I admit I got off to a slow start today. I jut couldn’t figure out what to write. I searched for quotes to get me started and for some reason nothing was quite working for me. I search Nelson Mandela,Cesar Chavez,Malcolm X and Mark Twain and yet still nothing jumped out at me. I am pretty sure I will use all 4 of these people in later posts but today I am going with sobriety quotes. By the way let me know if there is a great historical figure you would like to me research and do quotes on. I am open to suggestions. But those first 3 are pretty high on the list and Twain will eventually get his shot. So here are today’s quotes and no I will not do a fake humorous quote at the end today.
“I’d much rather spend all day on the Santa Monica pier playing Asteroids than delve into the murk and analyze myself. And if you think I haven’t gone down to the pier to do that recently, well, you’d be wrong. Sometimes you just have to be twelve again.”
Anne Clendening, Bent, How Yoga Saved My Ass
“I wanted a drink. There were a hundred reasons why a man will want a drink, but I wanted one now for the most elementary reason of all. I didn’t want to feel what I was feeling, and a voice within was telling me that I needed a drink, that I couldn’t bear it without it.
But that voice is a liar. You can always bear the pain. It’ll hurt, it’ll burn like acid in an open wound, but you can stand it. And, as long as you can make yourself go on choosing the pain over the relief, you can keep going.”
Lawrence Block, Out On The Cutting Edge