For what is this
fire-water good? It burns the throat and the stomach; it makes a man like a
bear who has lost his senses. He bites, he growls, he scratches and he howls.
He falls down as if he were dead, fire-water does nothing but harm. We do not
there was always the curious mental phenomenon that parallel with our sound
reasoning there inevitably ran some insanely trivial excuse for taking the
first drink. Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check. The insane idea
won out. Next day we would ask ourselves, in all earnestness and sincerity, how
it could have happened.
Book pg. 37
alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others. Hearts
are broken. Sweet relationships are dead. Affections have been uprooted...
Book pg. 82
less people tolerated us, the more we withdrew from society, from life itself.
Book pg. 151
Mystery remove this obsession to drink, grant me sanity.