Drug Sayings and Quotes

Some people get high on life, but for others only mind bending substances will do. With the ease of access and popularity of pills, prescription drugs are now getting in on the action. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about drugs.


Drugs and alcohol are the cruel engine of many an artists' creativity.     

Nathan Hartzenberg

I love drugs, but I hate hangovers, and the hatred of the hangover wins by a landslide every time.     

Margaret Cho

The drug culture has shaped at least one major change since the Sixties; It became the basis for overloading our prisons.     

Jimmy Carter

I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted my consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota.     

Fran Lebowitz

Everything is a drug. Family, art, causes, new shoes... We're all just tweaking our chem to avoid the void.     

Joss Whedon

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem.     

Kurt Cobain

I don't do drugs. I am drugs.     

Salvador Dali

Don't waste good drugs on killing yourself. Share them with friends and have a party. Or send them to me.     

Chuck Palahniuk

Drugs are not always necessary. Belief in recovery always is.     

Norman Cousins

I was more addicted to self destruction then to the drugs themselves ... something very romantic about it     

Gerard Way

Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.     

Philip K. Dick

Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.     

Lily Tomlin

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.     

Hunter S. Thompson

I learned why they're called wonder drugs -- you wonder what they'll do to you.     

Harlan Miller

You can turn back on a person, but you can never turn your back on a drug, especially when it's waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.     

Hunter S. Thompson

It's not a war on drugs, it's a war on personal freedom.     

Bill Hicks

There is only one reason why men become addicted to drugs—they are weak men. Only strong men are cured, and they cure themselves.     

Martin H. Fischer

The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine.     

William Osler, M.D.

Drugs are a bet with the mind.     

Jim Morrison

Drugs are reality's legal loopholes.     

Jeremy P. Johnson

Marijuana is self-punishing. It makes you acutely sensitive, and in this world, what worse punishment could there be?     

P. J. O'Rourke

Addiction begins with the hope that something 'out there' can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.     

Jean Kilbourne

I don't need drugs to make my life tragic.     

Eddie Vedder

The experiences which drugs induce are as far removed from Reality as is a mirage, from water. No matter how much you pursue the mirage, you will never quench your thirst, and the search for Truth through drugs must end in disillusionment.     

Meher Baba

Experimenting with drugs is like target practice where your head is the bull.     

Michael Josephson

You should just say no to drugs. That will drive the prices down.     

Geechy Guy

Don't do drugs because if you do drugs you'll go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison.     

John Hardwick

Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system.     

P.J. O'Rourke

I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.     

M C Escher

If every drug in the world were abolished a physician would still be a useful member of society.     

Sir William Withey Gull

But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be. There are people wrecking their lives with addiction, which seems much more severe.     

Armistead Maupin

A miracle drug is any drug that will do what the label says it will do.     

Eric Hodgins

We broke up mostly because we didn't have a manager and everyone was on different drugs. I don't take them so it was a bit weird for me.     

Ian Brown

All drugs of any interest to any moderately intelligent person in America are now illegal.     

Thomas Szasz

Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed.     

Jimmy Carter

Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.     

Christopher Lasch

A drug is a substance which, if injected into a rabbit, produces a paper.     

Otto Loewi

I'm not an addictive personality, I just like getting high, that's all.     

Rita Mae Brown

I used to have a drug problem, now I make enough money.     

David Lee Roth

I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police.     

Keith Richards

I don't like people who take drugs... customs men for example.     

Mick Miller