110+ Best Recovery Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Recovery is the process of becoming successful or normal again after problems. Inspirational recovery quotes will uplift your spirit and give you motivation you need in your journey.

If you’re searching for inspirational quotes about change and best time quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of empowering past quotes, popular attitude quotes and famous invest in yourself quotes.

Most Famous Recovery Quotes

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

The road to Recovery will not always be easy, but I will take it one day at a time, focusing on the moments I’ve dreamed about for so long. Amanda Lindhout

Getting sober is a radically creative act. Meredith Bell

Rising from the ashes, I am born again, powerful, exultant, majestic through all the pain. Shannon Perry

I’m not telling you it is going to be easy; I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. Art Williams

The fact that you woke up this morning is proof that this day has already been predetermined in your favor. Russ Kyle

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles, and you have to change. Jamie Lee Curtis

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up. Anne Lamott

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

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

Recovery is about progression, not perfection. Unknown

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

I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was. Sade Andria Zabala

I don’t need alcohol to see the world in its depths, I carry the sun in me. Lamine Pearlheart

Recovery didn’t open the gates of heaven and let me in. Recovery opened the gates of hell and let me out! Anonymous

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

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucius

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

Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there. Bucky Sinister

Blame is such a self-defeating choice. It renders one helpless, putting any solution well out of reach, for we rarely can change others. Consider this, a solution well within your reach, someone you can surely change: yourself. Russ Kyle

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. Zen proverb

I think that 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.

My Recovery must come first so that everything I love in life does not have to come last. Unknown

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

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

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford

You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious. Joel Osteen

Change your thoughts, change your life. Lao Tzu

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. Zen proverb

My favorite six words in Recovery are: trust God, clean house and help others. Matthew Perry

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb

Recovery is hard. Regret is harder. Brittany Burgunder

It takes a lot of strength to ride the storm of addiction, but it’s worth it. Maggie Swann

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

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

You don’t get over an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you don’t create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction will catch up with you again. Unknown

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Inspirational Recovery Quotes

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was. Sade Andria Zabala

No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible. George Chakiris

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

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

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

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

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

Relax. Breathe. It takes time, but there is a great joy to be had in moments of every day. Just remember, you’re learning new steps, a new dance. Lisa Frederiksen

One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery. Demi Lovato

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

Sometimes, you’ve just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you. Dr. Phil

Recovery is not a race. You don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would. Unknown

A compassionate approach leads to less addiction. Johann Hari

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop. Confucius

We honor ourselves when we speak out for recovery. We show the world that recovery matters because it brings hope and peace into the lives of individuals and their loved ones. Beth Wilson

Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there. Bucky Sinister

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

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The best way to predict your future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln

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

Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. Rob Lowe

Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. Aldous Huxley

Not drinking makes me a lot happier. Naomi Campbell

You have to break down before you can breakthrough. Marilyn Ferguson

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

Don’t pick up a drink or drug, one day at a time. It sounds so simple. It actually is simple, but it isn’t easy-it requires incredible support and fastidious structuring. Russell Brand

I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to stand up in rehab in front of my wife and daughter and say, ‘Hi, my name is Sam, and I am an addict. Samuel J. Jackson

Ya think that the whiskey tastes good? Try a big cup of sobriety-now that is the good stuff! Steven Tyler

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. George Bernard Shaw

I’ve never met an alcoholic in recovery who doesn’t believe that this is the best thing they have ever done. Adam Clayton

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Deep Recovery Quotes

I really mean it when I say my biggest fear in early recovery was that I would never have fun again. The beautiful truth is that recovery has given me freedom and the confidence to go out in the world and leave my own mark. Tom Stoddart

My identity shifted when I got into recovery. That’s who I am now, and it actually gives me greater pleasure to have that identity than to be a musician or anything else, because it keeps me in a manageable size . . . It gives me a spiritual anchor. Eric Clapton

I think that the power is in 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

I used drugs to feel better. I quit drugs to be better. Unknown

Don’t let the past steal your present. Cherríe L. Morga

I wouldn’t have been able to have access to myself or other people, or even been able to take in other people, if I hadn’t changed my life. Bradley Cooper

The goal isn’t to be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much that you don’t need to drink. Anonymous

For me, I just happened to be in a situation the very last time and I said, “You know what? I don’t think I can continue doing this.” And I reached out for help and I ran with it, you know? . . . It’s really not that difficult to overcome these seemingly ghastly problems. What’s hard is to decide. Robert Downey Jr.

Recovery is not for people who need it. It’s for people who want it. Unknown

No matter how dark the night may get, your light will never burn out. Jeanette LeBlanc

Sometimes you can only find heaven by slowly backing away from hell. Carrie Fisher

Nobody stays recovered unless the life they have created is more rewarding and satisfying than the one they left behind. Anne Fletcher

Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can’t do. I am more successful than I have ever been. Jamie Lee Curtis

I am not defined by my relapses, but by my decision to remain in recovery despite them. Anonymous

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking. Buddhist Proverb

There is no shame in beginning again, for you get a chance to build bigger and better than before. Leon Brown

Relapses are almost an inevitable part of any course of self-development. Phillipa Perry

Part of recovery is relapse. I dust myself off and move forward again. Steven Alder

Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible. Jimmy Connors

Life is a series of relapses and recoveries. George Ade

There’s no such thing as quitting. Just sometimes, there’s a long pause between relapses. Alan Moore

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. Bishop W.C. Magee

The path of descent is the path of transformation. Darkness, failure, relapse, death, and woundedness are our primary teachers, rather than ideas or doctrines. Richard Rohr

Sometimes, there are multiple relapses before you get sober and stay sober. David Sheff

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb

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

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. Mary Pickford

Recovery is taking all twelve steps…over and over and over and over… Toni Sorenson

Recovery is not a race. You don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would. Unknown

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day, begin the task anew. Saint Francis de Sales

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucius

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

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

One thing you must realize is that: you either kill your addiction or your addiction will eventually kill you. Oche Otorkpa

We should be open to change to ensure that our addiction to life always remains under check. Dr. Prem Jagyasi

Addiction denied is recovery delayed. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Addiction brings apathy. Break the apathy, and you break the addiction. Mango Wodzak

Your addiction is not you, but it feels like you because you’ve spent so much intimate time together. Toni Sorenson

Addiction is a repeated temporary…stilling. I am concerned with peace…not mere relief. Edward Albee

Alcoholism is, above all, a disease of denial. David Stafford

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

First, you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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