Drugs

“Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?” – Bill Hicks

“Ignore that nightmare in the bathroom. Just another ugly refugee from the Love Generation, some doom-struck gimp who couldn’t handle the pressure. My attorney has never been able to accept the notion – often espoused by reformed drug abusers and especially popular among those on probation – that you can get a lot higher without drugs than with them. And neither have I, for that matter.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Fuck the drug war. Dropping acid was a profound turning point for me, a seminal experience. I make no apologies for it. More people should do acid. It should be sold over the counter.” – George Carlin

“The best pitch I ever heard about cocaine was back in the early eighties when a street dealer followed me down the sidewalk going: I got some great blow man. I got the stuff that killed Belushi.” – Denis Leary

“If God dropped acid, would he see people?” – Steven Wright

“Of course drugs were fun. And that’s what’s so stupid about anti-drug campaigns: they don’t admit that. I can’t say I feel particularly scarred or lessened by my experimentation with drugs. They’ve gotten a very bad name.” – Angelica Houston

“Marijuana, when mixed with hay, causes death to the horses that eat it.” – New York Times, 1934

“The face of “evil” is always the face of total need. A dope fiend is a man in total need of dope. Beyond a certain frequency need knows absolutely no limit or control. In the words of total need: “Wouldn’t you?” Yes, you would. You would lie, cheat, inform your friends, steal, do anything to satisfy total need. Because you would be in a state of total sickness, total possession, and not in a position to act in any other way. Dope fiends are sick people who cannot act other than they do. A rabid dog cannot choose but bite.” – William S. Burroughs

“It (LSD) opened my eyes. We only use one-tenth of our brain. Just think of what we could accomplish if we could only tap that hidden part! It would mean a whole new world if the politicians would take LSD. There wouldn’t be any more war or poverty or famine.” – Paul McCartney

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” – Holy Bible

“New Rule: Stop putting psychedelic screensavers on computers. I sit down to check my e-mail, and the next thing I know it’s three days later, I’m in the desert, I’m banging on a drum, I’m naked, and somebody’s pierced my dick.” – Bill Maher

“Avoid all needle drugs – the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.” — Abbie Hoffman

“If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution — then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become a paradise.” – Aldous Huxley

“I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale.” – Bill Clinton

“All right, brain, I don’t like you and you don’t like me – so let’s just do this and I’ll get back to killing you with beer.” – Homer Simpson

“Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.” – Robin Williams

“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Nobody stopped thinking about those psychedelic experiences. Once you’ve been to some of those places, you think, ”How can I get back there again but make it a little easier on myself?” – Jerry Garcia

“Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use.” – Jimmy Carter

“They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you’re high, you can do everything you normally do just as well — you just realize that it’s not worth the fucking effort. There is a difference.” – Bill Hicks

“I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police.” – Keith Richards

“A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole.” – Frank Zappa

“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” – Ernest Hemingway

“I don’t respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I have a tendency to… if I get too mellow, I ripen and then rot.” — Woody Allen

“Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.” – Richard M. Nixon

“LSD is a psychedelic drug which occasionally causes psychotic behavior in people who have NOT taken it.” – Timothy Leary

“I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to ‘smack,’ and quickly.” – Dan Rather

“You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.” – William S. Burroughs

“I think that everything should be made available to everybody, and I mean LSD, cocaine, codeine, grass, opium, the works. Nothing on earth available to any man should be confiscated and made unlawful by other men in more seemingly powerful and advantageous positions.” – Charles Bukowski

“Cocaine is God’s way of telling you are making too much money.” – Robin Williams

“I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.” – Ronald Reagan

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.”– Hunter S. Thompson

“Why is there so much controversy about drug testing? I know plenty of guys who would be willing to test any drug they could come up with” – George Carlin

“40 million Americans smoked marijuana; the only ones who didn’t like it were Judge Ginsberg, Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton.” – Jay Leno

“If you didn’t do anything that wasn’t good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous. Have you noticed that? I’d like to find the bastard that thought that one up.” – Lemmy Kilmister

“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” – Bob Marley

“Drugs and alcohol are the cruel engines of many an artists’ creativity”

“Drugs are a bet with the mind” – Jim Morrison

“Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there can instantly fill up the emptiness inside” – Jean Kilbourne

“There’s not a drug on Earth that can make life meaningful”

“Drugs take you to hell, disguised as heaven”

“That’s all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end” – Ringo Starr

“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem” – Kurt Cobain

“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction” – Russell Brand

“All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for“ – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Addiction is like a curse and until it is broken, its victim will perpetually remain in the shackles of bondage“ – Oche Otorkpa

“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times” – Mark Twain

“The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Smoking helps you lose weight, one lung at a time!” – Alfred E Neuman

“Smoking is related to practically every terrible thing that can happen to you” – Loni Anderson

“Smoking is hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, and dangerous to the lungs” – King James

“If you ever lit a cigarette in your life, you have very little will to live” – Neale Donald Walsch

“A cigarette is the only consumer product which when used as directed kills its consumer” – Gro Brundtland

“The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror, not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray” – David Byrne

“Rather than you smoking a cigarette, the cigarette is really smoking you” – Anthony Liccione

“Not only will giving up cigarettes put more money in your pocket, your body will thank you for it” – Auliq Ice