Hitting Rock Bottom Sayings and Quotes

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

Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.     

Justin Kanayurak

When you decide to hit rock bottom, humiliation is part of the deal.     

Guillaume Musso

I think this is what we all want to hear: that we are not alone in hitting the bottom, and that it is possible to come out of that place courageous, beautiful, and strong.     

Anna White

There would be no cloud-nine days without rock-bottom moments left below.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.     

J. K. Rowling

I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.     

Stevie Ray Vaughan

I don't believe in rock bottom. Rock bottom is like a fishing term.     

Charlie Sheen

Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around.     

Buddy Buie

hitting rock bottom doesn't' mean you have to stay there.     

Michelle Parsons

Your breakdown is a breakthrough.     

Andrea Benito

You can't truly appreciate the top if you've never hit rock bottom.     

Vanna B.

As I grow older, much older, I will experience many things, and I will hit rock bottom again and again. Again and again I will suffer; again and again I will get back on my feet. I will not be defeated. I won't let my spirit be destroyed.     

Banana Yoshimoto

And the best part about rock bottom is that you can only go up from there.     

Quinn Loftis

You may think you've hit rock bottom in your life but guess what there's more crud underneath those rocks.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

Rock bottom demands we pay a price for the ride back to the top.     

Toni Sorenson

The only good thing about hitting rock bottom is that it can't get any worse.     


The first casualty of hitting rock bottom is vanity.     

Richard Paul Evans

God may allow us at times to hit rock bottom, to show us He's the rock-at the bottom.     

Kirk Franklin

People say you have to hit rock bottom, and, I can tell you, almost dying is as rock bottom as it gets.     

George Best

When you hit rock bottom, you have nowhere to go but up.     

Pattie Mallette

Just when you think you've hit rock bottom, you realize you're standing on another trapdoor.     

Marisha Pessl

When you feel like you've had it up to here, and you're mad enough to scream, but you're sad enough to tear, that's rock bottom.     


Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.     

Muhammad Ali

To hit bottom is to fall from grace.     

Douglas Horton

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.     

Vaclav Havel

Hitting bottom and hitting it hard was the worst thing that ever happened to me and the best thing that ever happened to me.     

Dave Ramsey

I'm always on the go. I love doing things until I hit rock bottom. Then I need my 12 hours of sleep, and I'm on the go again.     

Maria Sharapova

I think you sometimes have to go hit rock bottom before you can grow and rebuild as a person.     

Paul Dano

You slam the bottom and either walk away or suck it up and get through it.     

Gabrielle Reece

Rock bottom for some people is death. Some people never learn from their mistakes. They don't learn from other people's mistakes.     

Tracy Morgan

I'm satisfied to go in at the bottom - that's the best way to learn what things are all about.     

Cesar Romero

Everyone hits bottom their own way.     

Eileen Brennan

Some of my lowest points were the most exciting opportunities to push through to be a better person.     

Demi Moore

It was the lowest point of my life. I just kept thinking, 'What have I done to deserve this?' I didn't see the point in living.     

Alesha Dixon

We had reached rock bottom. We didn't want to go bankrupt -- we just thought this was the best way out.     

Bobby Foster

I think you need to hit rock bottom before you make a decision [about] what you're going to do in the future.     

Courtney Love

But I was empty inside. I was spiritually at rock-bottom.     

Jonathan Byrd

It was rock bottom. It couldn't get any worse than that.     

Martin Biron

Many have to hit rock bottom before they want to make any changes. We show them they're not alone, and we offer them the chance to realize they can make those changes.     

Susan Hicks

It sounds to me like he's hit rock bottom and he's asking to be disciplined.     

Tony Banks

Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you've ever been, to stand up taller than you than you ever were.     


This is what they call "hitting rock bottom," and they call it that because it rocks.     

Rob Sheffield

At my lowest I was making nothing, of course.     

Teri Hatcher

When you're knocked on your back and you life's a flop, When you're down on the bottom and there's nothing else but to shout to the top!     

Paul Weller

Sober alkies are often asked: When did you hit rock bottom but a more informed question might be: How many times did you hit rock bottom      

Craig Ferguson

The hitting rock bottom theory is all very well. But it is probably possible to intervene earlier.     

Michael Appel

Hit the bottom and get back up; or hit the bottle and stay down.     

Anthony Liccione

Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.     

Publilius Syrus

At bottom God is nothing more than an exalted father.     

Sigmund Freud

The view from rock bottom is often the reason, the inspiration, for getting back up.