Sobriety Quotes

Powerful and inspirational sobriety quotes can give us comfort and strength on the long road to recovery. 

There are many challenges to overcoming addiction and we need all the help we can get. That obviously includes from family and friends. But powerful sobriety quotes and sayings can be a real help too. So we hope you find motivation from these great quotes.

Quotes About Sobriety

Somerset Maugham – The unfortunate thing …

Somerset Maugham – The unfortunate thing …

The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.

~ Somerset Maugham

Gary Oldman – Getting sober was one of the three …

Gary Oldman – Getting sober was one of the three …

Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest thing.

~ Gary Oldman

Meredith Bell – When was the last time you woke up …

Meredith Bell – When was the last time you woke up …

When was the last time you woke up and wished you’d had just one more drink the night before? I have never regretted not drinking. Say this to yourself, and you’ll get through anything.

~ Meredith Bell

Anthony de Mello – There is only one cause of …

Anthony de Mello – There is only one cause of …

There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.

~ Anthony de Mello

Anonymous – Don’t tell God how big your addiction is…

Anonymous – Don’t tell God how big your addiction is…

Don’t tell God how big your addiction is, tell your addiction how big God is!

~ Anonymous

Caroline Knapp – If I’m an alcoholic, I shouldn’t …

Caroline Knapp – If I’m an alcoholic, I shouldn’t …

If I’m an alcoholic, I shouldn’t drink. If I’m not, I don’t need to.

~ Caroline Knapp

Caroline Knapp – When you quit drinking …

Caroline Knapp – When you quit drinking …

When you quit drinking, you stop waiting.

~ Caroline Knapp

Bucky Sinister – Your best days are ahead of  you …

Bucky Sinister – Your best days are ahead of you …

Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.

~ Bucky Sinister

Blake Mays – It’s hard to walk a straight line …

Blake Mays – It’s hard to walk a straight line …

It’s hard to walk a straight line when you have nothing to hold onto.

~ Blake Mays

Ayn Rand – Do not let your fire go out …

Ayn Rand – Do not let your fire go out …

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

~ Ayn Rand

Kahlil Gibran – Out of suffering have emerged the strongest …

Kahlil Gibran – Out of suffering have emerged the strongest …

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Steve Maraboli – Today is a new day …

Steve Maraboli – Today is a new day …

Today is a new day. Hiding from your history only shackles you to it. We can’t undo a single thing we have ever done, but we can make decisions today that propel us to the life we want and towards the healing that we need.

~ Steve Maraboli

Pythagoras – Strength of mind rests in sobriety …

Pythagoras – Strength of mind rests in sobriety …

Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.

~ Pythagoras

Heather King – I once heard a sober alcoholic …

Heather King – I once heard a sober alcoholic …

I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That was exactly it, and I couldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see the flaw in my thinking, couldn’t see that alcohol kept me trapped in a world of illusion, procrastination, paralysis. I lived always in the future, never in the present. Next time, next time! Next time I drank it would be different, next time it would make me feel good again. And all my efforts were doomed, because already drinking hadn’t made me feel good in years.

~ Heather King

Rob Lowe – Sobriety was the greatest gift …

Rob Lowe – Sobriety was the greatest gift …

Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. I don’t put it on a platform. I don’t campaign about it. It’s just something that works for me.

~ Rob Lowe

Alexandra Katehakis – To sober up seems to many like …

Alexandra Katehakis – To sober up seems to many like …

To sober up seems to many like making life “so serious”, as if seriousness precluded joy, warmth, spontaneity and fun. But there can be a delusional, blind quality to non-sober festivities. To have our eyes open soberly with all our senses and memory intact allows some of the most rewarding, soul-nourishing, and long-lasting pleasures possible.

~ Alexandra Katehakis

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