Alcoholism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old alcoholism quotes, alcoholism sayings, and alcoholism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Alcoholism is an imperfect spiritual longing.     

Tom Robbins

One key symptom of alcoholism is that the individual comes to need a drink for every mood--one to calm down, one to perk up, one to celebrate, one to deal with disappointment, and so on.     

Phyllis A. Balch

Alcoholism is a devastating, potentially fatal disease. The primary symptom of having it is telling everyone--including yourself--that you are not an alcoholic.     

Herbert l. Gravitz

Alcoholism is a well documented pathological reaction to unresolved grief.     

David Cook

Alcoholism is a disease of the whole person.     

Maurice Gelinas

The first step toward recovery from alcoholism is the recognition that a problem exists. Once the problem drinker breaks through denial and admits to having a problem, a range of treatment options become available.     


Alcoholism is the disease of more.     

Caroline Knapp

Alcoholism is the only disease that you can get yelled at for having.     

Mitch Hedberg

Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic.     


I became a very angry person and it was all due to alcoholism.     

Christopher Atkins

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.     

Bob Marley

Alcohol does not solve problems but becomes a problem in itself.     

Amit Abraham

A drinking man's someone who wants to forget he isn't still young and believing.     

Tennessee Williams

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.     


Drunkenness is temporary suicide.     

Bertrand Russell

A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.     

Thomas Fuller

Alcohol is a good preservative for everything but brains.     

Mary Pettibone Poole

Alcoholism and drug addiction are killer of mental and physical health. Alcoholic and drug addicts are killing themselves slowly.     

Dr T.P.Chia

Alcoholism is a thief of health, mental sanity and human dignity.     

Dr T.P.Chia

Alcoholism is above all a disease of denial.     

David Stafford

Alcoholism is a choice... not a life sentence.     

David Norman

Alcoholism or addiction is a disease because it fits the definition of disease. It is progressive and chronic, and left untreated, it will kill.     

Irene Tomkinson

Alcohol is a very patient drug. It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time.     

Mercedes McCambridge

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.     

George Bernard Shaw

The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity.     


The intermediate stage between socialism and capitalism is alcoholism.     

Norman Brenner

When the wine goes in, strange things come out.     

Friedrich Schiller

Alcoholism does more havoc than three historical scourge together; famine, plague and war.     

William Gladstone

Alcohol decimated the working class and so many people.     

Martin Scorsese

Alcohol is the cause of all my problems.     

Jayson Williams