: The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, Pages: 161

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Sol Luckman on drinking, alcohol, friendship, bonding, save the world, luke soloman, philosophy, picaresque, and funny

Nothing bonds two solitary individuals like a good shared drunk. This is a scientific fact. It’s important, even necessary for the long-term welfare of the planet to get good and s**t-faced with your neighbor every now and then.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 69

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on war, lincoln, grant, alcoholism, alcohol, drinking, morals, temperance, and sobriety

(During the Civil War, on hearing complaints that Gen. Ulysses S. Grant drank alcohol to excess)
Find out what Grant drinks and send a barrel of it to each of my other generals!

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by W. C. Fields on humor, alcohol, and drunk life

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.

W. C. Fields (1879 - 1946)

Contributed by: Jordan

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on alcohol


I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

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