Addiction Quotes

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9 Addiction Quotes from Literature

Addiction Quotes

Drugs age you after mental excitement. Lethargy then. Why? Reaction. A lifetime in a night. Gradually changes your character. ~ Ulysses by James Joyce "I am only myself when I am drunk. Liquor makes me human. At other times I'm merely Charley Steele!" ~ The Right of Way by Gilbert Parker "I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one-half his days and mad the other." ~ The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte It came like magic in a pint bottle; it was not ecstasy but it was comfort. ~ Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens He raised his eyes languidly from the old black-letter volume which he had opened. "It is cocaine," he said, "a seven-per-cent solution. Would you care to try it?" ~ The Sign of The Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the mantelpiece and his hypodermic syringe from its neat morocco case. With his long, white, nervous fingers he adjusted the delicate needle, and rolled back his left shirt-cuff. For some little time his eyes rested thoughtfully upon the sinewy forearm and wrist all dotted and scarred with innumerable puncture-marks. ~ The Sign of The Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "My mind," he said, "rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world." ~ The Sign of The Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "I lived on rum, I tell you. It's been meat and drink, and man and wife, to me." ~ Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson "I remember a mass of things, but nothing distinctly; a quarrel, but nothing wherefore. O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!" ~ Othello by William Shakespeare


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