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467 Inspirational Eating Disorder Recovery Quotes (2023)

1. “It’s never too lateto be what you might have been.” ~George Eliot

2. “Remember just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.” – Robert Downey Jr.

3. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” ~Dr. Seuss

4. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius

5. “I am worthy of inner peace.”

6. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

7. “It’s been said that alcoholics are egomaniacs with low self-esteem. It’s the perfect description. Being larger than life and yet your pride is crushed with self-loathing.” - Gary Oldman, actor

8. “Someone once told me, ‘I heard you finally got rid of your addiction.’ I smiled and said, ‘No, addiction doesn’t work like that. Once you have it, you will always have it. I just choose not to feed it.’”– Anonymous

9. “Addiction, at its worst, is akin to having Stockholm Syndrome. You’re like a hostage who has developed an irrational affection for your captor. They can abuse you, torture you, even threaten to kill you, and you’ll remain inexplicably and disturbingly loyal.” - Anne Clendening, writer and yoga instructor

10. “You have to break down before you can break through.” ~ Marilyn Ferguson

11. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” ~Zen proverb

12. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand

13. “Sometimes you’ve just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.” – Dr. Phil McGraw

14. "One thing I have come to notice in my life is that recovery for me has not been linear. It’s more two steps forward, three back, five forward, two back, so I’m always improving but there are setbacks within the improvement.” — Jonathan Van Ness

15. I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. – Anonymous

16. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~Confucius

17. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

18. Given love and opportunity, every child and adult can recover. All who know this and have the capacity to help others should assist as they can. – Dallin H. Oaks

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

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

21. “Don't pick up a drink or drug, one day at a time. It actually is simple, but it isn't easy: it requires incredible support and fastidious structuring.” - Russell Brand

22. “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi

23. “People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.” - Wendell Berry, writer

24. “Recovery is not for people who need it. It’s for people who want it.” – Unknown