"He said 'Taking drugs is like opening your window on a sunny day and making jam sandwiches!! Anything will fly in - flies, wasps etc'. I've thought about this often since working as a therapist and seeing the evidence of this behaviour change -almost as if someone else had literally flown into that person."
"The disasters are having kids killed in Vietnam and in Iraq. The disasters are Richard Nixon. The disasters are George W. Bush. The disasters are apartheid. Those are the disasters. Taking drugs is like when Evel Knievel jumps over 30 barrels on his motorcycle it might kill you. But it's hardball entertainment. Other people have been cripple by fooling around with motorcycles. Other people have been crippled and died by fooling around with Drugs. Why I'm alive, I have no idea."
"Taking drugs is like cutting the wire to the bell so it stops ringing - but without putting out the fire itself."
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