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

I don’t need drugs to make my life tragic

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.

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

Today’s students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.

We have drugs to make women speak, but none to keep them silent.

You are to bring my message to those ensnared in the drug-net of illusion that they should abstain, that the drugs will bring more harm than good. I send my love to them.

A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

The last time somebody said “I find I can write much better with a word processor” I replied, “They used to say the same thing about drugs.

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

The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that’s making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?

The worst drugs are as bad as anybody’s told you. It’s just a dumb trip, which I can’t condemn people if they get into it, because one gets into it for one’s own personal, social, emotional reasons. It’s something to be avoided if one can help it.

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

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.

Whether drugs lead to illumination or degradation depends on the spirit in which one takes them.

Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against the possession of marijuana in private for personal use.

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

The present blitz about drugs – I think it looks very much like how we treated insane people 100 years ago — throw them in the cage – as if that’s the whole answer. And it’s not the whole answer.

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.

Drugs are a bet with the mind

A fool who, after plain warning, persists in dosing himself with dangerous drugs should be free to do so, for his death is a benefit to the race in general.

Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them.

No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’relooking for the sources of our troubles,we shouldn’t test people for drugs, weshould test them for stupidity, ignorance,greed and love of power.

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

A sober man may become a drunkard through being a coward. A brave man may become a coward through being a drunkard.

Dope never helped anybody sing better or play music better or do anything better. All dope can do for you is kill you – and kill you the long, slow, hard way.

Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.

If we can get them to understand that saying “no” to drugs is rebelling against their parents and the generations of the past, we’d make it an enormous success.

Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs,alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself,he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.

I think religion is bad and drugs are good.

Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is.

Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle, and mighty opium!