We hope our alcohol quotes clarify how to go beyond alcohol and why it is still destroying people’s lives for a temporary gratification to escape mental pain.
We talk so much about how alcohol is bad for the heart, the liver, the social stigmas attached to it, the dangerous, addictive behavior that ruins many low-income households, etc.
They are only the tip of the iceberg reason for alcohol addiction.
Why One Becomes an Alcoholic?
What we failed to understand is why a human being decides to drink alcohol in the first place. Why one prefers a temporary high in the form of any substance abuse?
Because the individual is sad, frustrated, and is going through some mental distress. The mechanical and socially well-adjusted life one is living kills all the aliveness and newness in the person’s life, making one succumb to inner emptiness and loneliness.
They want a painkiller to shut this aching, suffering mind. So they reach for alcohol, drugs, smoking, rave parties, pubs, night bar, discotheques, etc., to calm and forget the current distressed state of mind, even if it’s for a short while.
Until we go deep into our current suffering, face it without wanting to escape to quick pleasures, and really see ‘who is the one suffering,’ the alcohol addiction will remain—no point in naming drinking good or bad.
Before making it a taboo, we need to introspect why alcohol and other psychoactive substances are in demand. Until sadness is there in our lives, all types of brain-stimulating intoxicants are there to thrive steadily.
Even rehabilitations can’t give us the guarantee that we will be free of alcohol consumption. One may embrace it again once suffering is back in life.
How to go beyond Alcohol?
So the wise way to eradicate alcohol from an individual’s life is to liberate a person from suffering itself.
We need to deeply realize we are all are worthy of living a beautiful and higher life.
We don’t deserve nor need any temporary alcohol happiness or short-lived pleasure that keeps us dissatisfied but life-long real happiness that exists beyond alcohol.
Next time, before you reach that alluring drink, acknowledge your pain wholeheartedly, and try finding a solution with courage. Alcohol is, after all, for the meek ones.
One of the highly recommended ways to come out of suffering is to make spiritual wisdom literature books your companions to live a really joyful and addiction-free life.
Some highly advisable life-changing books to get rid of mental suffering:
Upanishads, Bhakti Sutras, Buddha’s ‘Dhammapada,’ Saint Kabir’s Books, Shrimath Bahagavth Gita Verses, Zen Books, Taoism, Ramana Maharishi “Who Am I,” ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran, Sufi Mystic ‘Rumi’s poetry; Western Philosopher’s Voltaire, Arthur Schoppenheur, Immanuel Kant books, Jiddu Krishnamurti books, and Osho Books.
All these books have one thing in common: they talk in-depth about the nature of the mind and its relationship to human suffering. They are actual eye-openers to rise above sadness and taste higher happiness in reality.
Let’s understand grief, work on the core issue of inner pain, face it courageously to realize how strong we are despite the life obstacles, have the faith to renew the being, and give life a new chance.
Best Alcohol Quotes and Sayings
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
– Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity.
O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!
– William Shakespeare
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
– Seneca The Younger
Alcohol impairs calcium absorption by affecting the liver’s ability to activate vitamin D. Vitamin D is important in the metabolism of calcium. The more alcohol you drink, the more you hinder your body’s ability to build up and maintain healthy bones.
– Harvey & Marilyn Diamond
There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don’t know where you’re going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It’s like the throw of the dice.
– Jim Morrison
Reality is an illusion created by a lack of alcohol.
– N.F. Simpson
When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.
– Jimmy Breslin
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature.
– William James
Fill up the goblet and reach to me some! Drinking makes wise, but dry fasting makes glum.
– William R. Alger
No substance in nature, as far as yet known, has, when it reaches the brain, such power to induce mental and moral changes of a disastrous character as alcohol. Its transforming power is marvelous, and often appalling. It seems to open a way of entrance into the soul for all classes of foolish, insane or malignant spirits, who, so long as it remains in contact with the brain, are able to hold possession.
– Timothy Shay Arthur
Feeling that drinking is a form of suicide where you’re allowed to return to life and begin all over the next day. It’s like killing yourself, and then you’re reborn. I guess I’ve lived about ten or fifteen thousand lives now.
– Charles Bukowski
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
– George Bernard Shaw
To a drinker the sensation is real and pure and akin to something spiritual: you seek; in the bottle, you find.
– Caroline Knapp
Wine is bottled poetry.
– R L Stevenson
It is sad that people need alcohol to make them happy.
– Habeeb Akande
Then trust me, there’s nothing like drinking, So pleasant this side of the grave; It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes the valiant more brave.
– Charles Dibdin
Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.
– Bertrand Russell
Alcohol is the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
– George Bernard Shaw
When the wine is in, the wit is out.
– Thomas Becon
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
– Winston Churchill
Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
– Bob Marley
Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed by the facts.
– Finley Peter Dunne
Alcohol doesn’t console, it doesn’t fill up anyone’s psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn’t comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny.
– Marguerite Duras
Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.
– Marguerite Duras
Wine sets even a thoughtful man to singing, or sets him into softly laughing, sets him to dancing. Sometimes it tosses out a word that was better unspoken.
– The Odyssey
Wine makes a man better pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others.
– Samuel Johnson
There is a devil in every berry of the grape.
– The Koran
We hope our alcohol quotes collection inspired you to live life deeply and not fall into temporary honey traps.
Share it with your loved ones in social circles, and let them know that ‘alcohol is nothing but destruction.
Also, which alcohol quotes are your favorite?
Let us know in the comments!