24 April 2021

13 of 180 QUOTES by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous in ALL DRINKING ASIDE (Chapters 21 - 30, Part Three of Nine)

 Chapter 21 (My Power Grid)

"Never confuse movement with action." - Ernest Hemingway

*****

My attempts to regain power over my drinking was like "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic" as it was sinking. My actions were futile in the face of repeated catastrophic results. Surrender to Win. 

*****

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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.

Ernest Hemingway's Quote (pictured) opens Chapter 21 (My Power Grid) of All Drinking Aside.

Whatever your past experience, include All Drinking Aside in your future. it's the Right Move. Act.




Chapter 22 (The Intelligence of Trees)

"Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning." - Malcolm Gladwell

*****

ADDICTION is HARD WORK & MEANINGLESS, Malcolm. 

That PRISON DOOR feels SOLDERED SHUT, yet is WIDE-OPEN. 

INSANITY, Mr. Gladwell, 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.

Malcolm Gladwell's Quote (pictured) opens Chapter 22 (The Intelligence of Trees) of All Drinking Aside.

Resolve to read it. Explore your mind within its pages. Check out the 5 Star Reviews on Amazon.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." - Demosthenes

*****

SELF-DECEPTION seems part and parcel of the ADDICT'S BRAIN. The Brain craves its substance and will deceive you into believing it is INSTRUMENTAL for SURVIVAL (My variant on the pictured Quote)..

*****

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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 Demosthenes (pictured) closes Chapter 22 (The Intelligence of Trees) 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.



Chapter 23 (Fireworks of Darkness within Darkness)

"It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept." - Bill Watterson

*****

My ADDICTION made me feel the VICTIM of an UNCHOSEN REALITY. Not Totally TRUE, I suppose. True RESPONSIBILITY would not be mine to own until in RECOVERY.

*****

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 Bill Waterson Quote (pictured) opens Chapter 23 (Fireworks of Darkness within Darkness) 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 



"Sometimes a majority simply means that all the fools are on the same side." - Claude McDonald

*****

FADS, MASS HYSTERIA & RIOTS are all forms of COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR. Being Wary of Groups made my EARLY RECOVERY especially difficult, but experience had shown me that I, for one, could not get SOBER without help. I had to REJOIN  the HUMAN RACE were I to SURVIVE.

*****

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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#alcoholism #addiction #recovery #books

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

This Claude McDonald Quote (pictured) closes Chapter 23 (Fireworks of Darkness within Darkness) 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 


Chapter 25 (Obviously Obliterated)

"Sometimes the truth of a thing is not so much in the think of it, as in the feel of it." - Stanley Kubrick

*****

The TRUTH was not so PALPABLE to me in Chapter 25 (Obviously Obliterated) of All Drinking Aside. "My past unravels as my future unfurls" as stated by me there shows my GRASP on Truth was TENUOUS at best.

*****

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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#alcoholism #addiction #recovery #books

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

This Quote by Stanley Kubrick (pictured) opens Chapter 25 (Obviously Obliterated) 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 



Chapter 26 (Pompeii in Motion)

"The world breaks us all. Afterward, some are stronger in the broken places." - Ernest Hemingway

*****

Sometimes an EPIPHANY is the result of SCATTERED SOURCES coming together. This Quote by Hemingway is one of several sources (including the visual inspiration of Kintsugi, the Japanese Art of repairing broken pottery with gold) that made BECOMING UNBROKEN the title to my second book-in-the-works.

*****

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 Ernest Hemingway (pictured) opens Chapter 26 (Pompeii in Motion) 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.



"The ego is not master of its own house." - Sigmund Freud

*****

I CAN'T ALWAYS BE SERIOUS (otherwise, how ever would I remain sober?). Today's Quote from my book reminds me of something I once heard in a Recovery Meeting: EGO is NOT MY AMIGO!

*****

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 Sigmund Freud (pictured) closes Chapter 26 (Pompeii in Motion) 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 27 (F--k You, Gentle Reader)

"Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself." - Jane Wagner

*****

It is a COINCIDENCE that my tongue-in-cheek title for the Chapter that ends with the pictured Quote is F--K YOU, GENTLE READER? 

You Decide.

*****

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 Jane Wagner (pictured) closes Chapter 27 (F--k You, Gentle Reader) 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 28 (Didn't You Used to Be Somebody?)

"I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson

*****

It took HARD WORK (see pictured quote) to get from DIDN'T YOU USED TO BE SOMEBODY? (the title of the Chapter that contains this T.J. Quote) to feel okay WITHIN MY OWN SKIN.

*****

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 Thomas Jefferson (pictured) closes Chapter 28 (Didn't You Used to Be Somebody?) 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 29 ( Reuptake Alcohol, Delusional Effects)

"When I do good, I feel good. And that is my religion." - Abraham Lincoln

*****

This Quote by Lincoln SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. 

Why?

Because Lincoln SPOKE FOR HIMSELF.

*****

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 Abraham Lincoln (pictured) opens Chapter 29 (Reuptake Alcohol, Delusional Effects) 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.



"It only takes one person to change your life - you." - Ruth Casey

*****

I ALONE COULD DO IT, BUT I COULDN'T DO IT ALONE.

*****

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 Ruth Casey (pictured) closes Chapter 29 (Reuptake Alcohol, Delusional Effects) 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 30 (Hammer and Chisel)

"The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment." - Doug Larson

*****

I WANTED ONLY TO NOT DIE AND TO NOT DRINK (Got more than I asked for).

*****

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 Doug Larson (pictured) closes Chapter 30 (Hammer and Chisel) 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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