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    It's an addiction. I love clothes. I like to go down Melrose and look in all the windows and I go to different flea markets. I have lots of costumes. You never know when you're going to have to dress up like a milkmaid from the 1600s.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: addiction 
     
    The technology broadens an individual's social field massively and at the same time makes it much, much easier and cheaper to consume gossip. We have the same appetite for gossip, but now its acquisition is even easier than grabbing sugary and fatty foods off a supermarket shelf. And look where that got us. When you watch people in public desperately punching away at their machines, it's hard not to think of addictions.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    It wasn't a deliberate decision to become a poet. It was something I found myself doing - and loving. Language became an addiction.
    — Yusef Komunyakaa
    Addiction is a revolt of the soul.
    — Yehuda Berg
    tags: soul  addiction 
     
    Enslavement to your own weakness - be it an addiction to alcohol, or to a woman or to fame - it's degrading, and it means losing your dignity and your freedom.
    — Wojciech Kurtyka
    It's time to transition beyond our fossil fuel addiction to a just economy based on green jobs, renewable energy, and local organic food.
    — Winona LaDuke
    tags: time  food  energy  addiction  job 
     
    Anyone who would tackle our current addiction to fossil fuels is going to have to maneuver around denial.
    — William H. Calvin
    tags: addiction  denial 
     
    Addictions [...] started out like magical pets, pocket monsters. They did extraordinary tricks, showed you things you hadn't seen, were fun. But came, through some gradual dire alchemy, to make decisions for you. Eventually, they were making your most crucial life-decisions. And they were [...] less intelligent than goldfish.
    — William Gibson
    tags: decision  addiction  fun 
     
    Sometimes, when I hear people without experience of addiction blame addicts for their behaviour I feel like saying to them: "You simply don't understand - how can a child be held responsible for doing such a dreadful thing to himself?" But then again, at other times I have to acknowledge: it was done wilfully.
    — Will Self
    I used to find myself goofed out in the street on drugs. And I had such a bad problem with addiction at the time that I didn't mind. I was dealing cocaine and shooting up a lot of cocaine. And that's not a good space to be in.
    — Will Self
    tags: time  problem  addiction  space  bad  drugs  mind 
     
    See what it is you would like to attract into your life. See how you would like your business to go, your relationships to go, and even your body to go in terms of overcoming addictions and dealing with weight and health issues.
    — Wayne Dyer
    All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
    — W. H. Auden
    tags: addiction  sin 
     
    While the Internet generally tends to have a stress-relieving function for adults - as long as they aren't inclined toward sex addiction - I don't see this being the case for adolescents.
    — Volkmar Sigusch
    tags: adult  addiction  sex  internet 
     
    Drug addiction is an incredibly difficult challenge to manage on one's own. When I think of all the stories I've heard from people, the common denominator is that they all were ultimately able to find somebody who was willing to support them. Maybe it was someone they knew, like a parent or a sibling or a friend; other times it was a treatment center with a compassionate staff who didn't give up on them. That made all the difference.
    — Vivek Murthy
    Drug addiction is tearing our communities and our country apart, and until we decide we're going to think differently about it, until we decide that we're going to invest as a country in prevention and treatment, until we decide that as individuals we're going to step up and do our part to address this epidemic, we're not going to solve this.
    — Vivek Murthy
    If a child has an older sibling involved in an addiction, there is a 90 percent chance that he or she will get involved too.
    — Virgil Miller Newton
    I enjoy the fact that, as a gay man, there's relatively little pressure on me to act like a grown-up, but also I see the pitfalls that we're susceptible to, addiction, isolation, loneliness, mental illness, not to mention the embarrassing fashion choices.
    — Vestal McIntyre
    By kicking its carbon addiction, America will increase its national wealth and generate millions of jobs that can't be outsourced.
    — Van Jones
    tags: addiction  job  america  wealth 
     
    I had always turned it down-to me, smoking pot was absolutely the worst thing in the world. I thought of it as an addiction, and all my friends who smoked it, I felt they really needed help.
    — Tommy Rettig
    I think I have an adrenaline addiction, no question about that.
    — Tom Waits
    The pervasive brutality in current fiction - the death, disease, dysfunction, depression, dismemberment, drug addiction, dementia, and dreary little dramas of domestic discord - is an obvious example of how language in exploitative, cynical or simply neurotic hands can add to the weariness, the darkness in the world.
    — Tom Robbins
    Being forcefully rattled out of our consumer mentality - our addiction to comfort and convenience can create an opportunity for us [people] to reconnect with what we really value and with the qualities of life that really can sustain us - which include reconnecting with our roles as citizens, community members, and human beings.
    — Tim DeChristopher
    The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature.
    — Thorstein Veblen
    If, nevertheless, textbooks of pharmacology legitimately contain a chapter on drug abuse and drug addiction, then, by the same token, textbooks of gynecology and urology should contain a chapter on prostitution; textbooks of physiology, a chapter on perversion; textbooks of genetics, a chapter on the racial inferiority of Jews and Negroes.
    — Thomas Szasz
    tags: abuse  addiction  drugs 
     
    Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condense and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.
    — Thomas Szasz
    The disease concept of homosexuality as with the disease concept of all so-called mental illnesses, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, or suicide conceals the fact that homosexuals are a group of medically stigmatized and socially persecuted individuals. ... Their anguished cries of protest are drowned out by the rhetoric of therapy just as the rhetoric of salvation drowned out the [cries] of heretics.
    — Thomas Szasz
    With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, more people will have insurance coverage and, in principle, be eligible for more care.
    — Thomas R. Insel
    Our president's latest energy initiative was to go to Saudi Arabia and beg King Abdullah to give us a little relief on gasoline prices. I guess there was some justice in that. When you, the president, after 9/11, tell the country to go shopping instead of buckling down to break our addiction to oil, it ends with you, the president, shopping the world for discount gasoline.
    — Thomas Friedman
    Drugs are about dulling perception, about addiction and about behavioral repetition...What *psychedelics* are about is pattern- dissolving experiences of an extraordinarily high or different awareness. They are the exact opposite of drugs. They promote questioning , they promote consciousness, they promote value examinations, they promote the reconstruction of behavioral patterns.
    — Terence McKenna
    I've triumphed over addiction.
    — Tatum O'Neal
    tags: addiction 
     
    Addictions and mental disorders are like a disease, and they need treatment.
    — Syesha Mercado
    tags: mental  addiction 
     
    We must be unafraid to be utterly honest, to honor our gut feelings, and to say and do the unpopular when necessary. We have to give up our addiction to other people's opinions and surrender to the freedom of acting with strength and courage.
    — Suzanne Falter-Barns
    I got addicted to the addiction book. I actually started developing all the addictions of the people in the book that I was writing about, without realizing it.
    — Susan Shapiro
    I have an addictive personality myself and one of the things I've learned is, you're always in recovery. Part of my healing process is being a mentor and teacher and helping people. Yet, at the same time, I have to be very careful about my own addictions.
    — Susan Shapiro
    We know that material things don't offer contentment, but we still buy more-more of the props and gadgets our culture tells us we must have in order to be happy and "happening." Our addiction to consumption distracts us from seeing that we are disconnected from ourselves, from our truth and from one another. Any euphoria we gain from our material gains is fleeting at best.
    — Susan L. Taylor
    Our [western] culture embraces sex addiction. If I drink too much or rack up credit-card debt or lose the rent in Vegas, that's bad. But if I have many lovers, that's good.
    — Susan Cheever
    tags: culture  addiction  bad  sex  lover 
     
    Addiction isnt about substance - you arent addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.
    — Susan Cheever
    tags: addiction  mood 
     
    For a while, I had this uncontrollable urge - this addiction to danger. Now I look back and I think, 'Gee, what an idiot. I was risking my life just for the sensation of it.'
    — Steven Seagal
    tags: addiction  danger  idiot 
     
    Marijuana is not addictive. People are the addicts and they will find a substance or a belief that will feed the addiction they need to make their day go away. Meaning one looks for a substance that allows them not to live with who and what they really are. To stop addiction we must treat the patient and stop blaming everyone and everything else but the abuser.
    — Steven Machat
    I do think, as crazy as it sounds, that sports is an addiction and that it should be accorded some of the same supports as any other addiction.
    — Steve Almond
    tags: addiction  crazy 
     
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