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Taking Drugs Quotes


"I realize now that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache." - Paul Mccartney

"Now they're calling taking drugs an epidemic - that's cos white folks are doing it." - Richard Pryor

"Taking drugs to overcome nerves is the thin edge of the wedge going in there." - James Galway

"I came home and found that my son was taking drugs - my very best ones too!" - Bob Monkhouse

"I may have smoked too much weed, but I wasn't taking drugs or anything." - Mike Tyson

"For me going out to party never meant drinking or taking drugs." - Pedro Winter

"I don't find it easy dealing with people with drug problems. It helps if you're all taking drugs, all the same drugs." - Mick Jagger

"I stopped taking drugs when I was 19, and who wants to drive a cab around New York with drugs in their car?" - Fran Lebowitz

"Me growing up in the '60s and '70s, there was almost something romantic about drugs, Keith Richards taking drugs and stuff." - Robert Hilburn

"If you're taking performance-enhancing drugs and you get caught, in my mind, you should be banned for life." - Michael Bisping

"Can you harness the power of drugs without them taking over, without turning into a dazed zombie?" - Gilles Deleuze

"I know that many ailments can be healed with food by nourishing your body instead of taking drugs." - Laura Prepon

"I wasn't taking drugs or drinking. I was working and working and working. But I wasn't writing anything." - Patti Smith

"I was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing machine than the fact that I was taking drugs." - Elton John

"Anyone taking heroin is thinking about taking heroin more than they're thinking about anything else. That's the general rule about most drugs." - Mick Jagger

"I love taking chances." - Wayne Newton

"[My mom] worries about me going and taking drugs, whereas my dad advises me on what drugs to take and what ones not to take. So, they're very different." - Charli Xcx

"There are rituals not structures for being a poet, drinking too much, taking too many drugs, being a lady chaser, having your nervous breakdown, being irresponsible about money." - Diane Wakoski

"Live music is the most primal form of energy release you can share with other people besides having sex or taking drugs." - Kurt Cobain

"Drinking and taking drugs. I think there was also a sort of druggie or trance-like nature to the way that I used sex as a child." - Claire Dederer

"Everybody gets sick; everybody has had a problem with insurance or the prescription drugs they're supposed to be taking or an elderly parent who needs care." - Michael Moore

"I think trance music is the only music you can listen to without taking drugs. You can really feel the emotions in it. You can get on another level without the drugs. If you listen to techno, it's so monotone that you really need drugs to enjoy it." - Tiesto

"I don't feel drugs should be illegal. I don't think people should take drugs every day, but I don't see any difference with people taking drugs like they drink. Take drugs on Saturday night and go to a party and have a good time and have somebody drive you home or whatever it is so you don't hurt anybody else, that's fine. But if you wake up Monday morning and take 'em again you're a drug addict. But, they should be legal." - Sonny Barger

"Sociopaths are not inhibited by the notion that it's wrong to be addicted, or wrong to buy illegal drugs. Also, drinking or taking drugs can be a lot of fun, and even if it's not, it can dull that painful boredom for a while. So can certain other things, like taking risks, and particularly if you take a risk-averse person and you can manipulate him or her into taking risks, that's really fun." - Martha Stout

"I don't take drugs: I am drugs." - Salvador Dali

"I don't need drugs. I am drugs." - Salvador Dali

"I don't do drugs. I am drugs." - Salvador Dali

"I wasn't taking so many drugs that it was messing up my creative processes. It was a very good period, 1968 - there was a good feeling in the air. It was a very creative period for everyone." - Mick Jagger

"I think that people taking drugs occasionally are great. I think there's nothing wrong with it. But if you do it the whole time, you don't produce as good things as you could." - Mick Jagger

"Drugs were pretty easy to quit taking. I was never addicted to anything to begin with. But then, liquor - I had to wait about another six years before I finally got around to quitting that. I'm sure glad I did." - Alex Chilton

"A new life? There's not such thing. It was only in the magazine headlines that people got a new life. Stopped drinking or taking drugs, found a new love. But the same life." - John Ajvide Lindqvist

"There's something amazing about tea. It's good before a meal, after a meal, when drunk, when taking drugs, while playing football and after being called a poof in the street." - Noel Fielding

"A new life? There's not such thing. It was only in the magazine headlines that people got a new life. Stopped drinking or taking drugs, found a new love. But the same life." - John Ajvide Lindqvist

"A new life? There's not such thing. It was only in the magazine headlines that people got a new life. Stopped drinking or taking drugs, found a new love. But the same life." - John Ajvide Lindqvist

"Are you curious about cutting off your finger? Do you want to know what that feels like? To me, taking drugs is the same type of thing. In the end, all that happens is you get hurt by it." - Justin Bieber

"I love to think. I once considered taking drugs as an attempt to better understand an altered state of mind; however, I decided not to. I didn't want to chance ruining the machine." - Richard P Feynman

"I don't think people should do anything to be popular. But maybe within reason they can step out of their comfort zones and do things to be more 'accessible'. Like taking drugs or drinking heavily to be cool." - Lindsay Lohan

"I used and abused drugs and alcohol. When I stopped doing that it became a lot clearer that life goes from inside to giving as opposed to taking and destroying." - Stanley Kubrick

"I grew up in San Francisco. My parents were not hippies; they were writers. They were very active politically, but on the intellectual side, not on the "taking drugs in a field and listening to the Grateful Dead" side." - Winona Ryder

"I stopped taking drugs when I realized that pot smelled bad and LSD trips were becoming like TV reruns. I had had enough inner journeys - I felt I knew myself well enough, thank you." - John Waters

"You don't often hear people say, 'Oh, since he's been taking them drugs, he's such a nice person! He's really come out of his shell, he's really nice, he's blossomed'." - Jarvis Cocker

"One secret to my success is that I am faithful to my dreams and don't cheat on my dreams by taking drugs or blaming others when things don't go right." - Mark Kostabi

"You can't really describe how difficult it is to deal with. It is any athlete's worst nightmare to be accused of cheating by taking drugs. It really is very difficult to put into words how it makes you feel." - Greg Rusedski

"I've got to do something to make up for all those self-absorbed and selfish years when I just, you know, was taking drugs, sitting in my room, doing bad things, whatever." - Elton John

"It's hard to believe that you did so many drugs for so long. That's what I find really hard. And didn't really consider it. It was eating and drinking and taking drugs and having sex. It was just part of life." - Mick Jagger

"I quit drugs before I quit drinking because drugs were taking their toll on me. I was sick of the headaches and the puking and the shitting blood. I figured I'd stop everything but alcohol, but then I overcompensated with drinking. Now I'm totally clean because I don't choose to do either." - Lars Frederiksen

"With some guys, drugs became a way of life. They went through tremendous personality changes, or they died. Drugs didn't do them any good. In the same way, at certain times in my life, alcohol didn't do me any good. A lot of kids today seem to be taking themselves, their health and their education more seriously, and that's good." - Greg Noll

"The [Burmese] government appears to be more interested in stamping out political activity than drug addiction. Very few university students on the campus could get away with engaging in political activities, but they seem to be able to get away with taking drugs. We have heard that it is very easy to obtain drugs on the university campuses." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"For all of life's discontents, according to the pharmaceutical industry, there is a drug and you should take it. Then for the side effects of that drug, then there's another drug, and so on. So we're all taking more drugs, and more expensive drugs." - Marcia Angell

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit" - Bernard Baruch

"Sometimes taking time is actually a shortcut." - Haruki Murakami

"Being a star requires risk-taking shoes." - Sarah Dessen

"My country is taking over in tennis" - Yevgeny Kafelnikov

"I still have nightmares about taking tests." - Caitlyn Jenner

"Drugs is like getting up and having a cup of tea in the morning." - Noel Gallagher

"Obviously I've taken drugs." - Jean-Claude Van Damme

"Drugs scared me." - Larry David

"Taking drugs on a recreation level is one thing. But taking them while you're working on a stage is, I don't think it was that great. It's the control factor. And the thing about being on stage, you really want to feel that you're sort of in control a lot. It's not a place where you want to be out of control." - Mick Jagger

"You think the politicians that run my country and your country don't have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. And we should be allowed the same rights. Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat. Taking away guns, taking away drugs, the booze, it won't rid the world of criminality," - Vince Vaughn

"I love taking the ball from other people. It's like taking their manhood." - Josh Howard

"Taking things from one source is plagiarism; taking things from several sources is research." - John McPhee

"Pharmacogenomics holds great promise to shed scientific light on the often risky and costly process of drug development, and to provide greater confidence about the risks and benefits of drugs in specific populations. Pharmacogenomics is a new field, but we intend to do all we can to use it to promote the development of medicines. By providing practical guidance on how to turn the explosion of pharmacogenomic information into real evidence on new drugs, we are taking an important step toward that goal." - Mark McClellan

"When at the typewriter I am no longer where I site but am away across the mountains, in ancient cities or on the Great Plains among the buffalo. Often I think of what pitiful fools are those who use mind-altering drugs to seek feelings they do not have, each drug taking a little more from what they have of mind, leaving them a little less. Give the brain encouragement from study, from thinking, from visualizing, and no drugs are needed." - Louis L'Amour

"It's just human nature - isn't it? - to be more attracted to something that's taboo. If someone tells you not to smoke, you wanna smoke. If they say, 'Don't do drugs,' you wanna do drugs. That's why I've always thought that the best way to stop people taking drugs is to legalise the f**king things. It would take people about five seconds to realise that being an addict is a terribly unattractive and pathetic way to be, whereas at the moment it still has that kind of rebel cool vibe to it, y'know?" - Ozzy Osbourne

"Gin and drugs, dear lady, gin and drugs." - T S Eliot

"I don't like the drugs, but the drugs like me." - Marilyn Manson

"I do not take drugs. I am drugs." - Salvador Dali

"I took drugs because we all took drugs." - Marianne Faithfull

"Drugs are reality's legal loopholes." - Jeremy P. Johnson

"Of course drugs were fun." - Anjelica Huston

"Just say no to drugs!" - Nancy Reagan

"I'm very fond of drugs." - Grace Slick

"Drugs won't enhance your performance." - Morgan Brittany

"Drugs are horrible; I say no to drugs. I've never done drugs in my life." - Vince Staples

"For me, the main thing is spontaneity & taking chances." - Dave Kikoski

"Revolution is just one crowd taking power from another." - John Updike

"She turned the key, never taking her eyes from him," - Nicholas Sparks

"When I talk of taking a trip I mean forever." - Adrienne Rich

"Nature was taking back what had once been hers." - Nevada Barr

"Why are you taking your breasts away?" -Dane "Cernunnos" Hearne" - Katie MacAlister

"I have no intention of taking a break" - Gay Byrne

"Resource efficiency - it's about only taking what we need" - Hilary Benn

"Taking a new step. . .is what people fear most." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Meditation is nothing but taking a mental shower." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Whatever your dreams are, start taking them very, very seriously." - Barbara Sher

"Poets are always taking the weather so personally." - J D Salinger

"Most lives are spent putting on and taking off masks." - Gore Vidal

"Taking responsibility gives me a sense of control." - Yanni

"Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully." - Max Eastman

"We will fight hostage taking like we fight terrorism." - Ali Abdullah Saleh

"Guilt can stop us from taking healthy care of ourselves." - Melody Beattie

"Taking on a pet is a contract with sorrow." - Carol Anshaw

"Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity." - Mitt Romney

"I love being with someone, taking care of someone." - Marian Seldes

"I like the idea of taking off like a bird." - Florence Welch

"A humorist doesn't really do that much note-taking." - P J Orourke

"I always think it's better to be not taking drugs or drinking or anything. That's not saying I've never done it because I have. But I sort of learned I think after a while there has been - it didn't take me that long to realize that it wasn't a good thing." - Mick Jagger

"Everybody's still miserable in the same way they've always been miserable, and more and more of my friends - especially my male friends - find themselves taking anti-anxiety, psychotropic drugs. It seems like everybody I know is wondering if they're really who they are, or once the prescription runs out, will they become someone different?" - Chuck Palahniuk

"Taking the money from drug operations and all that sort of stuff is something that goes past what most of us in society would expect a policeman should do. That temptation hits the police force at the same time as the temptation to take those drugs that are readily available hits the people on the streets." - Denzel Washington

"I'm sick and tired of people saying that taking drugs is a sickness. When you put something of your own free will in your own body knowing that it's harmful against the body, it's against the law and all it will do is lead you down the path of destruction, that is a weakness." - Tommy Lasorda

"Adolescence is a time of fanatically trying to fit in, blaming parents for all woes, compulsively thinking about sex, and taking drugs to forget about the first three. It can be sad for adolescents, and pathetic if you're an adult still behaving as one." - Alan Robert Neal

"To really enjoy drugs you've got to want to get out of where you are. But there are some wheres that are harder to get out of than others. This is the drug-taking problem for adults. Teenage Weltscbmerz is easy to escape. But what drug will get a grown-up out of, for instance, debt?" - P. J. O'Rourke

"The desire to transcend one's own ego boundaries, to share completely, even for a moment, the consciousness of another person must be a universal longing. It motivates many of our activities from taking drugs to making love, and lies behind the search for new ways of getting close to one another that is so intense in our society today." - Andrew Weil

"...All patients reported a loss of craving for drugs while taking large doses of Vitamin C, during detoxification. Of the first 30 carefully monitored heroin addicts, 30 successfully withdrew from their addiction with no more than minor discomfort. None of the 30 were reported to have relapsed...Similar results have been reported by other doctors...:Archie Kalokerinos..." - Irwin Stone

"I think drugs played a big role in the Taboo scene. People were taking copious amounts of ecstasy, which had filtered over from New York, and at a certain point you were more likely to spend most of the night in the toilets at the club." - Boy George

"It's an incredibly limited sphere those tabloids have, isn't it? Basically, they can accuse people of being gay and they can accuse people of taking drugs, but they can't get any more sensational without entering into the realm of incredibly bad taste." - George Michael

"At some point, that risk-taking private capital can take over, and have patents and trade secrets and things that let them lead the way, which happened with the steam engine and some other things, although with energy, the time of adoption is a lot longer than it is with, say, IT products or even medical advances, like drugs and vaccines." - Bill Gates

"To really enjoy drugs you've got to want to get out of where you are. But there are some wheres that are harder to get out of than others. This is the drug-taking problem for adults. Teenage weltschmerz is easy to escape. But what drug will get a grown-up out of, for instance, debt?" - P. J. O'Rourke

"I guess we all had that work ethic. None of us were rock stars, so if you had time in a studio, it was a big, big deal: you're not going to sit around taking drugs and drinking and waste it, you'll do something." - David Toop

"There's also something happening in television similar to what happened in the '80s, when people stopped taking so many drugs and wanted to hear real instruments in music again. I think people want plot, story and characters. Those are more important than having a big star." - Jessica Pare

"Until you recognize the need, the absolute requirement for taking responsibility, you will not succeed. Once you do accept the responsibility, however, the Egoscue Method never fails. Never. No drugs, no surgery, no machines, no miracles. Just You. A normal person, doing normal things." - Pete Egoscue

"Being larger than life, or being projected as such in the music business, leads you to question yourself. Some people try to forget about it by taking drugs or too much drink, but I was never like that. I was aware that there were very serious, big questions, and I was petrified about what might be in store for me." - Cat Stevens

"Living might mean taking chances, but they're worth taking. Loving might be a mistake. but its worth making" - Reba Mcentire

"Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby." - Anonymous

"My son's taking drum lessons, and my daughter's taking piano lessons. One day they're going to start a band." - Chris Daughtry

"I do think that taking these sort of natural mind-opening and altering drugs does have an effect. Doors and windows that you didn't even know were in the house are open and you're seeing views you've never noticed before. Even though, when you come down, the world sort of goes back to the way it was, an inkling of that transformed vision and experience of the world remains. I think it's a little bit medicinal, and over time it sort of builds up a new experience of the world. That's when I think smoking pot and doing drugs is really good for you, spiritually speaking." - Gaby Hoffmann

"The choice is not between drugs and no drugs, but between illegal drugs and legal drugs. Until the 1920s drugs were legal, why not now? Lots of people are on drugs anyway - it is called medication." - David Hockney

"Don't do drugs because if you do drugs you'll go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison." - John Hardwick

"Drugs are a carnival in hell." - Edith Piaf

"I'm not on drugs, I'm just weird," - Alex Gaskarth

"I don't do drugs, though. Just weed." - Dave Chappelle

"Laughing and Love. They are both drugs." - James Frey

"Some people do drugs, I buy shoes!" - Celine Dion

"I don't take drugs, I take books." - Ingeborg Bachmann

"Anyone who takes drugs should be hammered." - Andy Gray

"Rock n roll is about drugs." - Marilyn Manson

"Daydreamin' drugs the pain of living." - Joni Mitchell

"Religion is bad, drugs are good." - Bill Maher

"Food is better medicine than drugs" - Patrick Holford

"Drugs are a bet with your mind." - Jim Morrison

"Drugs will turn you into your parents." - Frank Zappa

"Don't do drugs, kids. Stay in school." - Jamie Zawinski

"true apothecary thy drugs art quick" - William Shakespeare

"Crime, money, power, drugs - are all linked." - Matthew Vaughn

"I don't drink. I don't do drugs." - Casper Van Dien

"Drugs and alcohol can be so destructive." - Kyan Douglas

"Sex and drugs and rock and roll." - Ian Dury

"Drugs made me feel more normal." - Carrie Fisher

"I've been studying drugs for years." - Hunter S Thompson

"I function because I am on drugs." - Sharon Needles

"I stopped taking drugs [in 1983]. There were a lot of things that led up to it. One thing was that a lover died. An ex of mine died in a car wreck and I was really trashed when I found out about it and I couldn't cry. I woke up the next morning and I said, "That's it," so I quit then. It was horrible." - Michael Stipe

"I see exercise taking this perverted detour. The original intention of exercise was to heal and maintain health. Now I see it as having nothing to do with health. I see most exercises based on looking good. They actually make you less healthy. You overdevelop the obvious muscles. You take drugs to enhance that. You ignore the rest, and you become more out of balance." - Bryan Kest

"I think everybody did their share of experimenting in the 1960s with drugs. My story is real simple. I was taking amphetamines in the late 60s and I was addicted to them. I don't necessarily know the why. I'm sure at the time I could've told you six different reasons why I was doing it. But, in the end, all of that stuff, all chemicals will hurt you." - Tommy James

"If I begin a poem, "I am a donkey," reason kicks in and says, "She is taking on the persona of a donkey." But if I write, "I have taken so many drugs I can't see my feet," the tendency is to take that as a confession on the part of the poet. Maybe that doesn't matter. I'd almost prefer for it to be the other way round." - Matthea Harvey

"When we think carefully, we see that the brief elation we experience when appeasing sensual impulses may not be very different from what the drug addict feels when indulging his or her habit. Temporary relief is soon followed by a craving for more. And in just the same way that taking drugs in the end only causes trouble, so, too, does much of what we undertake to fulfill our immediate sensory desires." - Dalai Lama

"I went on national television - went on national television and said. 'I'm sick and tired of people saying that taking drugs is a sickness. When you put something of your own free will in your own body knowing that it's harmful against the body, it's against the law and all it will do is lead you down the path of destruction, that is a weakness.'" - Tommy Lasorda

"Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forwards is not a disaster. It's a cha-cha." - Robert Breault

"Talent is the infinite capacity for taking pains. Genius is the infinite capacity for achievement without taking any pains at all." - Helene Hanff

"Taking life seriously requires taking death seriously." - Studs Terkel

"I was gutted to leave my boyfriend at home when I started my tour, but taking my pillow was like taking a little bit of him with me." - Amy Winehouse



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