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  • If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.

  • I spent a year in a 12-step program, really committed, because I could not believe what had happened - that I might have killed myself.

    Believe   Years   Might  
  • I'll go through all of [12 steps for people who say are traumatized by the election], but a sample: Volunteer to fight Islamaphobia. Join the ACLU. Donate to Planned Parenthood. Take down sexism and misogyny. Sort of all the stations of the cross of liberalism. Sort of all the stations of the cross of liberalism.

    Source: www.realclearpolitics.com
  • What goes around, comes around.

    Karma   Respect   Revenge  
    Willie Nelson, Turk Pipkin (2006). “The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart”, p.33, Penguin
  • Non-mainstream people seem to balk at the idea of 12-step. A lot of us think 12-step recovery means sitting in a church basement full of Republicans and Christians who drink to much.

    Source: therumpus.net
  • So you [Nicholas Kristof] have got this new column out, 12 steps for people who say are traumatized by the [ Donald Trump] election.

    People   Steps   Election  
    Source: www.realclearpolitics.com
  • What you think of me is none of my business.

    Larry Winget (2008). “The Idiot Factor: The 10 Ways We Sabotage Our Life, Money, and Business”, p.104, Penguin
  • Get off the cross, we need the wood.

    Jesus   Recovery   Needs  
    Song: Big Wheel, Album: American Doll Posse, 2007
  • If you find a path with no obstacles, it likely leads nowhere.

  • One of the 12 steps is to admit that you're powerless, but I think that's bullshit. I think it's important to empower yourself by facing the stuff that triggers you.

    Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
  • I think 12-step programs really work, rehab really works, certain types of therapies and talking to other addicts really work. There are a lot of things that work - that isn't the problem. The problem is getting the addicts to say they're addicts. The problem is admitting it.

    Source: www.marieclaire.com
  • I used to think, "I can't go to these meetings because they'll make me believe in God. Make me go to church." I knew it wasn't right for me before I ever tried it. I was suspicious of anything outside my realm of experience. That same kind of attitude carries over into 12-step programs, because they are programs. There's this feeling that you don't need this bullshit, you can quit on your own. People that don't know anything about it seem to have a better idea. They haven't even been.

    Source: therumpus.net
  • Formula for failure: Try to please everybody.

  • I'm always looking for context in which people tell stories. In "Fight Club" it's these support groups for dying people, and then in "Choke" it's 12-step recovery groups. In one novel it's artists' colonies, in another novel it's a diary form that submariners' wives typically keep so that when their husband comes back from serving on a submarine they have an accounting of their spouse's time. So I'm always looking for, number one, a non-fiction context - because you can tell a more outrageous story if you use a non-fiction form.

    "Chuck Palahnuik On 'Choke'". Interview with Cole Smithey, www.colesmithey.com. September 24, 2008.
  • There's really only one true path to recovery that's using the 12 step program and finding a belief in something greater than yourself (spirituality).

    Recovery   Path   Steps  
  • I think we need a 12-step group for non-stop talkers. We're going to call it On and On Anon.

    Thinking   Groups   Needs  
  • You know, there's a 12 step program for gambling. You should look into that. Twelve steps. Coyote laughed. I'll bet I can do it in six.

    Gambling   Six   Steps  
  • The 12-step chocolate program: NEVER BE MORE THAN 12 STEPS AWAY FROM CHOCOLATE!

    Food   Yummy   Chocolate  
  • While in the clinic, I discovered I had problems with concentration, motivation, attitude, and temper. I have found a new way of life through the clinic's program and a 12-step recovery plan.

    Albert Belle (1998). “Don't Call Me Joey: The Wit and Wisdom of Albert Belle”, p.15, ECW Press
  • We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves would restore us to sanity.

    Alcoholics Anonymous (1939). The first two of the "Twelve Steps" that form the program of Alcoholics Anonymous to combat alcoholism.
  • If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.

  • I talk to people who go to rehab, and they get this AA book that they've got to read everyday - really thick book. They go through all these 12 steps and do all this and that. It's crazy how everybody can sit and talk about rehab but if I come to say Christ was my rehab, it's not cool to say that. ... For me that's my rehab. That's what happened with me and it's an amazing and powerful thing.

    Powerful   Crazy   Book  
    "Q&A: Korn bassist is off drugs and on to Christ". AP Chicago Interview, www.philstar.com. March 15, 2009.
  • You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

    Mother Jones Magazine, Vol.16, No.3, p.77, May - June 1991.
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