“My father warned me about men and booze… but he never said anything about women and cocaine.”
— Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968).
― William S. Burroughs
Addiction is a powerful disease that is sly & crafty. It’s so sad when it claims another. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help if you need it.
All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation. – W.H. Auden
“Feebleness of will brings about weakness of head, and the abyss, in spite of its horror, comes to fascinate us, as though it were a place of refuge. Terrible danger! For this abyss is within us; this gulf, open like the vast jaws of an infernal serpent bent on devouring us, is in the depth of our own being, and our liberty floats over this void, which is always seeking to swallow it up.”
― Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Amiel’s Journal
“My schedule for today lists a six-hour self-accusatory depression.”
Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?