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

*****

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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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 Socrates (pictured) opens Chapter 31 (Unnatural Disaster) 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.



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

*****

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.

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 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

*****

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.

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.



"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.

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 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

*****

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.

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.




"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.

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 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: 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 Ayn Rand (pictured) opens Chapter 34 (Seeing Eyeball to Egg Yolk) 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.



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

*****

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: 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 Russian Proverb (pictured) ends Chapter 34 (Seeing Eyeball to Egg Yolk) 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 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

*****

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: 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 Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld (pictured) opens Chapter 35 (Cocaine-Laced Icing on My Rum Cake) 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.



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

*****

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.

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 36 A.D.D.: Alcohol Deficit Disorder

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

*****

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.

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.



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

*****

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.

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 37 Alcoholic, Straight or Iced

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

*****

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.

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.



"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: 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 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (pictured) closess Chapter 37 (Alcoholic, Straight or Iced) 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 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.

*****

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 Jeff Jarvis (pictured) opens 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.




"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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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.

*****

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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 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.




 

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