49 Quotes About Hitting Rock Bottom


Finding yourself at rock bottom is one of the loneliest places you can be. There is only room to move up from there. These quotes about hitting rock bottom will bring you the encouragement you need to pick yourself back up.

“And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

“And the best part about rock bottom is that you can only go up from there.”

“As I grow older, much older, I will experience many things, and I will hit rock bottom again and again. Again and again I will suffer; again and again I will get back on my feet. I will not be defeated. I won’t let my spirit be destroyed.”

“At bottom God is nothing more than an exalted father.”

“But I was empty inside. I was spiritually at rock-bottom.”

“Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.”

“Everyone hits bottom their own way.”

“God may allow us at times to hit rock bottom, to show us He’s the rock-at the bottom.”

“He waited for the black, terrible anger as though for some beast out of the night. But it did not come to him. His bowels seemed weighted with lead, and he walked slowly and lingered against fences and the cold, wet walls of buildings by the way. ”

“Hit the bottom and get back up; or hit the bottle and stay down.”

“Hitting bottom and hitting it hard was the worst thing that ever happened to me and the best thing that ever happened to me.”

“Hitting rock bottom doesn’t’ mean you have to stay there.”

“I don’t believe in rock bottom. Rock bottom is like a fishing term.”

“I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn’t death.”

“I think this is what we all want to hear: that we are not alone in hitting the bottom, and that it is possible to come out of that place courageous, beautiful, and strong.”

“I think you need to hit rock bottom before you make a decision [about] what you’re going to do in the future.”

“I think you sometimes have to go hit rock bottom before you can grow and rebuild as a person.”

“I’m satisfied to go in at the bottom – that’s the best way to learn what things are all about.”

“It just seemed to me, that if you valued a thing, you found ways to keep it from being compromised.”

“It sounds to me like he’s hit rock bottom and he’s asking to be disciplined.”

“It was rock bottom. It couldn’t get any worse than that.”

“It was the lowest point of my life. I just kept thinking, ‘What have I done to deserve this?’ I didn’t see the point in living.”

“Just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, you realize you’re standing on another trapdoor.”

“Many have to hit rock bottom before they want to make any changes. We show them they’re not alone, and we offer them the chance to realize they can make those changes.”

“Once you hit rock bottom, that’s where you perfectly stand; That’s your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.”

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”

“People say you have to hit rock bottom, and, I can tell you, almost dying is as rock bottom as it gets.”

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

“Rock bottom demands we pay a price for the ride back to the top.”

“Rock bottom for some people is death. Some people never learn from their mistakes. They don’t learn from other people’s mistakes.”

“Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around.”

“Some of my lowest points were the most exciting opportunities to push through to be a better person.”

“Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you’ve ever been, to stand up taller than you than you ever were.”

“The first casualty of hitting rock bottom is vanity.”

“The hitting rock bottom theory is all very well. But it is probably possible to intervene earlier.”

“The only good thing about hitting rock bottom is that it can’t get any worse.”

“The purest form of faith happens when you reach the bottom of your reasoning and find there is nothing that you can do that will make sense out of what you have been through.”

“The view from rock bottom is often the reason, the inspiration, for getting back up.”

“There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.”

“There would be no cloud-nine days without rock-bottom moments left below.”

“To hit bottom is to fall from grace.”

“We had reached rock bottom. We didn’t want to go bankrupt — we just thought this was the best way out.”

“When this ultimate crisis comes… when there is no way out – that is the very moment when we explode from within and the totally other emerges: the sudden surfacing of a strength, a security of unknown origin, welling up from beyond reason, rational expectation, and hope.”

“When you decide to hit rock bottom, humiliation is part of the deal.”

“When you feel like you’ve had it up to here, and you’re mad enough to scream, but you’re sad enough to tear, that’s rock bottom.”

“When you hit rock bottom, you have nowhere to go but up.”

“When you’re knocked on your back and you life’s a flop, When you’re down on the bottom and there’s nothing else but to shout to the top!”

“You can’t truly appreciate the top if you’ve never hit rock bottom.”

“You may think you’ve hit rock bottom in your life but guess what there’s more crud underneath those rocks.”

There are several things you can do to pick yourself up from rock bottom and get yourself put on a path to success.

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