04 May 2021

17 of 180 QUOTES by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous in ALL DRINKING ASIDE (Chapters 41 - 50, Part Five of Nine)

 Chapter 41 Safely Crazed

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth." - Umberto Eco

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The UNIVERSE does not wish me any particular harm and is essentially indifferent, as Umberto Eco implies here. It's the LOVE & HATE (& other emotions) of mere MORTALS I'm on the lookout for.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Umberto Eco (pictured) opens Chapter 41 (Safely Crazed) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 42 Optimal Delusions

"Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small steps." - David Lloyd George

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D.L.G. reminds me of leaps of faith here. To tell the truth, I think most of my epiphanies are the hopscotch of inductive and deductive reasoning jumping out of the airplane in hopes of a working parachute.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by David Lloyd George (pictured) opens Chapter 42 (Optimal Delusions) of All Drinking Aside.

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"You desire to know the art of living, my friend...  ? Make use of suffering." - Henry F. Amiel

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Best as I can tell, the Human Condition could be retitled as The Joy of Suffering, making Cognitive Use of the Dissonance in my midst.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Henri Frederic Amiel (pictured) closes Chapter 42 (Optimal Delusions) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 43 My Battle, My Bottle, My Brain

"The child is father to the man." - Gerald Manley Hopkins

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Reminiscent of "Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps," this Gerald Manly Hopkins quote means deeply so much more to me than that. 

The Child I was Became an Addict and 30 years later, I was physically a man, yet a Boy-Child was dormant inside of me. I had no bootstraps to pull myself up by. No boots, no nothing. And I could not, would not become Adult alone. 

Most all of my Growing Up Sober was with much help from others who had done the same. Not all live to tell the Tale. Humility and Gratitude marked the Trail I learned to walk upon. Truly, this Child was the Father to this Man.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Gerald Manley Hopkins (pictured) opens Chapter 43 (My Battle, My Bottle, My Brain) of All Drinking Aside.

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"One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things." - Henry Miller

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A DRINK was Behind, in Front of, Next to & Inside of Everything I Did, Felt & Thought when I first got SOBER. It took me years in Recovery to Realize that Recovery is Possible, Doable, Irreplaceable.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Henry Miller (pictured) closes Chapter 43 (My Battle, My Bottle, My Brain) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 44 Sweet Oblivion, Pretty Poison 05/07/21

"Humor is just another defense against the universe." - Mel Brooks

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My BEST & WORST Self-Made Joke: I like corn because it makes me smile EAR-to-EAR!

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Mel Brooks (pictured) opens Chapter 44 (Sweet Oblivion, Pretty Poison) of All Drinking Aside

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Chapter 45 Albino Grubs

"Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival." Hannah Arendt

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I was AFRAID I could not survive WITHOUT ALCOHOL because I had a growing dependence upon it. My instinct for survival felt hijacked. Things could stop me from drinking, sure, like a gun to the head saying "drink that and you're dead." That could stop me from drinking, yes, but remove that impediment and I was off to the races. Whatever might stop me from drinking would have to be removed, whatever the consequences. NOW & MORE were my OPERATIVE WORDS.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Hannah Arendt (pictured) opens Chapter 45 (Albino Grubs) of All Drinking Aside.

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"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without also helping himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Lost in a Lost World" is a song title. It's alright if you've never heard it. I'm using the phrase here to describe how I felt in the deepest part of my addiction. The profound truth of this Emerson quote could not have sunk into my thick skull back then, but I embrace it today as I embrace you with my words.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson (pictured) closes Chapter 45 (Albino Grubs) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 46 Implosions

"The way to love anything is to realize it might be lost." - G.K. Chesterton

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Everything is Transitory. That's why some say that Life is Suffering. I had inklings of it before I began my Drinking Career. "The Sadness of a Happy Time," sophomoric as it may have been, was this youth's knowledge that nothing can, will or should last forever. "Lost in a Lost World" (here we go again).

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by G.K. Chesterton (pictured) opens Chapter 46 (Implosions) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 47 Alcoholic Bonsai Bastard

"Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Some I know (perhaps myself at times) include Intentions in their Image of Self. Intentions may start as Promises, but they become Lies when not Fulfilled (see almost every page of my book).

OLD JOKE: How can you tell when an Alcoholic is Lying? When they open their mouth.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (pictured) opens Chapter 47 (Alcoholic Bonsai Bastard) of All Drinking Aside.

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"A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well." - Dan Rather


Chapter 48 This Pickle Must Change

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau



"What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes." - Samuel Beckett



Chapter 49 My Hiroshima, My Nagasaki

"A mind stretched by a new idea never shrinks back to its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes



"I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line." - Lucille Ball



Chapter 50 Safety In Numbers

"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated." - Alec Bourne



"I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money." - Pablo Picasso



27 April 2021

17 of 180 QUOTES by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous in ALL DRINKING ASIDE (Chapters 31 - 40, Part Four of Nine)

 Chapter 31 Unnatural Disaster

"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates

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TWO LIVES EXAMINED is the Eventual Price of Entry into a Sustainable Recovery: The ADDICTED LIFE & the LIFE IN RECOVERY that is RECONSTRUCTED. I am Worth it. I am Worthy. I am Becoming Whole.

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This Quote by Socrates (pictured) opens Chapter 31 (Unnatural Disaster) of All Drinking Aside.

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"There are two ways to slide easily through life - to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking." - Alfred Korzybski

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I am far from religious in the traditional sense, but even MOTHER TERESA had periods of being deeply tormented by DOUBT. By my view (and likely Korzybski's), her inward turmoil only increased her CONVICTIONS finally. Learning of her internal dialogues only increased my admiration of her accomplishments. She REVEALED HER INTELLECT & HER HUMANITY. 

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Alfred Korzybski (pictured) closes Chapter 31 (Unnatural Disaster) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 32 I Killed Reality, Reality Killed Me Back

"In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing." - Antonio Porchia

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Like the hearts that beats in our chests, Antonio Porchia's heart in the pictured Quote seems, too, to be a muscle whose use increases its strength and disuse leads to atrophy. 

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Antonio Porchia (pictured) opens Chapter 32 (I Killed Reality, Reality Killed Me Back) of All Drinking Aside.

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"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." - Malcolm X

*****

This takes me back to the late 1960's Viet Nam War Protests and my first large public speech at Lehigh University. I read a poem I wrote at a Peace Protest Rally. This Quote has stuck with me ever since.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Malcolm X (pictured) closess Chapter 32 (I Killed Reality, Reality Killed Me Back) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 33 I'm Sober. Jean-Paul is Dead.

"If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe." - Carl Sagan

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Ultimately, the wellspring of creativity is others, as far I can see. Anything I've ever considered original with me, upon reflection, has been a mere reconfiguration of my experience with others, including the origins of words. If I were to speak at length on Humility, it would always include this Sagan Quote.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Carl Sagan (pictured) opens Chapter 33 (I'm Sober. Jean-Paul is Dead) of All Drinking Aside.

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"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." - Louisa May Alcott

*****

My Sinking Boat, afloat a Sea of Alcohol, was Steered by Fear. For 30 years Control over Alcohol slid from my fingers and 8 years of failed attempts at Sobriety did not Bolster me. Today, 16 additional years later, this Alcott Quote finally makes sense. Learning to Live Sober has sailed my ship through Pneumonia, Cancer & whatever the next storm may be. Today, a Realistic Optimism guides my ship, Louisa May. A Sober Salut to you is offered here!

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Louisa May Alcott (pictured) opens Chapter 33 (I'm Sober. Jean-Paul is Dead) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 34 Seeing Eyeball to Egg Yolk

"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality." - Ayn Rand

*****

Passing out drunk onto a plate of eggs, eyeball to egg yolk, as it were, did not stop my alcoholic descent. It was funny, darkly, not quite portending the increasingly dangerous bingeing blackout drinking days to come. Yes, darker days and deeper consequences would soon catch up to me.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Ayn Rand (pictured) opens Chapter 34 (Seeing Eyeball to Egg Yolk) of All Drinking Aside.

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"Only fools learn from their own mistakes." - Russian Proverb

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This Russian Proverb, has been one of the hardest truths for me to swallow. Self-taught, on my haunches over the toilet bowel, I would learn that drinking more would eventually end the sickness brought on by too much alcohol. Learning lessons from the mistakes of others would take a decade longer. 

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Russian Proverb (pictured) ends Chapter 34 (Seeing Eyeball to Egg Yolk) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 35 Cocaine-Laced Icing On My Rum Cake

"If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others." - Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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GOSSIPING About Others and COMPLAINING of Our Own Dire Straights are the EVIL TWINS of INDOLENCE. POSITVE PROGRESS Dwells in a Mindset, Actions Big and Small & Not in Doing Nothing but talk, Talk, TALK.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld (pictured) opens Chapter 35 (Cocaine-Laced Icing on My Rum Cake) of All Drinking Aside.

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"When things go wrong, don't go with them." - Anonymous

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Dull, Insipid, Banal, Trite.

But when not wrong, it's oh-so Right.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Anonymous (pictured) closes Chapter 35 (Cocaine-Laced Icing on My Rum Cake) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 36 A.D.D.: Alcohol Deficit Disorder

"A man's errors are his portals of discovery." - Source unknown

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ERROR. ERROR. ERROR. I humbly crawled and repeatedly fell before I could remain Sober without my Go-To Substance. My Delusional Thinking had a Momentum all its own. So much Unravelling to do before a Sober Tapestry could be brought to light. The Terror now mere Memory, Recovery so right.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by James Joyce (pictured) opens Chapter 36 (A.D.D.: Alcohol Deficit Disorder) of All Drinking Aside.

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"I have learned this: it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it." - Oscar Wilde

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The Consequences of my Alcoholic Descent Snow-Balled and the Road to Recovery was a rebuilding of what little remained worth salvaging and the creation of a new and sober life. 

I will be forever Becoming Unbroken.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Oscar Wilde (pictured) closes Chapter 36 (A.D.D.: Alcohol Deficit Disorder) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 37 Alcoholic, Straight or Iced

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world." - Arthur Schopenhauer

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My Field of Vision became limited in my Addiction. Like a Horse wearing Blinders, all I saw on the Road Ahead was Another Drink. In Recovery my Perception went from Constrained to Expansive.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer (pictured) opens Chapter 37 (Alcoholic, Straight or Iced) of All Drinking Aside.

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"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

*****

"I am a high-functioning alcoholic. Obviously you don't understand the creative process," I may have at one time answered if confronted by others about the mounting negative consequences of my daily debacles with drugs and alcohol.

Does "I was only fooling myself" ring any bells?

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (pictured) closess Chapter 37 (Alcoholic, Straight or Iced) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 38 Bartender, Give Me My Level of Addiction

"Simplicity is complexity well done." - Jeff Jarvis

*****

 I saw a T-Shirt on the Boardwalk which read: "Do I have a Drinking Problem? I drink. I get drunk. I fall down. No Problem!" 

With the Ease of the Flying Trapeze, I Wish my Words Only to Please, However Rarely Well-Done. I have a Writing Problem. It's that Simple.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

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"We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings." - Ovid

*****

I HURT MY OWN FEELINGS, in the most TWISTED Sense, of course. You see, ALCOHOL DEADENED All Feelings, not only those I Wished SUBMERGED.

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Immerse yourself in my Descent into Addiction and eventual Recovery in this Autobiographical Fiction. Emerge more fully whole.

ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction & Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal  

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Ovid (pictured) closes Chapter 38 (Bartender, Give Me My Level of Addiction) of All Drinking Aside.

Resolve to read it. Explore your own mind within its pages. Check out the 5 Star Reviews on the Amazon page while you're there: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO Enjoy.



Chapter 39 Deadly, Slowly, Consequently

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

*****

ALCOHOL was "my poison, my prison. A brick wall, a trap door, a cancer, a bad joke, an empty bottle, an excuse, a leaky faucet, a loan shark, a broken promise, a cracked mirror, an earthquake, an avalanche, a train wreck, a recurring nightmare." ALCOHOL WAS MY INSANITY.

*****

Immerse yourself in my Descent into Addiction and eventual Recovery in this Autobiographical Fiction. Emerge more fully whole.

ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction & Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal  

Find it on Amazon. Book it here: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO 

#alcoholism #addiction #recovery #books

All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Salvador Dali (pictured) opens Chapter 39 (Deadly, Slowlly, Consequently) of All Drinking Aside.

Resolve to read it. Explore your own mind within its pages. Check out the 5 Star Reviews on the Amazon page while you're there: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO Enjoy.