„When you give up junk, you give up a way of life.“

—  William S. Burroughs, buch Junkie

Junkie (1953)
Kontext: When you give up junk, you give up a way of life. I have seen junkies kick and hit the lush and wind up dead in a few years. Suicide is frequent among ex-junkies. Why does a junky quit junk of his own will? You never know the answer to that question. No conscious tabulation of the disadvantages and horrors of junk gives you the emotional drive to kick. The decision to quit junk is a cellular decision, and once you have decided to quit you cannot go back to junk permanently any more than you could stay away from it before.

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William Seward Burroughs war ein amerikanischer Schriftstel… 1914 - 1997

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—  Danielle Steel, buch The Gift

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—  Gottfried de Purucker Author, Theosophist 1874 - 1942

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—  Tom Clancy, buch Against All Enemies

Quelle: Against All Enemies

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—  Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012

Quelle: Something to Smile about: Encouragement and Inspiration for Life's Ups and Downs

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—  Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954

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—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

Variante: Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.

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—  Franz Kafka author 1883 - 1924

Variant translation: The Policeman said to me, "You want to know the way? Give up! Just give up!" And he turned away like a man that wants to be alone with his laughter.
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