100 Days Sober Quotes – Celebrate Your Sobriety and Stay Sober

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If you are looking for 100 days sober quotes, hopefully this means you have come a long way in your journey to a new sober lifestyle whether from substance abuse or alcohol addiction.

But if your sober journey has just started, and you are taking the first step towards some positive changes, then the good news is, sobriety quotes can be a great way to point you in the right direction.

Statistics reported in 2019 by the National Survey On Drug Use and Health, reported nearly 15 million people in the United States had an alcohol use disorder (AUD), so you are not facing the recovery process alone.

23 100 Days Sober Quotes To Keep Going

“It does not matter how slowly you go, only that you do not stop.” — Confucius

“I approach sobriety with the same mentality I approached sports with. You’re going to put in the time. You’ve got to suit up, show up, and keep your eyes on the win.” — Molly Bloom

 “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

“Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.” – Carrie Fisher

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

“What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.” – Hecato

“As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.” – Katharine Hepburn

“The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that doesn’t get a day off.” — Demi Lovato

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“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill 

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“I went to hell and back, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Then I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in, happy about life and comfortable in my skin.” – Drew Barrymore

‘’Cause sometimes you just feel tired. Feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up. But you gotta search within you. You gotta find that inner strength. And just pull it out of you, and get that motivation to not give up, and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face.’’ – Eminem

“Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” – Theodore T. Hunger

“Breakthroughs don’t get planned, they are prepared for.” ― Goitsemang Mvula

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” – Bernard Williams

“Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle

“It’s been a learning process, I’m growing. I couldn’t believe that anybody could be naturally happy without being on something. So I would say to anybody, ‘it does get better.” – Eminem

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wild

15 Reasons To Stay Sober Quotes

“Above anything else—above family or job—the main thing is staying sober. That’s because without being sober, I don’t have a family or a job.” — William Regal

“I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures.” ― Gail Caldwell

“All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for. “ – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

“All the mistakes I’ve ever made in my life have been when I’ve been drunk. I haven’t made hardly any mistakes sober, ever.” — Tracey Emin

“Suffering isn’t ennobling, recovery is.” — Christiaan Barnard

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t let the past steal your present.” –Terri Guillemets

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“Somebody once asked me how I define sobriety, and my response was ‘liberation from dependence’.” — Leslie Jamison

“When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” — Mary Karr

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

“Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.” – Brian Tracy

“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

”Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.’’ – Marie Curie

“Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don’t ever want to be again.” – Shane Niemeyer

18 Motivational Quotes To Stay Sober

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’’ – Muhammad Ali

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘’Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and good things never die.’’ – Stephen King

“I realized that I only had two choices: I was either going to die or I was going to live, and which one did I want to do? And then I said those words, ‘I’ll get help,’ or, ‘I need help. I’ll get help.’ And my life turned around. Ridiculous for a human being to take 16 years to say, ‘I need help.’‘ – Sir Elton John

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan

 “Once I was clear-headed, and I hadn’t been clear-headed in so long, I was like, I can never go back. And I’m still thankful.” – Travis Barker

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

“Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest.” Robert Downey Jr.

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“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

”People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.” – Ramona L. Anderson

“A lot of people think that addiction is a choice. A lot of people think it’s a matter of will. That has not been my experience. I don’t find it to have anything to do with strength.– Matthew Perry

“It is 10 years since I used drugs or alcohol and my life has improved immeasurably. I have a job, a house, a cat, good friendships and, generally, a bright outlook… The price of this is constant vigilance because the disease of addiction is not rational.” – Russell Brand

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus

 ‘’Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.’’ – Paulo Coelho

“You can come out of the furnace of trouble two ways: if you let it consume you, you come out a cinder; but there is a kind of metal which refuses to be consumed, and comes out a star.”– Jean Church

21 Inspirational Quotes To Stay Sober

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That was exactly it, and I couldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see that alcohol kept me trapped in a world of illusion, procrastination, paralysis. I lived always in the future, never in the present. Next time, next time! Next time I drank it would be different, next time it would make me feel good again. And all my efforts were doomed, because already drinking hadn’t made me feel good in years.” — Heather King

“I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute – if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?’ And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.” ― Craig Ferguson

“What is an addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.” – Alice Miller

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“And that’s what it’s like for me in recovery at times. Afraid to take on responsibility, new sponsors or something, or allowing myself to stand up and shine… I’ve got new tools, I’ve got new hope, new love, new respect for myself.” – James Hetfield

“I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.” – Samuel L. Jackson

 ‘’When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.’’ – Dalai Lama

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

“Being in recovery has given me everything of value that I have in my life. Integrity, honesty, fearlessness, faith, a relationship with God, and most of all gratitude. It’s given me a beautiful family and an amazing career. I’m under no illusions where I would be without the gift of alcoholism and the chance to recover from it.” — Rob Lowe

“Addiction begins with the hope that something “out there” can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.” – Jean Kilbourne

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” – Joseph Campbell

‘‘If it wasn’t for that rehab center, I probably wouldn’t have been here. In terms of recovery, it has been very important for me to be a part of a recovery community, to actively be around my people because they understand me. They get it.” – Macklemore

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“I wanted a drink [because] I didn’t want to feel what I was feeling, and a voice within was telling me that I needed a drink, that I couldn’t bear it without it. But that voice is a liar. You can always bear the pain. It’ll hurt, it’ll burn like acid in an open wound, but you can stand it. And, as long as you can make yourself go on choosing the pain over the relief, you can keep going.” ― Lawrence Block

“Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. Be patient with yourself.” ― Bryant McGill 

“My recovery from drug addiction is the single greatest accomplishment of my life… but it takes work — hard, painful work — but the help is there, in every town and career, drug/drink freed members of society, from every single walk and talk of life to help and guide.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

18 Quotes To Motivate Daily Sobriety

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Robert Downey Jr.

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …”  ―Marcus Aurelius

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

‘’I’ve been sober for 18 years now. It wasn’t like you flick a switch, and you’re sober. It takes a while. You have to learn how to do everything all over again. There is life after addiction, and it’s really good. If I had known, I’d have stopped earlier.’’ – Joe Walsh

“Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Roger Babson

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb

“Not feeling is no replacement for reality. Your problems today are still your problems tomorrow.” – Larry Michael Dredla

Conclusion to ‘100 Days of Sobriety Quotes’

We genuinely hope these quotes have motivated you to stay sober today, no matter how much time and hard work it has been since your last drink.

Remember the ‘why’ you are getting sober – whether it’s to protect a relationship with your best friend or reignite a closeness with your family members, a better life worth living is something you deserve.

The best way to stay sober is to seek professional help, even if this is the first time you face a week of sobriety, or you have been trying to get sober for a long time.

Contact Alcoholics Anonymous today for support. 

According to AddictionCentre.com ‘There are many 12 – step program for various addictions and compulsive behaviors’, this could be for cocaine, drug or drink addiction. 

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