The very best movie quotes for all of us in recovery
In times of stress and panic, we all have our coping mechanisms to help us relax and calm down. But for some, these habits are more damaging than helpful. For those in recovery trying to stay clean during these dark times, we see you, and we applaud you for trying your hardest.
Obviously, AA meetings are a lot harder to have during quarantine, so you may be looking for inspiration to stay clean. While we may not be there to keep you distracted from your vice, we’ve found some of the most inspirational quotes, even a few recovery quotes in particular, to at least give you a slimmer of light in these dark times.
“Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.” — Professor X, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Everyone gets lost, but what matters is if you’re willing to go look for the right path again.
“Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward.” — Rocky Balboa, Rocky Balboa
You’ve already dealt with a lot, and it’s clear you’re able to keep going. Just remember the hits you’ve already taken and remember how you’ve come back.
“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” — Alan Turing, The Imitation Game
When you’re already down, people expect you to stay down and never achieve greatness. Prove them wrong.
“We can’t retract the decisions we’ve made. We can only affect the decisions we’re going to make from here.” — Nick Rice, Law Abiding Citizen
Even if you break your sobriety while you’re in quarantine, it is what it is. What matters is you take the steps to stop you from breaking again.
“Remember those posters that said, ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life’? Well that’s true of every day but one… the day you die.” — Lester Burnham, American Beauty
You have time to change your life around. Until the day you’re six feet under, you can still say “Today’s the day I become the true me.”
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” — Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
We’re the ones that control what’s done with the time we have. Remember you always have control of your actions.
“Favor is a breeze that shifts directions all the time.” — Harley, The Favourite
Sometimes life is going to be on your side, and sometimes it isn’t. You can’t let that be the reason you break though.
“We go to the moon, not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.” — JFK, First Man
The hardest thing to do is usually the thing that’s most worthwhile for you to do.
“You want to get out of the hole? First you’re going to have to put down the shovel.” — Rick Dicker, Incredibles 2
If you continue to dig yourself deeper into depression, it’s hard to not want to break. So stop digging and start climbing out.
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” — Emperor, Mulan
Keep on the fight for recovery, because you shine brighter as you stay stronger.