Personally, I disagree with most of what is being said in the following quotes. Mainly, because the term “drugs” is used in a fundamentally misleading manner.
When we say “drugs”, we think of a big pool of various substances, that are all addictive and harmful to us, our health – physically and mentally -, our social environment, basically every pillar of our life. But “drugs” is not a black-and-white term and not a single bucket. There are many buckets: stimulants, empathogens, psychedelics, dissociatives, cannabinoids, depressants, opioids, etc., to name a few.
Referring to them as drugs is like you would be referring to food as “sweets”, while there’s actually legumes, fruits, nuts, seeds, etc. You get the drill.
If you read the following quotes, keep in mind that each person either has an individual drug in mind or refers to the “big pool”, which translates to: they have not a single clue about drugs.
Positive Quotes on Drugs
When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.Bob Marley, Jamaican Musician
Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs.Robin Williams, American Actor
LSD is a psychedelic drug which occasionally causes psychotic behavior in people who have NOT taken it.Timothy Leary, American Psychologist
A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole.Frank Zappa, American Musician
Drugs are a bet with your mind.Jim Morrison, American Singer
Drugs are reality’s legal loopholes.Jeremy P. Johnson, American Aphorist
Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.Jean Kilbourne, American Public Speaker
I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police.Keith Richards, American Musician
“Now here’s somebody who wants to smoke a marijuana cigarette. If he’s caught, he goes to jail. Now is that moral? Is that proper? I think it’s absolutely disgraceful that our government, supposed to be our government, should be in the position of converting people who are not harming others into criminals, of destroying their lives, putting them in jail. That’s the issue to me. The economic issue comes in only for explaining why it has those effects. But the economic reasons are not the reasons” – Milton Freedman, American Economist
Everyone should eat hashish, but only once.Salvado Dali, Italian Artist
Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.Bob Marley, Jamaican Musician
The best drug is a clear head.Harald Juhnke, German Actor
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.Hunter S. Thompson, American Writer
It’s not the drugs that make a drug addict, it’s the need to escape reality.Sense8, American TV-Series
Opium heals everything, but itself.Latin Proverb
Drugs is suicide, paid in installments.Titus Lenk, German Aphorist
Everything is a drug. Family, art, causes, new shoes… We’re all just tweaking our chem to avoid the void.
Any kind of drug is a self-deception, which eventually turns into remorse.Franz Schmidberger, German Publicist
Drugs and money are good, it’s just people who are bad.Unknown
It is not the use of drugs that is the problem, but the abuse.Patrick Betsch, German Aphorist
Drugs take you to hell, disguised as heaven.Donald Lyn Frost, American Aphorist
Wealth, fame and glory are the kings among drugs.Franz Friedrich Kovacs, German Author
Negative Quotes on Drugs
Whether you sniff it smoke it eat it or shove it up your ass the result is the same: addiction.William S. Burroughs
Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem.Kurt Cobain
Under drugs you do not find yourself, but only your shadow.Konstantin Wecker, German Poet
If you abuse a drug, it takes you captive.Adreas Tenzer, German Philosopher
“The modern struggle: Lone individuals summoning inhuman willpower, fasting, meditating, and exercising… Up against armies of scientists and statisticians weaponizing abundant food, screens, and medicine into junk food, clickbait news, infinite porn, endless games, and addictive drugs.”Naval Ravikant, Indian Investor