Music never did, in his continual search for that sober connection--intimacy with one person over a long period of time, as opposed to periods of intimacy with a bunch of random faces.” ― Jess C.Scott, “I had no idea what time I’d left, how I’d gotten home, who’d been up here, and how long he, she, or they had stayed.” It was late so I was (thankfully) too tired to laugh out loud, but instead just told him that since he didn’t do it on purpose, and didn’t woof the whole fucking thing down after realizing it was a booze cake, he was probably okay.(Besides, there isn’t much more than a good bar drink in “rum-soaked” cakes anyway.) Although I thought his thinking was a little extreme, I would rather have him react that way than have the cavalier attitude that some chronic relapsers do.And all my efforts were doomed, because already drinking hadn’t made me feel good in years.” ― Heather King, “I personally believe this: We have only today; yesterday's gone and tomorrow is uncertain. But to be strong enough both to bear the one and to be sober in the other is the mark of a man who has a perfect and invincible soul.” ― Marcus Aurelius, “There are hours for rest, and hours for wakefulness; nights for sobriety and nights for drunkenness—(if only so that possession of the former allows us to discern the latter when we have it; for sad as it is, no human body can be happily drunk all the time).” ― Roman Payne, “I kept waiting for something bigger, something more profound, something that I could hitch myself to and be carried away once and for all to the heaven-on-earth that I deserved.I kept struggling for control, which was really a demand for everything I wanted--peace, happiness, love, perfection--all at once, right now, and for all time. And when it wasn't, which was most of the time, I got really anxious, and when I got anxious, I started thinking about how good it would feel to get high again.
Many worthwhile careers in the street-cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.” ― Terry Pratchett, “I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes.To have our eyes open soberly with all our senses and memory intact allows some of the most rewarding, soul-nourishing, and long-lasting pleasures possible.” ― Alexandra Katehakis, “Could man be drunk for ever With liquor, love, or fights, Lief should I rouse at morning And lief lie down of nights.But men at whiles are sober And think by fits and starts, And if they think, they fasten Their hands upon their hearts.” ― A. Housman, “Sex parties, alcohol and drugs lost their appeal to Sven after a while.” ― Anna Davis, “When one looks at the world directly, the eyes fixate the assemblage point, and no more movement is possible. Under such conditions there can be no fluidity or sobriety.