I want people to know that there is a cultural and spiritual revival underway in native communities and it is being inspired and led by sober people.
Brian Maracle Mohawk
But the ex-problem drinker who has found this solution, who is properly armed with facts about himself, can generally win the entire confidence of another alcoholic in a few hours. Until such an understanding is reached, little or nothing can be accomplished.
Big Book pg. 18
Of far more importance was the fact that he was the first living human with whom I had ever talked, who knew what he was talking about in regard to alcoholism from actual experience. In other words, he talked my language. He knew all the answers, and certainly not because he had picked them up in his reading.
Big Book pg. 180
Creator keep me sober.