Category Archives: SOBRIETY

This drunkenness began in some other tavern. When I get back around to that place, I’ll be completely sober. ~Rumi

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“Need ‘nether whiskey. Whiskey chaser. Gotta get two men drunk.’

Mr. Cohan placed both hands on the bar. ‘Mr. Walsh,’ he said severely, ‘in Gavagan’s we will serve a man a drink to wet his whistle, or even because his old woman has pasted him with a dornick, but a drink to get drunk with I do not sell. Now I’m telling you you’ve had enough for tonight, and in the morning you’ll be thanking me…’ (“My Brother’s Keeper”)” 


― Fletcher PrattTales From Gavagan’s Bar

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Everybody is fighting the same battle just in different variations

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Tanita Tikaram

 

All God’s children need traveling shoes
Drive your problems from here
All good people read good books
Now your conscience is clear
I hear you talk girl
Now your conscience is clear

In the morning I wipe my brow
Wipe the miles away
I like to think I can be so willed
And never do what you say
I’ll never hear you
And never do what you say

Look my eyes are just holograms
Look your love has drawn red from my hands
From my hands you know you’ll never be
More than twist in my sobriety
More than twist in my sobriety
More than twist in my sobriety

We just poked a little pie
For the fun people had at night
Late at night don’t need hostility
The timid smile and pause to free

I don’t care about their different thoughts
Different thoughts are good for me
Up in arms and chaste and whole
All God’s children took their toll

Look my eyes are just holograms
Look your love has drawn red from my hands
From my hands you know you’ll never be
More than twist in my sobriety
More than twist in my sobriety
More than twist in my sobriety

Cup of tea, take time to think, yea
Time to risk a life, a life, a life
Sweet and handsome
Soft and porky
You pig out ’til you’ve seen the light
Pig out ’til you’ve seen the light

Half the people read the papers
Read them good and well
Pretty people, nervous people
People have got to sell
News you have to sell

Look my eyes are just holograms
Look your love has drawn red from my hands
From my hands you know you’ll never be
More than twist in my sobriety
More than twist in my sobriety
More than twist in my sobriety

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile. Steve Maraboli.

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The Teapot, Serene and Genteel

The very sight of a teapot puts a smile on the face of most people. One cannot help but  think of more serene and genteel times. From a whimsical child’s teapot to an elegant English Teapot, to collectible teapots that adorn some homes,
they are a subtle reminder of all that is good in this world.

~Barbara Roberts  (This is me enjoying my 15 minutes of fame!)

http://gardenpartyteas.com/blog/tea-poems-and-quotes/

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.

  ~Maya Angelou

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“All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that,
And I intend to end up there.

This drunkenness began in some other tavern.
When I get back around to that place,
I’ll be completely sober. Meanwhile,
I’m like a bird from another continent, sitting in this aviary.
The day is coming when I fly off,
But who is it now in my ear who hears my voice?
Who says words with my mouth?

Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.

This poetry. I never know what I’m going to say.
I don’t plan it.
When I’m outside the saying of it, I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.

We have a huge barrel of wine, but no cups.
That’s fine with us. Every morning
We glow and in the evening we glow again.”

― Rumi

There is certainly a satisfaction and dignity to be gained in coming to terms with the mistakes one has made in the course of one’s life”

― Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World

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Every man has his dignity. I’m willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.

Denis Diderot

We have learned that the satisfaction of instincts cannot be the sole aim of our lives.”

― Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

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Sobriety is a jewel
That I do much adore;
And therefore keep me dancing
Though drunkards lie and snore.
O mind your feet, O mind your feet,
Keep dancing like a wave,
And under every dancer
A dead man in his grave.
No ups and downs, my pretty,
A mermaid, not a punk;
A drunkard is a dead man,
And all dead men are drunk.

William Butler Yeats

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, Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos

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“After years of feeling like a misfit, I’ve realized that the world is full of other misfits, all of us identifying with Hobbits – – the little guys whom no one else respects. And who quietly end up changing the course of history.”
― Tess Gerritsen

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, Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos

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“I found the prospect daunting, but somehow comforting, too, because the counselors insisted it could be done, and, after all, many of them were recovering alcoholics themselves.”

― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

Amy Studt is singing in my ear about misfits. This song used to mean so much to me; that’s because I’m a misfit.

― E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

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“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, Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos

The best cure for drunkenness is while sober to see a drunken man. Chinese.

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Modesty is the appendage to sobriety and is to chastity, to temperance, to humility as the fingers are to a garment. Bayard Taylor.

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I get no kick from champagne. Mere alcohol doesn’t thrill me at all, So tell me why should it be true That I get a kick out of you. Cole Albert Porter 1891 – 1964 Anything Goes 1934. I Get a Kick Out of You

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Sun Before the Long Wait

Jill Jones

Break gods on the steps under a forgotten sun
unwind what goes along, and what is led
fears that can’t approve or anxieties listen
time toughs the excuses out
having been released from the long wait.

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The paths that I imagined to have come Together and for good have simply crossed And carried on. And that delirium We found is cold and sober now and lost. Stephen Edgar.

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It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

http://www.inspirationfalls.com/absence-quotes/

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A drunken night makes a cloudy morning. Danish .

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In Martin’s Bar the topless waitresses
are all sober, their perfectly matched tits
jump at the drunks while upstairs
a poet listens to the race results.

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My window-sill is level with the faces in the street.
Drifting past, drifting past,
To the beat of weary feet.
While I sorrow for the owners of those faces in the street.

Faces in the Street

Henry Lawson

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