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"There are certain shades of limelight that can ruin a girls complexion"

Dec 02, 2008 - 6 comments








The was said by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys and I alway choose to apply it to my life and addiction in a small way.  First of all, I love Audrey Hepburn.  She signifies all the beauty eloquence, grace and nobility that I want to have in my own life.  My best friend, also named Audrey, died yesterday.  She comitted sucide, but it was more the drugs that did her in.  Audrey and I would watch all of Audrey's movies together and be transported away from our troubles to a place where honesty, romance and beauty reigned supreme.
This quote always reminded me -- as I work on the stage -- that there are certain temptations everyone in such an environment as mine can be tempted by.  

Here are some other quotes that remind and help me through:

"Its never too late to discover what's important in your life, and to fight for it". ~ Premonition

"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courgeously.
  This is how character is built". ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"When you have done something unforgiveable, you do this, you forgive yourself." ~Dr. Littauer, House of Games

"A man withought fear is a man without hope."

"Im gonna tell you something and its just gonna be between you and me,  I think folks carry on about heaven too much, like its some "all you can eat" buffett in the clouds and folks just do what they told so they can all eat what they want behind some pearly gates.
There's sinning in my heart, there's evil in the world, but when I got no one, I talk to God.  I ask for strength.  I ask for forgiveness, not peace at the end of my days when I got no more life to live or no more good to do, but today...right now.  whats your heaven?" ~Black Snake Moan

"The journey of 1,000 miles begings with one step," ~Lao Tse

"All those things that werent supposed to happen - they happened.  
What happens next is up to you." ~David Duchovny, Californication

"For me, the only things of interest are those linked to the heart." ~Audrey Hepburn

"Junkies might be easy to knock down, but they are never fragile.  They have souls and hearts like old leather shoes..studded with steel."

"People that drink to drown their sorrows, should know that sorrow knows how to swim" ~Anon

"The world is made for people who arent cursed with self awareness." Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham

"To posess your soul in patience , with all the skin and some of the flesh burnt of your face and hands is a job for a boy or a girl compared with the pain of a man or woman who has lived pretty long in the exhilarating world drugs seem to create and is trying now to live in the first bald desolation created by knocking them off."

"In the abscence of clearly defined goals , we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it."

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a goal.  It is a by-product." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Starman comics

I hope these enlighten you or make you think.  Please feel free to add more, I would love to hear them

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by fxr_rusty, Dec 02, 2008
HIS HAND REACHED FURTHER DOWN, THAN I COULD REACH UP.  (your higher power, whatever you choose to call it) From me, just an narc. addict, but recovering, saying no one day at a time.

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by scaredmom330, Dec 02, 2008
I am so sorry about your friend, as we all know addiction sometimes is stronger than we are. you and your friend are in my prayers and thoughts.


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by micheleTX, Dec 02, 2008
those are beautiful all of them.  thank you rusty for saying that one-i really really like that

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by studiogirl, Dec 02, 2008
Thank you for your thoughts and words. I am sad she is gone, very sad.  But, I am trying to take some good from it in that I need to change things in my life because Im not ready to join her just yet.  I do believe we will see eachother again though!

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by laurel453, Dec 02, 2008
there is no better tribute to her you could do now, studiogirl... than this you just written... : do it. live for the both of you !

do it. make  from this terrible  and senseless loss  your strength to fight addiction and to live your life to the fullest...

if we could only live our clean lives this way then  somehow we would have really  managed to survive hell :)

(( so sorry for her loss  .... ))

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by micheleTX, Dec 02, 2008
studiogirl i too am sorry for your friend's loss.  I was so moved by the sayings that I had forgotten to tell you that.  im sorry

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