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Checking your ego, abandoning it, letting it go, is a huge part of recovery from addiction.
MySpace is an addiction.
Jane's Addiction has only put out new music when our hearts were in and when we had something to say creatively.
I think I have an adrenaline addiction, no question about that.
There's a pattern when tours start - a pattern of infighting, of making up, of breaking up, of addiction. There's a pattern of going to jail. There's a pattern of passion for music.
We have seen what the dependence and addiction to foreign oil has done to us economically.
I have a bit of a traveling addiction, and, ah, yeah. I went to, ah, Bali this summer.
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
W. H. Auden
Trying to overcome addiction is one of the hardest things for a person to do. And the fact that I had to do it under the scrutiny of tabloid press at first made it seem even more difficult. But in fact, it oddly ended up being a plus. Because of the tabloid stuff, it wasn't like I could walk into a bar and order a drink.
The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief but to maintain the apparatus of addiction.
I taught myself computer. Then Macintosh came along, and it became a really bad addiction. If I wasn't in show business, I'd have pocket protectors growing out of my chest. I do everything on it. It's kinda sick.
When I have a creative insight, there is a high. I think back in the day, I made music as much as I did because it made me feel so good. I think you could argue that there is a creative addiction - but, you know, the healthy kind.
Pomegranate juice has staying power. It's not a fad. Once people have tasted POM Wonderful, they say they are addicted - and it's a good addiction to have.
We must move in our recovery from one addiction to another for two major reasons: first, we have not recognized and treated the underlying addictive process, and second, we have not accurately isolated and focused upon the specific addictions.
Anne Wilson Schaef
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.
I know being pregnant and giving birth is the most wonderful thing on Earth. I know that after you have a baby, there is a sense of addiction, a need to have another. It's biological.
Janine di Giovanni
People who have never had an addiction don't understand how hard it can be.
Addiction is a really hard thing to kick.
We humans have become dependent on plastic for a range of uses, from packaging to products. Reducing our use of plastic bags is an easy place to start getting our addiction under control.
All behavioral or mood disorders - including depression, OCD, ADHD and addiction - have some neurochemical components, but sufferers can still work to overcome them.
I am convinced now that virtually every destructive behavior and addiction I battled off and on for years was rooted in my (well-earned) insecurity.
A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction.
I have made an art form of the interview. The French are the best interviewers, despite their addiction to the triad, like all Cartesians.
We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely... change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.
George A. Sheehan
Contemplation is an alternative consciousness that refuses to identify with or feed what are only passing shows. It is the absolute opposite of addiction, consumerism or any egoic consciousness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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